Art Tip File: Choosing the Right Pigments

“Be mindful of which pigments you use. Use only those that have a large value range, such as carmine, phthalo green and Winsor blue. You can never create deep darks with ‘low-range’ pigments, such as rose madder and cobalt blue.” ~ Michael Reardon, from the June 2011 issue of The Artist’s Magazine (Running Water: Four artists reveal their methods for conjuring wondrous landscapes with fluid acrylic and freeflowing watercolor).

Valley Dawn (watercolor, 22x11) by Michael Reardon

Valley Dawn (watercolor, 22x11) by Michael Reardon

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