With the super abundance of artists materials out there, it’s so easy to rely on the colours presented to you by manufacturers and to squeeze then out straight from the tube. Although sometimes this can be useful, more often than not the colour you realistically need isn’t found ready made in a tube. Some artists do all their work by laying down pure colour and mixing it as they paint it into the canvas, other artists spend time carefully mixing all their colours before they make a single mark. I’m somewhere between the two but lately I’ve tried to limit my palette to around six colours including white for any one painting. This means experimenting with those colours to produce the exact end colour I need. Above is a photo of my mixing experiments so far this week as I’m preparing for a painting where varying shades of mixed grey will be needed. Watch this space for the results.
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