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.
Painting is hard! Colour mixing, perspective, transparency, relative values, which brush to use for which effect, how long to leave a layer before painting on top of it… So many things to think about—and all the while the (acrylic) paint is drying! But nothing worthwhile is ever easy. That’s why I’m here, learning. Here’s theContinue reading “Dark-sky rainbow”
This was a fantastically informative episode on oils and oil painting. I particularly appreciated the Q&A on toxicity, but the whole thing was interesting. I’m strongly tempted to switch to oils—and Gamblin in particular—now, when my acrylics run out. My wallet might be the limiting factor though.
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, intensityContinue reading “Pocket colour wheel”
Or rather, a tree and clouds. I didn’t really think about composition with this one. Too much to think about with colour mixing and just trying to get something that resembled a real scene onto the paper. Always learning!