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Intro to Color Theory: Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Colors

Color theory is both surprisingly complex and relatively simple. It refers to the diverse ways of blending colors to create something visually pleasing and harmonious. One of the most basic elements of color theory is the color wheel, a circular diagram of the colors. In order to understand the color wheel and the assorted color schemes that it suggests,

Understanding Hues, Tints, Tones, and Shades

Color is a simple word that describes a stunningly complex concept. Light has its own vocabulary, but when dealing with pigments, color can be broken down into a series of more specific terms: hue, tint, tone, and shade. Once you understand each term, you will be on your way to a deeper understanding of color and how to use it in your paintings.

Painting for Beginners: 4 Key Concepts You Need to Know

If you have never painted before, you might feel intimidated by the world of art. Packed with unfamiliar lingo and a seemingly endless number of options, the art world can be confusing and even overwhelming. Fortunately, although you could spend a lifetime studying and never learn all there is to know, understanding just a few basic ideas can help you unlock your creativity.

How to Choose the Right Paint Brushes for Acrylic Painting

Your paint brushes are a reflection of your personal artistic style. Some brushes are better suited to specific painting techniques, and some simply feel more comfortable to a particular artist. At the beginning, you only really need two brushes—one flat and one round. So head out to your local art supply store and see which brushes of those types appeal to you.

Acrylic Painting 101: A Beginner’s Guide

If you have never painted with acrylics before, you are in for a real treat! Relatively forgiving and easy to work with, acrylic paints are also extremely versatile. Whether your tastes run more toward realism or abstract art, acrylics are a great way to bring your artistic vision to life. Here’s a beginner’s guide to getting started.

Why a Kids’ Party at The Paint Place Is Something They’ll Never Forget!

Painting classes are sweeping the nation, but many people are unsure what to expect. Plagued with memories of your middle school art class, you might be hesitant about voluntarily getting involved with anything that has to do with painting. Yet the new wave of painting classes is all about low-stress fun and excitement. Under the guidance of a professional artist,

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