André Derain was born in 1880 at Chatou, which was then a kind of artists’ colony at the gates of Paris. His father was a successful pastry chef and a town councillor. Derain received a middle-class education but disliked school calling it a ‘more bitter memory for ...
Tag: colour mixing
14, December 2013Paul Priestley
Understanding Colour Understanding colour is essential whether you are using watercolour, acrylic, oil or pastel. if you do not understand your colours and what happens when you mix them together, you’ll never going to produce a really successful painting. Colour Basics First off get hold of a colour wheel. Now ...
6, June 2013Paul Priestley
If you have any great acrylic painting tips you'd like to share, please let me know and I'll publish them here A great acrylic painting tip for Keeping Acrylic Paints Workable: Because acrylics dry so fast, squeeze only a little paint out of a tube. If you're using a 'normal' ...
28, April 2013Paul Priestley
One of the things that distinguishes one artist from another is their palette – the colours they use to create their paintings. It is often a good idea to limit your palette to just a few colours, I would suggest five. The reason is twofold, one you ...
30, December 2012Paul Priestley