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The Science of Oil Paints (by Kyle Kolbe)

Discussion in 'Post Your Own Articles & SBS' started by Bailey, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Bailey A Fixture

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    Kyle has written a very informative article help us to understand how our paints work, the mixing of colors, and details on various palettes. Although the focus of the article is oil paints, much of what is in there can be applied to artist acrylics as well. A good understanding of your paints can really help take your work to the next level.

    http://figurementors.com/the-science-of-oil-paints-with-kyle-kolbe

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  2. John Bowery A Fixture

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    Thank you for taking the time to do this.
    Cheers
    John
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  3. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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    It is good to see that this article will be published in book form later in the year.

    Keith
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  4. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    This has been an enjoyable read
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  5. Range Rat Active Member

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    There's a book written by Michael Wilcox "Blue and Yellow don't make Green" pretty well stating the same format.
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  6. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

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    The best colour theory book I have. After explaining much the same theory, it discusses pages of colour mix exercises, and each of the paints from the main producers used in each exercise - very good indeed. The only book my art teacher recommended we buy.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Bl...8-5&keywords=Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green

    Chris
  7. Range Rat Active Member

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    United-Kingdom


    I know I have a copy :)

    That's interesting about the art teacher though.
  8. Dolf Active Member

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    Portugal
    Very educative article!

    I should have read it before purchasing my first palette of oil colors... But we can always correct this kind of mistakes and there's always room for improving ;)

    Thanks for posting this (y)

    Cheers!

    Dolf
  9. fafo Member

    i use oils for painting. it allows me many tricks like difuminate and more. thanks for taking your time to help us.

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