Should I Enter Competitions?

Why Enter Art Competitions?

I teach many beginners and several of them become experienced and create wonderful work, yet when I suggest entering exhibitions or competitions there is a reluctance.  I think that entering competitions can provide opportunities and I will explain why it might be a good idea…

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Why You Can Have Too Many Paint Colours

Many learners are quite surprised when I tell them that you can get by with just three paint colours.  These paints, the primary colours are red, blue and yellow and in theory you can mix any colour from them.  Is it true? Can you have too many paint colours?

The Importance of Colour Mixing 

When you are learning to paint it is important to learn how colours are created. You can only really gain a knowledge of colours by mixing them and for this you need to just work with the primaries.  I recommend that all beginners work with primary colours and mix all the colours themselves.

It is important to learn how to mix colours
It is important to learn how to mix colours

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