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Paint Imposter or Friendly Alternative: What is a Hue?

Tube of paint wearing a disguise

When you are choosing paint colours you may have come across the word "hue" being tacked on to the end of a colour description. For example, Ultramarine Blue Hue. This colour, Ultramarine Blue Hue, is not made of the same pigment as Ultramarine Blue. It may look similar and this is because it is designed to have a similar "look" but nothing can emulate Ultramarine Blue and it will have completely different qualities. The hue version of…

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Artist in residence Rebecca Chaperon

Rebecca Chaperon is our Artist-in-Residence

With a compulsion to create unique visual stories, her paintings often follow the thread of a heroine's misadventures through a surreal landscape.

She's had the pleasure of teaching at Langara College and given community workshops on painting techniques with an emphasis on watercolour, oil and acrylic. She is a board member at the Grunt gallery.

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