Making your own pastels paintings

The pastel paintings are bars mades of pigments colors with a little of binder that allows us to make the bar shape. Recipe to make your own pastel bars: Dissolve the gum by heating the following proportion: 5 grams of tragacanth gum 1 liter of distilled water The pigment is mixed with the blend of […]

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Mie, 11 Nov 2015 » Art materials » There are not comments

Basic materials for Watercolour painting

To start painting with watercolors, first, we must learn how to get ready the basic materials that we’ll need, and then, I will show you how to tighten the paper. Watercolor Paintings Watercolors are made from Gum arabic ( and pigments in powder. We use water as diluent. You can find watercolors as tablets and […]

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Mie, 11 Nov 2015 » Painting Techniques, Techniques of art » There are not comments

The Watercolor, one of the most difficut technique

Watercolor has the following advantages: Artworks very much alive. It is one of the best techniques for representing water. Beautiful fusion of colors and very beautiful colors. If we known how to work the watercolor, the light is radiant and powerful. The graphisme and the textures of the material, usually with thick grain paper, gives […]

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Dom, 25 Ene 2015 » Painting Techniques » There are not comments

The interaction between colors

The color in a picture is always relative , you will never see a color as it really is, as how it is physically. This is because there are influences of te other colors around. These influences or interactions can be received in different ways. Below I have created a list of influential factors that […]

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Lun, 05 May 2014 » Visual alphabet » 2 comments

7 colors contrast by Johannes Itten

Johannes Itten, painter, designer and teacher in the Bauhaus school, he´s the first to make a theory about the possible types of contrasts that are produced by the different features of color. Johannes distinguished seven types of contrast. saturation, temperature, simultaneous, proportion, luminosity, hue and complementary colors. This table of colors we can see how […]

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Lun, 05 May 2014 » Visual alphabet » There are not comments

Neutral and gray colors

The colors black, white and gray are achromatic colors, without color hue. They are the opposite of a pure color. And they are also the colors near the black or white tones. We have a wide range of neutral colors that is gradual. Since the whites mixed with a minimal amount of color, until the […]

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Dom, 04 May 2014 » Visual alphabet » There are not comments