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On coloured ground

Make the most of your mixed-media work as you choose and use pre-coloured surfaces, with Claire Martin

Mixed media

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

How to choose colours

Work with mixed media on unusual surfaces

How background colours affect your media

Colour is one of the most important considerations when starting any new painting. The overall feel and success of the completed image can depend entirely on the colour that stands out the most. Deciding on what this colour should be will depend on many elements; the subject itself often helps you make the decision. A cold snowy landscape will suggest blues and greys, or a summer landscape many greens and yellows. My subjects are usually animals so the colours in their coats or the type of light reflecting from them are often the beginning of the work.

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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to a summer of drawing and painting with Leisure Painter. This month we tackle summer landscapes, gardens and flowers, buildings, harbours and boats, animals, local scenes, a moonlit seascape, horses and a flamenco dancer in a variety of your favourite media. If you're ready to try something different, experiment with oil pastel resists with acrylic inks and watercolour, look at coloured grounds for mixed-media work and embrace digital with an app that will help you draw and paint better pictures! From loose and lively to detail, monotone to colour work, and projects from photographs to how to paint from life - enjoy another month of practical tutorials, demonstrations and inspiration.