Color Mixing & The Art of Tone Value & Scheme

Energize your artwork with color mixing techniques covering everything from the principle of simultaneous contrast, how to mix paint colors and color palette ideas to using the right color value and tone, working with complementary colors and developing the perfect color scheme.

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Pouring Transparent Watercolor with Jean Grastorf

Jean Grastorf demonstrates her signature watercolor technique of pouring transparent colors directly onto the paper in this art lesson from ArtistsNetwork.TV. In Pouring Transparent Watercolor with Jean Grastorf, she forgoes a brush, masking areas she wants to keep white, then transparent watercolors directly onto the paper, allowing the watery colors to mingle on the...

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Rational Color Theory

What can an attendee expect to learn about Albert Munsell's color theory at Graydon Parrish's workshop at the the Greand Central Academy of Art? Artist and attendee Louise B. Hafesh describes her experience.

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December 2012 Pastel Journal: Pastel Painting At its Finest

We saved some of our most exciting articles on pastel painting for the final issue of the year! We're talking impressionist-inspired pastel landscapes full of dazzling color, courtesy of Victor Richardson. Genre-bending portraits that come by way of Rubén Belloso. The perfect painting atmosphere, created by none other than Matthew Draper. Plus, creative resources galore.

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Pastel Pointers | New Possibilities for Your Pastel Color Palette

As pastelists, most of us are encouraged to arrange our pastel sticks with some sort of purpose similar to our wet media comrades. Many segregate by color family, others by value, and some (myself included) utilize a system similar to the chromatic palette, placing colors to represent the color wheel in a value range...