Posts tagged pastels
Why Should I Like Van Gogh? Kim Lordier

A couple of days before I embarked on a painting adventure to Southern Utah, I was in my local coffee house talking with a gentleman named George about his recent cross country road trip. He mentioned exploring and photographing the Capital Reef area, but shared his frustration with the photos he took of the vermillion walls and saturated sunsets. His words to me in describing the beauty he saw and felt were full of intensity and wonder, the description of his experience, full of emotion.  He said his photos fell flat of his expectations.

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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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