Posts tagged color
Keeping Neutral

No. This is not a political post. It is about color and it's relative intensity to other colors in a painting. It fascinates me when someone comments on how colorful my work seems to them. In fact, my paintings rarely have any really strong color in them at all. As artists, we have the opportunity to share our personal color perceptions with viewers of our work. We can also choose to push color to a more chromatic intensity, neutralize colors to suggest certain moods, even change colors altogether. That's the best part. 

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Save Our Ships! Adventure on the High Seas, Debra Huse

I must have been a merchant mariner in the 1800's. My Dad was in the Navy and I have always loved nautical symbols, patches and logos. It may explain why I have a passion for painting old wooden boats from sailing ships & fishing boats to cruisers and skiffs. There are so many interesting designs and shapes since they were all hand-made by craftsmen with a vision for a better design. They all have so much character and history of adventure upon the sea.

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