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07-08-2012, 09:02 AM
I was researching more on the interactive paints on how to keep my colors brighter and lighter when I ran across this place.
Didn't learn what I was looking for but did spend a bunch of money. Still in quest for my lighter and brighter so off to Google.
07-12-2012, 10:25 PM
Thanks for the link. Just received my first order from them, because of your post. Fast, efficient and less expensive than others. Postage was cheaper also.
02-13-2013, 03:19 AM
Thanks I checked it out. I'll probably use them, blicks, and ac Moore now, anything to save money, ha.
02-15-2013, 09:32 PM
Interactive acrylics is my go to acrylic paints. They work good for me, they have good support in Dick Blick. I also use their oils. I gave them the highest recommedation in the Blick web site.
02-20-2013, 11:23 AM
Glad you found some good deals!
Regarding keeping your Atelier Interactive paintings light and bright, here are a few suggestions:
Look at your colors - use pure pigments (not mixtures/hues) as much as possible. The back of the tubes, side of the jars and color charts all list the pigments.
When mixing colors, try limiting the amount of pigments (not paint) to no more than 3 to help create "clean" mixtures.
Try using Tinting White (a slightly warmer and transparent white) instead of Titanium White. I find this helps in my own figurative and landscape work.
Start your painting on a bright white or a brightly colored ground (like Cadmium yellow Light, Quinacradone Magenta or Cadmium Red Medium). Starting your painting with a punchy ground (and letting parts peep through) can keep paintings bright. This is a plein air painting using pure colors I created last summer.
When you painting has cured, apply a Gloss or Satin Varnish to make those colors really stand out, especially the transparent darks.
Just some thoughts - but it's always a new experience, every time I paint!
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