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Colour Harmony Charts

Mix Hundreds of Colours with Just Five Tubes of Paint It’s a good idea to practise mixing the colours you think you will need before you go to the canvas to paint. For this reason, it’s handy to keep a colour notebook. For each painting, have a page where you practise mixing the colours and matching them to your photo reference. List the colours you used and which ones you used to make the colours that you are happy with. That way you can always recreate the colour combination if you need to. With every painting you do you will
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Travelling with your paints

Packing for a car trip if you can’t give up the serious paints for a week Don’t worry I hat e being separated from my art gear too. Here is how to minimise the bulk but still stay in touch with your passion! For a car trip, you can easily pack a very portable French easel or a tripod easel in the boot of your car which folds to the size of a small suitcase. See the Jasco French Box Easel demonstrated here folded away and standing. You will also need  your carpenters bag full of paints, spare brushes and
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Why use Acrylic Gloss Medium

The reason we use acrylic gloss medium with the acrylic paint is to maintain a good consistency to the paint when we apply it. It helps it to go on smoothly and easily. Don’t forget you are applying something wet to something very dry most of the time. You definitely need to add moisture to your paint or it will take on a scratchy scratchy texture you may not want, catch on the tooth of the canvas, and generally not look terribly luscious. I like using Liquitex Gloss Medium and I also like using Global Gloss medium. I am looking
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Acrylic Gloss Medium vs Water

If we use just water, the paint can become thin and runny, and diluted in strength, therefore less impactful. What we are doing by adding water to the paint is to break down the commercial preparation of the pigment suspended in binder medium. It will no longer behave in a predictable fashion.
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How much acrylic gloss medium to use

Gloss Medium keeps the Paint Flowing At the beginning stages of the painting you will usually use more paint than medium to get a good coverage of paint onto the canvas. We use gloss medium to maintain the flow of the paint on the canvas. Too much water and you have broken down the paint structure and lost control of the paint. Use the gloss medium to keep the paint flowing. To learn how to mix hundreds of colours from just five tubes of paint and save a fortune enter your details here; How To Paint Blooms
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Painting and Travelling

The Fine Art of Painting & Travelling JACQUELINE COATES, AN ARTIST WHO LIKES TO TRAVEL AND PAINT SHARES HER TRAVEL TIPS The trouble with being an artist and travelling to an amazing holiday destination is that I feel bound to paint it. My senses are on fire and there is no way I can switch off from the amazing stimuli I find myself surrounded by till I have engaged with the location and the paints.   A lazy holiday? No chance. I’m straight in there with the art gear making a mess and loving it. WHETHER BY CAR OR PLANE
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