Blending Colors

This painting is a study of how Art Rage handles blending colors. Why do this? Because blending is an essential part of painting.  And every digital art software handles blending differently.  Most don’t blend at all.  Even using the blending brushes falls way short of the real thing. 

By the real thing I mean traditional media.  Oil, pastel, and water color being the major players in traditional media.  There are others and for the most part blending color is a major skill to master with all traditional media. When I started oil painting I must have done 50 little paintings like this. It taught me a lot about what to expect when I mixed colors together.

For reference my oil palette is just cad red, cad yellow, ultramarine blue, white, and burnt seinia.  I can make any color I need this this palette.  You can not do that with digital paint. That is the most disappointing and difficult thing to get used to.

As you can see Art Rage does a good job of blending.  I think Art Rage is the best on the market for blending. But the results sometimes are surprising.  So it pays to practice.

Thanks for reading.

Mark

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