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
As I mentioned last month 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.Unlike working with acrylics, we do not have the opportunity of mixing white with the flesh tints to ...
17, October 2012Paul Priestley
It is very useful to know whether a colour is warm or cool when mixing paint. There are a number of ways of working out this out. Firstly, these days manufacturers of artist quality paint will often label colours red shade, green or blue shade eg: Phthalo Blue red shade. ...
23, August 2010Paul Priestley