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10 Lifting Techniques Tested - Alternative to Drawing Gum

Publié le par Désiré Herman

10 Lifting Techniques Tested - Alternative to Drawing Gum

Lifting 10 Different Techniques to find the White of your Paper … Restore the White of your Paper Alternative Techniques to Lift an avoid use of Drawing Gum White in watercolor is paper! Yes there are white Zinc or Titanium. The first is often called...

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Red Pigmented Watercolour Paints

Publié le par Désiré Herman

Red Pigmented Watercolour Paints

After my study of yellow pigments, here are the red pigments. Ah, this red, bright, hot, vibrant, exciting and so special ... a sign of danger and passion, rare in pure hue in nature, yes the flowers show us these notes ... Sennelier Red Watercolour Paints...

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Experiments and Disillusions

Publié le par Désiré Herman

Experiments and Disillusions

To alternate my writing sessions and research on pigments, I took a little time to venture into different fields. The first tests concern the use of first painting the shadows in two colors. I used for that, according to the great master of this technique,...

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All about Yellows commented swatches by Pigments

Publié le par Désiré Herman

All about Yellows commented swatches by Pigments

Different Yellow Watercolour Paints by Sennelier L'Aquarelle I took the time to ask myself this question “What would be useful for both beginner and advanced watercolour painters." So I came up with ideas to deepen the composition of any watercolour painting...

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The Confused World of Watercolour, or What’s in a Name

Publié le par Désiré Herman

The Confused World of Watercolour, or What’s in a Name

Manufacturers please stop the massacre ... Smith is the most recorded surname in the anglo saxon world. But what does that have to do with watercolour? That's what, after participating at a workshop, inspired me to write this article. We were a dozen...

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How Big Business kills Artist's Expression

Publié le par Désiré Herman

How Big Business kills Artist's Expression

The world of business regulates the lives of artists. Yes, the mythical colour of Daniel Smith, the Quinacridone Gold, is reformulated. Not because of the components, but only because the pigment is no longer available. The different Quinacridones Gold...

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3 Primaries 2 Hues 19 Brands LIMITED PALETTE TEST

Publié le par Désiré Herman

3 Primaries 2 Hues 19 Brands LIMITED PALETTE TEST

Lately i had more my steer-wheel in my hands than my paint brushes. But that’s all over, and i’m back in my studio. Dark shadows as cut by a knife, green disappeared by a burning sun, blues and turquoise all over the place… these souvenirs are gone. Earth...

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58 Different Watercolour Papers Tested, quick view

Publié le par Désiré Herman

58 Different Watercolour Papers Tested, quick view

During the last weeks i prepared and painted the same test on 58 different watercolour papers. Before starting commenting these tests (I did Arches and Canson Héritage yet), i wanted my readers to have the opportunity to analyse themselves these test...

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Canson Heritage, the Arches Killer ? …

Publié le par Désiré Herman

Canson Heritage, the Arches Killer ? …

Canson Heritage, the Arches Killer ? … Canson is the leader in France for producing artist quality papers. Until shortly the brand offered a large choice of watercolour papers. Composed with the brands Le Moulin du Roy (not the same as le Moulin du Coq),...

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