Chapter 13. Paint? Paint!

89 Paint, and Know

Painting is a great way to learn about color, especially for the many of us who learn best—and remember the most—when our eyes and our hands are involved in the learning process.

Before expanding on the notion of hands-on painting in the pages ahead, here are a few thoughts about some differences between digital and analog media. Now, it’s one thing to have a blank Photoshop document open on your computer, with the Brush tool selected and the Swatches panel ready to go, and it’s clearly another thing to have a blank sheet of art paper, a jar of water, three or four paintbrushes (tipped with either synthetic or natural fibers), and a watercolor tray dabbed with small beads of wet pigments sitting ...

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