Painting and Watercolors

This category covers questions concerning techniques and methods of art painting. The differences in paint varieties, techniques of the different disciplines, materials needed, and use of assorted mediums are found in this section.

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What colors make brown?

Mix equal proportions of red and green to make brown.

If you want it more of a reddish hue such as "burnt sienna", then add more of the red.

If you want it more of a darker brown hue, add more of the green.

Here's a tip : use the darkest red (like alizarin crimson) and the darkest green (like Sap Green).

The related link on understanding mixing colors will give you an overview of mixing starting with the primary colors. It has visual demonstrations for you to see along with written explanations.

Another mixing solution

You must mix varying proportions of all three primary colors, red, blue and yellow, to get brown. Depending on the ratio of the three colors, you can vary the brown from a reddish brown to an orange brown, blueish and purplish brown. When adding white to the brown you have made, you will get the corresponding light brown or tan.

Another Mixing Suggestion

Instead of red and blue, you can just mix equal portions of purple and yellow to get brown.

Another Mixing Suggestion

  1. Mix yellow (primary) and blue (primary) to get green (secondary).

  2. Mix green (secondary) and red (primary) to get brown (tertiary).

Another way to make brown is to mix orange or red paint with a small amount of black paint.

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What happened to all of Bob Ross’ paintings?

Most of those happy little trees have a happy little home in Virginia at the Bob Ross Inc. headquarters. According to the company’s president, Joan Kowalski, Ross gave many paintings away over the course of his life, but the company still owns over 1,000 of his iconic paintings and plans to hold on to them.

However, the Smithsonian did acquire a few pieces in 2019 including:

  • paintings
  • an easel used in the first season of The Joy of Painting
  • and fan letters.
  • The museum currently has no concrete plans to display them, but eventually, they’ll go up in the National Museum of American History.

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How fast does watercolor dry?

Watercolour has a short drying time. It only takes minutes for the paint to dry. The time it takes for the water to dry is how long it will take for the paint to dry.

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How can you tell acrylic paint from cellulose paint?

Acrylic is generally easier to shine so would be shinier but the most definite way to tell would be to get a dab of cellulose thinner and rub a cloth on it.

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How do you get rid of oil pastel smudges?

If you have some on your skin you can use eye makeup remover for clothes I always just washed and dried

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What is the value of H Gasser watercolor?

Anywhere from $1 to about $30,000 from what I've seen; depends if it is a reproduction, a print or an original.

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What color goes with green?

The color yellow can look very good with green. ( i would disagree with this personally because green and yellow will make you look like a Norwich city football supporter, unless you are one. But that is just my opinion.)

If it's an olive green, believe it or not, a dark purple will work (if you put olive and say, plum or eggplant next to one another it actually looks nice - I didn't believe it 'til I saw it!)

The color pink also goes with olive green.

white or yellow color will be awesome with green .

Black goes well with every color, especially dark green.

You can also wear turquoise or blue color depending on the green or maybe a creamy beige

Light blue might be OK with green, for they match so peacefully in nature. White is OK as well.

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How do I find the value of a Hummel glass painting?

Many of the glass paintings are valued in price close to $25 each. The amount will vary depending upon the exact panting and the condition that is in

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Can you paint over a photograph?

Acrylic would be a poor choice for painting over a photo if you want to maintain its integrity, because acrylics are opaque. Also, the paint may damage the photo. You can buy special oil paints for hand-coloring photographs.

(Neither acrylics nor oil paints are inherently opaque nor tranparent. The pigments used for either-or for watercolors- are identical. Only the binder is different and both the oils and polymer emulsions used in the production of acrylic paint are transparent. What makes a PARTICULAR color opaque is the opaqueness of the pigment. So, Yellow Ochre (oil or acrylic) is more opaque than is Acra Violet/Alizarin Crimson.)

Tinting photos is an old and formerly popular techinique. You wouldn't be re-inventing the wheel, so finding the right tools/media shouldn't be hard.

The only snag might be that "photos" printed from your computers and not through traditional photoprinting methods, run a variety of chemical recipes of dyes and inks.

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A special note for people who want to hand-color inkjet photos rather than silver halide photos, and there are quite a few who do: Paint of any kind will soak through inkjet ink and mess up the photograph. Before handcoloring an inkjet, you coat it with a clear artist's gesso. This seals the ink. Liquitex makes what you need.

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What color added to orange will become green?

You can not turn orange into "green" unless you are subtracting colors and then adding.

A true green will can not be achieved but you could try getting a different hue of green. Try starting off with a small amount of orange and drawing out the red by overwhelming it with yellow. This will essentially give you a light orange. Try your best to get it as yellow as possible. Then add small amounts of blue to it until you've achieved a "green" that you are satisfied with.

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What is Additive and subractive process in art?

An additive process in art involves adding material to the piece. A subtractive process involves taking material away from the piece. Coiling a clay pot is additive because you add clay. Carving a stone statue is subtractive because you take away stone.

This is a second answer. I noticed that this question was categorized under color, so if you mean the additive and subtractive process in color mixing, it's a different answer.

The additive color mixing process involves light. The primary colors in light are red, blue, and green. Each of these colors represents one third of the color spectrum. Buy combining red, blue, and green light in varying amounts you can create all colors. This is referred to as additive because you start with black (darkness) and add parts of the spectrum until all parts are present and you have white light. Your computer monitor uses the additive color mixing process, because it has red, blue, and green pixels.

The subtractive color mixing process involves paint, ink, dyes and so on. The primary colors in these media are magenta, cyan, and yellow. Each of these colors absorb one third of the color spectrum. By combining these colors in various combinations, you can in theory create all colors. In practice, because there are no perfect subtractive primary colors available, you will not actually be able to make all colors. Combining all three primary colors makes black in theory. This is referred to as subtractive color mixing because you start with a white surface which reflects the full light spectrum, and you subtract portions of the spectrum by adding magenta, cyan, and yellow color. Adding all will in theory produce black because they would absorb the entire spectrum. Your printer uses the subtractive color mixing process because it has magenta, cyan, and yellow ink. It also has black because as I said, there are no perfect subtractive primary colors, so black helps create a wider range of dark colors.

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Who is the artist H Volkmann?

Herbert Volkmann on artnetYou are most likely referring to Hans Richard von Volkmann, often referred to as simply Hans Volkmann or Hans von Volkmann. He was a German painter and illustrator born in Halle, germany in 1860 (d. 1927). He was noted for his landscapes, which were primarily of undramatic, pastoral secnes of fields and villages. He was also an illustrator of children's books. You can see a selection of his work on Wikimedia Commons by searching for "Hans von Volkman".
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What two primary colors make pink?

You cannot make pink from two primary colors. You need one primary color (red) and one neutral color (white.)

The color pink is to the color red what the color "light blue" is to blue. This means that pink could be thought of as "light red." Adding a second primary color into the mix would not make red any lighter, it would make it look more orange or more purple.

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What two colors dye make burgundy?

blue and red, but you need a bigger red ratio than blue

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When did Jon Burgerman start doing his art?

Jon Burgerman started exhibiting internationally in 2001, but he probably started doing his art as a child.

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Can you use cardstock for watercolor painting?

Yes, Card stock make a good ground for watercolour, gouache, acrylic, regular and watercolour pencils, and pen & ink.

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What color does blue and purple make?

Vilot

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What is dry fresco?

Painting on dry plaster as opposed to painting on wet plaster. Painting on wet plaster is more permanent because the paint is infused with the plaster.

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What is a signed keith lee painting worth three ships on orange and black background?

1000000

I have the same painting on my wall does it have raised edges on the boats and sails?

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Can acrylic paint be used for tattoos?

no

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Why does acrylic paint dry faster than oil paint?

the oil in oil paint dries slower. acrylic is a water base paint.

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Who painted the crucifixion where christ is seen from above?

The most famous depiction of Christ in this way is that of Salvador Dali.

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What is howard hodgkin's most famous painting?

Sky's The Limit

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Where can you buy postcards of famous artist paintings?

Buying Postcards of PaintingsWhy buy postcards when u can afford to buy online - real original paintings?

There are several web sites selling reproductions.

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What did they make medieval paint brushes out of?

Animal hair.

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