Janet Lightburn
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Paint colors and brands

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Ilari on Saturday. 5 Replies

Hi all, I'm new to painting and have still been trying to work out my palatte. I know Karen recommends golden acrylics but I started with Winsor and Newton because they were cheaper and they seemed a…Continue

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Charles Eisener replied to Janet Lightburn's discussion Paint colors and brands
"Transparent skies.  Have you ever seen a photographic print that needed custom transparent dyes to render the sky in a realistic manner?  In a painting, the sky is one of several planes, most often the very background.  Does…"
Dec 7
Charles Eisener replied to Janet Lightburn's discussion Paint colors and brands
"Opaque colours cover the underlying layer, while transparent colours allow more of the previous layer to show through.  There is no difference in "coverage" from the perspective of how large an area a given amount of paint will…"
Dec 6
Janet Lightburn replied to Janet Lightburn's discussion Paint colors and brands
"Thanks so much for your reply Charles. So I was wondering if you could elaborate on opaque and transparent paints. I understand opaque is more for when you want to have better coverage. I read that opaque colors, especially the cadmiums, don't…"
Dec 6
Charles Eisener replied to Janet Lightburn's discussion Paint colors and brands
"Hi Janet! When deciding upon a colour palette, it is important to look at a number of things, not just what might work at the moment. While you mention W&N by brand, are you talking about artists grade paint or academic/student grade? Regardless…"
Dec 6
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Paint colors and brands

Hi all, I'm new to painting and have still been trying to work out my palatte. I know Karen recommends golden acrylics but I started with Winsor and Newton because they were cheaper and they seemed a reasonable quality. I am having trouble deciding on a redand pink. I felt that quid magenta was too strong and Nap red not quite right for Aspen leaves. I was thinking of exchanging the nap red and getting the cad red-light and/or the cad Orange, because I want to do a lot of desert landscapes and…See More
Dec 6

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How long have you been painting? Doing any kind of art?
3 months
What other mediums have you used?
Oil pastel, soft pastel, pencil
Are their specific things you would like to learn?
Mountain and desert landscape
Water reflection and backlit plants, moutains, etc
Where did you learn about this website?
You Tube

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At 3:55pm on July 27, 2017, Wenda Spooner said…

Welcome to our community Janet :)  you will be able to get the help you want here. it is a friendly place. many blogs, discussions and critiques to learn from. Karen is a fantastic teacher.  everyone will help what they can. feel free to join right in!

 
 
 

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