Colour Mixing This is the second in my series on, ‘You want to be an artist’. This art tutorial covers how to use colour. We start by explaining how to use the 12 colour, colour wheel. Understanding how the colour wheel works is essential for an artist. Starting with the basics of colour mixing, I […]

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In this art history video about the French artist and painter Henri Matisse, I’ll tell you 10 amazing facts you did not know about his life. Starting his working life as a lawyer he did not start painting until his mid twenties. But his attempts to get trained as an artist was fraught with problems. […]

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Colour creates Mood Claude Monet was a master at using colour. He was always looking for the special effects light could have on the environment because it added a special element to his paintings.  We have to remember that colour is not a natural phenomenon. It follows a set of rules like gravity. It is […]

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Understanding Colour It doesn’t matter whether you are using watercolour, acrylic, oil or pastel if you do not understand how colour works.  Understanding colour is fundamental when you mix colours together, you are never going to produce a really successful painting. The first essential is to get hold of a colour wheel and look at […]

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