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Art Blog By Goldstarwork, Artist Laura Wilson — colour mixing

Using a limited palette with a difference!

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Using a limited palette with a difference!

Want to keep painting exciting? Getting bored with the colours you use. Want to shake things up a bit? Or do you just feel you don't know what to do with certain colours. I am sure you have all heard how using a limited palette can help you learn to understand colour mixing and make a more harmonised painting. And it's true it does. But it can also take a long time when used in the conventicle way and it can get a little boring using the same colours for months when there are so many gorgeous colours to choose...

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How to Paint a Snowy Mountain Range in Acrylic Paint.

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How to Paint a Snowy Mountain Range in Acrylic Paint.

How to paint a snowy mountain range in acrylic paint using a brush and palette knife. I have found using both gives me the best of both. Let me show you my method and then give it a go yourself. As always with my painting it's all about the layers to build up the colour and to give your mountains a more three dimensional look. Step one: I draw in my mountain range taking special note of where my darkest areas are going to be and where the sun will be hitting the snow for the brightest highlights. Use your...

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Mixing your own Blacks for Acrylic Painting

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Mixing your own Blacks for Acrylic Painting

Want to know how to mix your own blacks or dark's for your painting so that the colour harmonisers with the rest of your picture. Now I know some artists are pretty hot on the topic of not ever using black paint from the tube as it will "kill the painting" Personally I think if Black paint works for you go right ahead. I prefer to mix my own for a couple of reasons 1: When I mix my own from the colours I use in the painting I think it blends in and harmonies better. 2: One less tube...

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