Friday 8 July 2016

New Series - Colour Chemistry

So over the last week or so, I've had a lot of questions about pigments and paints and their behaviour - which is something I really don't mind - I'm more than happy to help people understand some of the whys you can do X or can't do Y of watercolour painting. This lead to me to have an idea, which I've now spun into a brand new YouTube series!

Colour Chemistry is probably going to be uploaded 1-2 times a week for now, until I run low on ideas, I guess! I've kicked off with two episodes thus far, which I've embedded below:

Episode 1 covers the absolute fundamental - what is colour? How does light work? What do we really mean by colour? What's wavelength and how does it relate to colour? And above all, what do we really see when looking at a paint on the page?

Episode 2 uncovers the hidden secret of Opera Rose, one of my all time favourite paints - its beautiful, ethereal pink is owing to a fluorescent dye as part of the binder. In this video I explain what fluorescence is - a little bit of fundamental quantum physics, but I promise you, it's at a level anyone can follow!

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