The Color Mix
Think about all the different colors represented in a sunset. You might think you would need hundreds of different colors to produce that beautiful effect. But actually, limiting your color palette will give you all the colors you need.
The palette is one of the keys that unlocks an artist's individual style. Famous artists throughout history are recognizable by their color choices and combinations. Your palette can be influenced by mood, season, lighting, and any number of factors. Your personal style is yours to determine.
"After a thousand watercolors you will find you have fallen in love with paper and paint." Rex Brandt
Mixing palettes are surfaces for preparing and mixing paints. They come in a wide variety of materials, shapes, and sizes. The palette you choose depends on your medium and personal preferences. Below are the most readily available palettes for painters.
It is always a treat to look through the vintage Walter T. Foster archives, and this use of color and texture has us feeling inspired to try a few different techniques for creating pattern and depth in our paintings.
Earlier this week we posted about the benefits of using underpainting as a base for oil painting. Now we want to talk about the next step: using underpainting as your guide.
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