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How To, Jan Thomson, Maimeri, Ox Gall, Water Colour Paint -

If you’re a watercolour painter you will probably have heard of Ox Gall. This is a slightly unpleasant smelling liquid extracted from the liver of cattle that has been used for many years to achieve “smoother” effects with watercolour paint. It is basically a wetting agent, meaning that the paper will take the paint more readily. Paper which is heavily sized almost repels the paint so that it sometimes beads. Ox Gall will allow the watercolour to be absorbed, making blending much simpler. So, here goes my trial of Maimeri Ox Gall… On the left is a test patch painted...

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Jan Thomson, Maimeri, Paint, Red, Water Colour Paint -

With Armistice Day next Sunday this seems like a good week to paint poppies. Most of the poppies in my garden are red, pink and orange, so this gave me a chance to try out Maimeri Blu warm pigments! The colours which I’ve used in this little painting are: Rosso Primario Magenta, Rosso Pyrollo, Giallo Primario, Giallo Transparente and Blu Oltremare. I began with a wet in wet wash, dropping in my cooler reds towards the top to push those flowers back a little, then adding the warmer reds and oranges nearer the foreground. Yellows were dropped in, too, being...

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Acrylic Paint, Blue, Educational, Water Colour Paint -

Blue invokes peacefulness, calm and also sadness

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