Why Fewer Paints Make Painting Easier and Better
To illustrate the tremendous colour range that primary colours allow, I painted the eleven watercolour images shown below as various class demonstrations, using just Permanent Alizarin Crimson, New Gamboge, and Antwerp Blue (Winsor & Newton paints).
By creating mixtures using only one red, one blue and one yellow pigment, the actual colours of your painting are more likely to harmonize, rather than clash.
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