Archive for September, 2008

SEASONAL NOTES Fall 2008

Posted on: September 7th, 2008

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Summer is over and I am anxious to spend more time painting in the studio. The gardens were beautiful and I have lots of photos to paint from.

NEW BOOK

I recently completed a new book as a PDF data file on a CD. It can be read on a computer monitor with Adobe Reader and pages can be printed as desired. You can find it on my book link above.

PAINT QUALITY
When you paint be aware of the paint quality you are producing. Strive for:

Clean, Luminous Color
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Color Changes That Flow Through Each Passage
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Use Complementary Colors to Create Vibration

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This painting is a good example of my mingling technique. Notice where I’ve taken liberty with the local color and made a color change that might have been reflected on the flower. I do this to create interest and dimension to the flat surface. Don’t allow your left brain to fool you into believing an object is just one color! Our three dimensional world bounces colors around, creating a kaleidoscope of beauty. Look carefully and you’ll see it!

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Warm and Cool Areas
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Color Changes Create Soft Transitions Between