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In Living Color

There are many systems and methods for using color in our paintings.   One example, the Munsell color wheel, offers primary and secondary sets of colors that allow variety within families that are in harmony.  The old saying “Value does all the work but color gets all the glory” is sort of true.  If theContinue reading “In Living Color”

Value in Context

The value of a color or an object depends on what is around it.  If a light gray object is surrounded by white it will appear darker than if the same gray is shown against a black or very dark background.       You can try this yourself.  Divide a paper in two, half light,Continue reading “Value in Context”

Shape of Things to Come

     The human eye views shapes as abstractions, to which our minds give meaning.  For example, if we look at three cubes, our mind says the largest one is closest to us.  As artists we use tools such as size, placement, value and color like breadcrumbs, to help the viewer follow the trail asContinue reading “Shape of Things to Come”

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