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Understanding colour mixing with Alexander Lumsden

Alexander Lumsden gives us a quick lesson on colour and colour mixing using a visual representation with FW Inks. There are 3 characteristics of colour:

- Hue - which are your primary colours, your secondary and so forth

- Chroma - this would be the saturation and the purity of a colour. A change to the chroma will 

- Colour value - from light to dark

Tip: Try not to use manufactured black as it doesn't blend easily with other colours. Create your own visual black which will provide a cleaner transition

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About the artist

Alexander Lumsden is a Scandinavian sculptor, painter and creative facilitator based in the UK. A lifelong painter and sculptor, Lumsden has exhibited nationally and internationally in a number of commercial, public and artist-led spaces.