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
Using gesso with watercolourI came across an article that described the use of a gesso ground for use with watercolour. Whilst this causes a few problems it also creates a number of opportunities not found when working on more traditional surfaces. Gesso is an acrylic based and therefore waterproof ...
2, March 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