Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video Color bias, part of Foundations of Acrylic Painting.
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- Every pigment has a color bias,…and that means it has a bias…towards one direction or the other…on the color wheel.…So for example, with the blue,…it will either have a bias towards red…or towards yellow.…And every different pigment,…whichever one you have on the color wheel,…if for example, you had a red,…it would either go warmer, towards yellow,…or go cooler, towards blue.…And this is what's called a pigment's color bias.…This is really important…when you're first starting painting,…because not understanding…the hidden properties of the pigments you're using…can really easily throw your color mixing out,…and you can get muddy colors very quickly,…and you don't know why.…
When you understand the hidden color bias,…then you can mix really bright colors…or really muted colors,…and you'll get the perfect mix every time…because you understand…the actual makeup of the paint pigment.…So let's now see how two…seemingly very similar blues in their masstone…have actually got two very different color properties.…So what I've got here is two blues,…
In this course, Will Kemp takes you on a journey that will unleash your inner artist, providing an introduction to the materials and techniques used in acrylic painting.
The course follows a progressive sequence, covering beginner and advanced acrylic painting methods, from underpainting and glazing to impasto and textural effects. It also addresses setup and materials, color mixing and pigment choice, brush-handling and palette-knife techniques, as well as gels and mediums.
By the end of the course you'll have a final still-life project you can hang with pride, and a solid foundation of painting knowledge, making the transition into more challenging subjects or mediums much easier.
- Choosing a brush, palette, and canvas
- Altering acrylic paint with water and other mediums
- Blocking in and underpainting
- Adding glazes
- Choosing pigments
- Understanding basic color theory
- Creating texture
- Signing and protecting your work