How to paint like Willem de Kooning

After Jackson Pollock, de Kooning was the most prominent and celebrated of the Abstract Expressionist painters. Although he established his reputation with a series of entirely abstract pictures, he felt a strong pull towards traditional subjects and would eventually become most famous for his pictures of women, which he painted in spells throughout his life. Later he turned to...
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Colors that dance together, Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna

Earth's only Natural harmonies It is simply not true that restricting the palette to earth colours only makes for dull brown paintings. • Yellow Ochre • Terra Cotta • Red Ochre • Raw and Burnt Sienna • Raw and Burnt Umber • Green Earth • Mars Violet • Venetian Red and Indian Red • Various dusky rose and bluish greys • Off whites The 2 colour pick The colours t...
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Amazing complimentary colours

Complementary colors are pairs of colors which, when combined, cancel each other out. This means that when combined, they produce a grey-scale color like white or black.[1] When placed next to each other, they create the strongest contrast for those particular two colors. Due to this striking color clash, the term opposite colors is often considered more appropriate than "compl...
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The Expressionists revolted against Impressionism

The Expressionists revolted against Impressionism, with its faithfulness to rendering nature as it appeared, a view expressed by Austrian writer Hermann Bahr, who stated, “Impressionism is the falling away of man from spirit. Impressionism is man lowered to the position of a gramophone record of the outer world.”1 The Expressionists’ goal was to depict the world as it felt visc...
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