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How to Paint in the Fauvism Style - The Craftsy Blog

November 22, 2013

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Fauvism is a short-lived art movement of the 20th century (1904-1908) that followed the Post-Impressionist movement. Paul Gauguin, Paul Cezanne and Vincent Van Gogh are some of the Post-Impressionists considered to have influenced the fauvism movement with their innovative use of color and brushstrokes.

Henri Matisse's "Self-Portrait in a Striped...

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Color Mixing 101: How to Mix Brown Paint in Acrylic - Craftsy

Water for washing your brush

Paper towels for cleaning off palette knife between mixing colors

Note: I used Cadmium red, Cadmium yellow medium, cerulean blue and Titanium white paint. You don't have to use these exact hues, but try to use a fairly classic-looking version of each primary color and an opaque white paint.

Step 1:

Set up your palette. Place...

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How to Mix Acrylic Paint: 11 Tips & Tricks - The Craftsy Blog

One of the most important parts of creating an acrylic painting takes place before you even put brush to canvas: mixing the paints. Learning how to mix acrylic paint -- including some tips and tricks -- will help you create beautiful colors that will make your artwork more vibrant and realistic.

How to mix acrylic paint

This collection of 11 hacks, tips and helpful tricks for mixing acrylic...

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How to Paint Skin Tones Step by Step - Craftsy

Plenty of artists are intimidated by painting skin tones. But you don't have to be one of them, thanks to this tutorial on how to paint skin tones step by step.

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This tutorial simplifies what can be a tricky process, even for seasoned artists: how to attain perfect skin tones . You'll start by creating a "base" skin tone, a simple paint mixture which can be easily adjusted...

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An Easy Method for Mixing Paint for Skin Tones - Craftsy

January 5, 2015

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Whether you're a new painter or a seasoned professional, painting skin tones in acrylic can be a daunting task. It can be tricky to attain tones that are lifelike and dimensional rather than dull and flat.

Learn How to Make Skin Color & Realistic Details

Improve your acrylic portraits as you build your painting skills! This free PDF download includes...

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What is the Best Paint for Canvas? - The Craftsy Blog

March 6, 2016

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Canvas is a classic surface for creating art. But what is the best paint for canvas ? 

With so many paint options out there, it can be hard to know which medium is best suited for which painting surface. But you don't have to learn the hard way. In this post, we'll explore what paint to use on canvas by reviewing common painting media and...

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3 Ways of Painting Shades of Green Watercolor - Craftsy

It really helps having a color chart to reference to when you're looking for perfect greens for your painting. Not only will it give you the opportunity to discover new shades, it will also let you find out which of them work best with your favorite paper. Mix all your yellows and blues with each other, and enjoy those beautiful green colors -- cold blue or warm olive, dull grayish or bright emerald.

The truth is, there's no the best formula for...

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