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I Love Hue

I Love Hue could be the ideal mobile-phone game for painters. It’s beautifully designed, and it’ll test your sensitivity to various kinds of colour contrast.

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Coupla links: colour and blocking in

The latest episode of the Learn to Paint podcast with Mark Eanes was a great lesson on colour.

Although I’m still struggling with this, I found this article from Seattle Artist League on blocking in helpful. Some good example images.

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Art school

Art classes: week 5

My messy, colourful table at Browne

It’s taking me longer and longer to post these because the exercises I’m working on between classes are taking longer.

Last Wednesday, we finally got to work with paint. This is what I’d been waiting for.

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Painting

Savvy Painter: Paint colours, techniques, best practices… with Gamblin

Another fantastically informative Q&A with Gamblin. I was excited to hear about their 1980, student-grade range of paints. Might speed my entry into oils.

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Painting

Pocket colour wheel

I’ve got a bad cold and am feeling really lousy today, but I went to a local stationery store about bought a few small canvas boards (8x10s) and this colour wheel. I’m really pleased I got it. It covers all the basics of colour theory, including giving explanations of terms such as hue, value, intensity (saturation/chroma), tint, tone, and shade. I think it’ll come in really handy when I’m mixing colours and considering colour schemes for my paintings—certainly more handy than my home-made job. 🙂