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Oil Painting, Extended Color Palette

Sometimes More Is More Painting with a Larger Palette   As many of you who have read my blog or taken my classes know I normally encourage students to use a limited palette of colors. […]

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Mixing Colors: Tinting Strength

Mixing Colors: Tinting Strength of Colors All colors have a different tinting strength. For instance on our palette yellow have the least tinting strength you will need  more yellow(about 2/3 more than red to get […]

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Using Black and White a Cautionary Tale

   How to Use Black and White in Oil Painting     One thing that happens with mixing paint is people reach for white or black too quickly when they are mixing colors. The biggest […]

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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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