Spacescapes® Art by Cecil Herring


Questions and Answers

Beginning June 21, 2011 New Page


From Sam Alper:From: Sam Alber <>
Subject: Painting

How do you blend all the colors in your painting together?

It depends on the medium. For oils or acrylic I apply directly to the canvas in big strokes with trowels or big brushes - the bigger the better. Mixing the colors makes them muddy. I use pure colors out of the can or tube. They get mixed right on the canvas. For watercolor I use a lot of wet in wet with the color dropped in. There is a lot about the subject of color actually. I never analyze because I am an artist who is a natural colorist. I don't actually know how I get the colors I use. I see them and use them instinctively. Color is my favorite part of painting although I like drawing too.