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
How often have we heard someone dismiss a piece of art because it doesn’t look ‘real’? It is almost as if a work of art has to conform to a given set of visual rules before it can be accepted as art in some people’s eyes. It ...
18, December 2012Paul Priestley
Painting convincing flesh tones is one of the challenges of portrait painting and with all honesty cannot be achieved by using tubes of flesh tint and portrait pink. Skin is not the same colour all over, it has nuances of colour and light and shade, so mixing skin tones ...
31, August 2012Paul Priestley