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Posts Tagged "oil painting"

Art Basics – Lesson 1. The Colour Wheel

Art Basics – Lesson 1. The Colour Wheel

So you want to be an artist, eh? 😉 Because we don’t live in a black-and-white world, let’s start with getting an understanding of how colours work together and how a tool most artists still use all the time, the colour wheel, came into existence. In 1666 Sir Isaac Newton was the first to develop the colour wheel. He saw…

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Work in Progress – Ballerina in repose (Day 3)

Work in Progress – Ballerina in repose (Day 3)

Today I spent another 3 hours or so on the ‘Ballerina in repose’ oil painting, at Attic Studios, my ‘studio away from home’. Essentially today I ended up spending most of the time trying to mix the right colours and tones for the skin colour on her legs and arm. Skin tones are a challenge! I also spent quite some…

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