What is the difference between Bistre, Grisaille and Verdaccio

What is under painting:Under painting is an initial layer of paint applied to a ground, which serves as a base for subsequent layers of paint. Under paintings are often monochromatic and help to define colour values for later painting. There are several different types of under painting, such as Bistre,  Verdaccio and Grisaille.Monochromatic color ...
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Whats up in the Wednesday class…

  30 Colour Mixing Tips For Artists How to Mix Colours When Painting Here, we are concerned not with the theory of colour, but rather its practice: that is, how to combine pigments in order to obtain the required hues, or tints/shades of a particular hue. Even so, a knowledge of the colour wheel, along with an understanding of the difference between primary, seconda...
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Art Workshop in Calitzdorp, day 2 of the Portrait Painting

The original picture gets painted with a basic mixture of Yellow Ochre + Burnt Sienna + Paynes Grey. All skin tones can get mixed with this basic mixture.
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Is yellow and blue a good combination?

Complementary Colors Complimentary colors like yellow and blue can often make a painting look 'dirty' when used together. In order to make it work, it needs to balance with its opposite mate/color.  The trick is to use different percentages.    For example 20% RED with 80% Green If I use the same percentages, the colors tend to neutralize each other and become 'dirty'...
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