Author Archives: Kevin McCain


Which Color is That Warm or Cool

Is That Color Warm or Cold You hear a lot about the terms warm or cool colors. There is a broad definition and a more detailed explanation for warm and cool colors. The basic definition […]

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Oil Painting, Color and Intensity Scales

The Chroma Scale Chroma is an important aspect of Color. Remember chroma and intensity mean the same thing, it is how bright or dull a color appears. By having a variety of intensities with your […]

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How to Mix Color:Mixing with Tertiary Colors

Controlling Color Using Tertiary Colors Control your mixtures with a better understanding of the color wheel . Most colors of a painting are not colors right out of the tube. They have to be modified. As the artist […]

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How to Mix Color: Color Characteristics

Color and It’s Multiple Personalities   Color is has three very distinct personalities or characteristics. This is why color has so much complexity however by understanding these aspects of color and how to identify them […]

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Make a Great Drawing Board

Drawing Board the Foundation For a Great Drawing Drawing Boards are great supports for doing solid drawings. You can go to an art store to and purchase one for 10.00 – 25.00 or you can […]

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How to Control Color Mixes

Mixing Grays with Triadic Colors Control your mixtures with a better understanding of the colorwheel Greyed or colors of lower intensity are important way of controlling you color. The more intense colors catch more attention […]

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Prints or Original Artwork. What is What in the World of Art

Giclee’ Prints, Artists print, Limited Editions, Open Editions Understanding the Madness of the Print Market   Art is sometimes ambiguous, but understanding what you are buying should be crystal clear. In my earlier days when […]

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New Methods to Try: Scratch Boards

Scratch Boards Great Way to Reverse Your Thinking Working from White to Black What are they? Scratch boards have been in use since the 19th century and were often used to make pieces of art […]

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How to Create Depth in Your Landscape Oil Painting

Creating Depth in Your Artwork   Looking at many of the paintings of the great masters, I am amazed at the feeling of depth. Rembrandt painted scenes which appear as if you could reach right […]

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