About the Artist
Prior to painting full time I’ve worked in Museums, taught in schools, set up and ran my own gallery for 5 years and have taught hundreds of people to paint and draw.
I’ve studied Classical atelier techniques in Italy alongside conceptual art at the Tate Gallery, London.
I’ve painted in watercolours, acrylics and oils and my styles have ranged from abstract; impressionistic to realistic portraiture in order to realise my own personal style.
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In the short video below, Will will demonstrate and explain color bias with acrylic colors. I have provided a word for word transcript of the video demonstration below. I hope you enjoy.
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Colour mixing basics – Acrylic Colour Bias
COLOR BIAS: Paint pigments have a color bias due to the chemical impurities within each pigment.
It is more difficult to see when you look at a color straight out of the tube in its mass tone.
Here we have Ultramarine and Thalo Blue as they appear straight from the tube. They look quite similar although Thalo Blue is a bit darker. When we start to add white to them though to create a tint, this is where you can really see which way the bias is on each pigment.
So now you can easily see how green the blue on the right is compared to the one on the left. This is just a very quick example of color bias.
ADDING YELLOW TO MAKE GREEN
Adding Cadmium Yellow Light
If we then wanted to mix a green between these, you will see the difference. Now you can see how the green on the right, the Thalo Blue, is a lot brighter, a lot cleaner green, even though initially when we look at the mass tones, the Thalo Blue looks a lot darker.
So you need to have a quick understanding of pigments to know how far you can push them or how you can create the tone that you are after. Sometimes you don’t have to add its compliments to done it down, you can just be using the wrong blue.