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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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Material World Treasures: How the Right Supplies Can Advance Your Art Work, Cathy Dietrich

Most of us are familiar with the quote, “Clothes make the man”.  It has been attributed to Mark Twain but goes back 400 years to the Latin scholar Erasmus and also to Shakespeare’s character Polonius in Hamlet.  I sense a corollary exists among artists.   It portends that “the right supplies make the artwork.”

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My Evolution as a Painter, David Shevlino

I became enthralled with art when I was in my early teens in mid- 1970's.  My first exposure to painting was through books about the old masters I found at a neighbor’s yard sale.  I grew up near NYC and eventually started making trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where I would take a sketch pad and draw from the sculpture.  I was also making copies of paintings at home from all the books I could get my hands on.  My interest naturally gravitated toward the 15th through 19th century.  At that time I had no interest in modern or contemporary art.

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