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How I mix neutral colors

Gray color occurs in all kinds of paintings, it is important to master mixtures of gray color so you are not dependent on black or ready-mixed gray. In this text I will describe how...

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Hydropower – an exercise

This is a fairly easy exercise where you have to use kitchen paper or similar to soak up freshly painted paint to give a hazy effect. Use a blue, yellow and cold red color....

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Cobalt Blue (PB28)

Long before cobalt blue there was a pigment called smalt, cobalt glass ground to a fine powder. Smalt dates back to 2000 BC. It was used mainly for ceramics in ancient Egypt and in...

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Madder lake

Real madder is a red dye extracted from the madder root. In ancient Egypt and in Asia, madder was used for textile dyeing. It has been used in Europe at least since the Middle...

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Use the color wheel as a guide for mixtures

Many people understand the color wheel as a theoretical construction that explains how the different colors are connected in a system. But few use it as a template for mixes. I intend to explain...

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Masking fluid with dip pen

In the post masking fluid I wrote that I usually dilute masking fluid when I use it with a dip pen. I intend to describe in more detail here how I do this. Masking...

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Nickel Azo yellow (Transparent Yellow) PY150

Maybe I should admit right away: Nickel Azo yellow is my favorite among yellow colors nowadays. Previously, it had competition from Nickel Dioxin yellow (PY153) and Quinacridone Gold (PO49), but none of these colors...

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Draw fine lines

It may seem easy. To draw a fine line with a brush. But making a really nice line with a brush can be tricky. Many of my students have problems with this. Use a...

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Paynes Gray (mixed color)

William Payne (1760–1830) was an English artist who liked to paint landscapes with a blue-gray haze, magical landscapes with dramatic cliffs, fantastic waterfalls and dangerous forests. Everything very romantic. He used a color he...