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Tractor

This is a painting that is painted according to the principle from light to dark. It is thus built up with gradually darker and darker layers of color. The exercise also shows how you...

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Quinacridone red – PR209

Quinacridone red is something as unusual as a transparent warm red color. The color has very good mixing properties and it is possible to successfully mix it towards both orange and violet. The paint...

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Pencils

When a new student arrives at my courses, they usually have a pencil with them, at least those who have painted before, those who have not painted do not have a pencil. Pretty much...

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Paint negatively

Negative Painting is a painting technique, often used in watercolor. In short, it means creating the shape of an object by painting what is behind first, and thus giving an object a shape before...

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Indanthrone (indanthrene) PB60

The dye PB60 was developed by the German chemical company BASF in 1901, but it took until the 1950s before it was used as a pigment among artist’s paints. The idea with the pigment...

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Premixed colors

There are several different types of premixed colors. There are colors that a manufacturer mixes to mimic an expensive pigment with cheap ingredients, or colors that should mimic classic pigments that are no longer...

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Aureolin or Cobalt Yellow (PY40)

The pigment was first produced by the German chemist Nikolaus Wolfgang Fischer in 1831, hence the name Fischers yellow. But later, when the pigment became a paint for artists’ colors, it was called aureolin....

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Pears – wet on wet

You can actually use whatever colors you want In this exercise, I myself used Phthalo blue, Burnt sienna, nickel dioxin yellow, Ivory black and cadmium red. It is not the colors that are important...

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Sap Green (NG2)

Sap green is another of all traditional colors that today is just an imitation. The original color Sap green was made from plant juices that were squeezed from, usually, unripe buckthorn berries, but also...

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Watercolour Paints Cracking

Do you have watercolor pans that crack like the one in the picture above? It could be due to too much water! If you use watercolor paint in a pan, as most people do,...