Tag Archives: Palette

Resolution and Gestalt

I’ve been watching painters paint for some time now.  You can observe some interesting and seemingly strange behaviours, when you do this.  There are two particular habits I have observed which almost always sabotage the painting and leave the artist … Continue reading

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Organising Your Palette

Some art books advise that you should always lay your colours out on your palette, in the same order and at the same positions.  The rationale appears to be so that you can mix your colours on your palette instinctively, … Continue reading

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The Most Tedious Tasks In Art?

I’ve just read this blog post with some amusement:  http://painting.about.com/od/inspiration/tp/tedious-art-tasks.htm?nl=1 It’s a list of the five most tedious tasks in art.  I don’t agree.  Let’s take them one by one: Cleaning paint brushes.  Actually I love to clean my brushes, … Continue reading

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How To Keep Your Colours Clean and Pristine

If you’re like me and you rely on using bright, luminescent colours in your paintings, one of the things that can work against you is when your colours inadvertently mix.  We’ve all accidentally mixed mud – that indistinct, dull, brownish … Continue reading

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