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Creative Summer Reading List – 2018

Posted on July 10, 2018
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Creative Summer Reading List   It’s Summer time and you might just be looking to pack some creative reading into your case!  I’ve selected some five books for you from my bookshelves! There’s some to learn from, to stimulate, to relax and entertain (that’s important too) and one or too just for creative eye candy! As always, it’s an eclectic mix collection and not everything will grab your fancy but you just might find something

Is your atmospheric perspective itchy?

Posted on August 1, 2017
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Is your atmospheric perspective itchy? What is atmospheric perspective and why is it so important? What is it and when to use it. Imagine yourself on the top of a small hill looking over a valley to distant rolling hills. The hills in the far distance are most likely faded and have a bluish cast to them. The phenomenon at work is called atmospheric perspective (or aerial perspective) and it has been familiar to artists
Signing your work Are you making these common mistakes when signing your painting? Any mark you make on the canvas (or support) is part of the piece of work you are creating. Your signature should be seen in this light. Colour, size, placement, execution… it all matters as much as everything else on the painting. The guiding rule is that Your mark should identify you as the artist, compliment the painting and not distract from

Fat over Lean, how very dare you!

Posted on May 31, 2017
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Fat over Lean, How very dare you! Understanding the Fat over Lean golden rule of oil painting Fat over Lean Do you ever get mixed up on this golden rule of painting with oil? Which one is fat again? And does it apply to all types of oil painting? Here’s how I first remembered the golden rule of Fat over Lean. Fat is oil paint with Oil (fat) added Lean is oil paint thinned with

Never make this rookie Artist mistake again!

Posted on May 30, 2017
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Never make this rookie Artist mistake again! TONE, SHADE, VALUE Have you ever heard someone say any of these statements thinking they meant the same thing? I mixed 4 tints of the same colour? I mixed 4 tones of the same colour? I mixed 4 shades of the same colour? I mixed 4 values of the same colour? Well, in general language, folks can use these terms loosely, don’t shoot me, I’ve done it myself.

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