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Jane Blundell
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Greens
I missed out on a week of turquoise, which would have been the next logical colour, but added it in later. There's a fine line between a greenish-blue and a blueish green - when do they become turquoise/aqua/teal? And it's the same with the opposite of turq...
I missed out on a week of turquoise, which would have been the next logical colour, but added it in later. There's a fine line between a greenish-blue and a blueish green - when do they become turquoise/aqua/teal? And it's th...
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What colour next?
I am setting myself a challenge. I made a palette that will have serious limitations, so that painting exactly what colour is there is not an option. ...like this range. There is not a bright yellow to make greens, or a true red, or pink to make purples. It...
I am setting myself a challenge. I made a palette that will have serious limitations, so that painting exactly what colour is there is not an option. ...like this range. There is not a bright yellow to make greens, or a true ...
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Blues
There are many wonderful blues. They vary in intensity, temperature and characteristics. In our blue week we had a fabulous range of blue objects to draw and paint and once again created the shadow colours by adding the opposite, orange.  Burnt Sienna is of...
There are many wonderful blues. They vary in intensity, temperature and characteristics. In our blue week we had a fabulous range of blue objects to draw and paint and once again created the shadow colours by adding the oppos...
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Gamboge
Many people are familiar with the name Gamboge, often called New Gamboge, but not so many will have come across the resin that made the original paint. Gamboge chunks NY24 is Natural Yellow 24 - natural gamboge, a resin from a few trees found in Asia, parti...
Many people are familiar with the name Gamboge, often called New Gamboge, but not so many will have come across the resin that made the original paint. Gamboge chunks NY24 is Natural Yellow 24 - natural gamboge, a resin from ...
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Teaching in Bath, United Kingdom. July 2016.
I flew into Heathrow and headed straight to Bath to prepare to teach another 5 day watercolour workshop. It's terrific having that much time to thoroughly introduce watercolour to both new and more experienced participants. My students spent the week gettin...
I flew into Heathrow and headed straight to Bath to prepare to teach another 5 day watercolour workshop. It's terrific having that much time to thoroughly introduce watercolour to both new and more experienced participants. ...
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A busy month...Bathurst, NSW
July started out with a great week teaching a 5-day watercolour workshop in Bathurst, NSW. It's run by Art Scene, a terrific art store in Sydney. Up to 25 tutors and a couple of hundred students head to Bathurst twice a year for this Mitchell Summer or Wint...
July started out with a great week teaching a 5-day watercolour workshop in Bathurst, NSW. It's run by Art Scene, a terrific art store in Sydney. Up to 25 tutors and a couple of hundred students head to Bathurst twice a year ...
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A 14-colour Granulating Earth pocket palette
Following on from the previous post about a 7-colour earth palette, I looked at the 'extras' I carry in my little Pocket Palette . (Note all watercolours are Daniel Smith) I normally set it up with 14 of my Ultimate Mixing Colours as picture left (more info...
Following on from the previous post about a 7-colour earth palette, I looked at the 'extras' I carry in my little Pocket Palette. (Note all watercolours are Daniel Smith) I normally set it up with 14 of my Ultimate Mixing Col...
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Using Daniel Smith watercolour sticks to make palettes.
Daniel Smith watercolour sticks cost less than a 15ml tube of DS watercolour paint but are made with 1.6 times the pigment load so they are a very economical way to buy watercolours - particularly the primatek sticks which may be series 3 or 4 in tubes! Des...
Daniel Smith watercolour sticks cost less than a 15ml tube of DS watercolour paint but are made with 1.6 times the pigment load so they are a very economical way to buy watercolours - particularly the primatek sticks which ma...
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An Urban Sketching watercolour palette with Daniel Smith watercolours
I am often asked what colours to buy to start painting with watercolour. I created an ' ultimate mixing set ' to address this question - a palette of 15 colours that will be suitable for mixing any colour and painting just about anything, and a book that sh...
I am often asked what colours to buy to start painting with watercolour. I created an 'ultimate mixing set' to address this question - a palette of 15 colours that will be suitable for mixing any colour and painting just abou...
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Cambridge
I didn't have very long in Cambridge this time, but as I was staying in an Air BnB with a bike, I was able to cover some ground :-) Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge I love the Gonville and Caius building, which is opposite Great St Mary's and next to t...
I didn't have very long in Cambridge this time, but as I was staying in an Air BnB with a bike, I was able to cover some ground :-) Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge I love the Gonville and Caius building, which is opposi...
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Purples
Purples are easily mixed, but there are many different characteristics to explore - staining, granulating, lifting...Mixing yellows to neutralise purples creates another fabulous range of colours from deep greys through earthy colours depending on the colou...
Purples are easily mixed, but there are many different characteristics to explore - staining, granulating, lifting...Mixing yellows to neutralise purples creates another fabulous range of colours from deep greys through earth...
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Reds
The third week was reds. It's rather a long time ago now - I've been to Bathurst and the UK and back, then New Zealand and back. So much to write about... I find reds fascinating. Adjust the bias from orange to purple and the mixing possibilities change dra...
The third week was reds. It's rather a long time ago now - I've been to Bathurst and the UK and back, then New Zealand and back. So much to write about... I find reds fascinating. Adjust the bias from orange to purple and ...
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+Lynda Wessell and +Linda Ann smith, I read every one of her posts over the last few weeks...great info!
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