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Simplifying – In Drawing & Painting Composition

Coming To Terms With Simplifying. Greetings!  I’m still thinking about this idea of simplifying.  In this article, I speculate about where the concept of simplifying fits in the composition lexicon for drawing and painting. Mini Workshop Coming Up. Yes, this is the kind of thing I contemplate on from time to time.  And, if you …

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Simplify: Silhouette Shape Study

One Way To Simplify: Using Silhouette Shape Studies.

Simplify: To clarify; to make easier to understand. Just Thinking! Greetings!  I have been thinking about how to “simplify” lately and how the term applies to creating paintings.  You see, I have a mini workshop coming up with the Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) this fall. Why Simplify? But, what do we mean by simplification …

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Organizing My Art-Making Time

Organizing My Day By Priorities And Eight Art Show Tasks

Introduction. A friend of mine recently asked me how organizing my art work day.  My friend is looking forward to retirement and thinking about painting. In my head, I started going though organizing my mundane daily schedule: coffee, exercise, breakfast, get to the studio, etc.  Then, I started thinking about whether or not there was …

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Memory Drawing: Still Life With Toy Pony Series

Memory Drawing: An Essay on a Form of Memory Drawing With Examples

Thinking About Memory Drawing. I have been thinking lately about memory drawing. The topic was sparked by one of the books I’ve been reading about drawing by the director of The Arts Student’s League of New York City. The book is “The Visual Language of Drawing” and is by James L. McElhinney and several of …

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Learning - Its all relative

Color Bias: Its Relative; Lesson in Primary Color Mixing & Mood

First Lesson Color bias was one of the first lessons I learned when I started learning about watercolor painting.  Understanding color bias is useful, particularly in mixing color and creating color mood. Early Advice – Look For Color Bias Early in my watercolor painting education, I received some guidance and advice from family friend and …

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