Rembrandt’s colours

Thank you Natural Pigments for providing this information. Why is it that the older painters, with so few colours available--and those that they did have, so much less bright than the turbo-charged pigments of today,--manage to create more beautiful, luminous and natural looking flesh tones than more recent artists seem capable of? More luminosity with … Continue reading Rembrandt’s colours

Factors in paintings looking awful: 1) commercial canvases are generally rubbish.

Yes, they're convenient. Yes, they're affordable. And yes, they save time and effort. But unfortunately the reality is (if you're painting in oils) commercial canvases are generally not going to make your painting look good. Generally every component in a commercial canvas is as cheap as can possibly be obtained, including the canvas itself and … Continue reading Factors in paintings looking awful: 1) commercial canvases are generally rubbish.