Posts tagged figurative
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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Working through Challenges and Adversities, Peggi Kroll Roberts

What are some of these challenges that I face that I bet all artists face through their careers.  How do I work through them? How do you work through them?  Each challenge has it’s own answer.  For example, when I experience a creative block and I know I will run into them the rest of my life, I find something to work on unrelated to what I am “known for”. I am mainly know for representational work. “What it looks like”.

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How Important is Drawing to my Working Practise? Haidee-Jo Summers

Occasionally I come across a student whose face drops when I mention the discipline of drawing practice. Somewhere along the line they have picked up the belief that drawing skills elude them and are nursing a hope that it’s not that important to being able to paint, which is what they really want to do anyway. After all there are plenty of techniques out there to lean on if your drawing skills are lacking – grids, tracing, projecting, carbon transfer paper…although admittedly these things are not so easy to use in the field.

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