New Color Mixing Recipe for Acrylics — “Early Autumn Storms”

I’ve gone through several different systems for recording my colour mixing recipes. I think I’ve found a winner though. Keeping these meticulous notes is already paying off in my grand quest to find The Palette. I was flipping through my folder the other day and noticed that a couple of the swatches really leapt out at me. They had a gorgeous matte quality to them and the hues just seemed to inhabit the very specific colour family I’m looking for. Unfortunately they were both gouache! Maybe I’m using the wrong medium. Continue reading

How to Square-up Photos of Paintings in Photoshop

If you’re as unfortunate as I and own neither a scanner nor a tripod, you probably find yourself wrangling with ever-so-slightly un-square photos of your paintings. In this easy, step-by-step Photoshop tutorial, we will learn how to square-up said wonky photo. This is a pretty simple tutorial making use of basic Photoshop techniques. Continue reading