August 2016 Blog Posts (3)

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I have the feeling that I am choosing the wrong things for me to paint. I am going to be more selective. and I think Michel has the right idea. get outside and train my painters eyes, to really see the light, dark, and real color of things! I am making a plan!

Added by Wenda Spooner on August 29, 2016 at 9:55am — 3 Comments

The nature of Light

The main problem we seem to have with light is figuring out the quality of the source and how that affects everything else.  The reason this is such a problem is because we do not see things as they are; we see what we have been conditioned to see.  What colour is a banana? Or grass?  Or an asphalt roadway?  Conditioning gives us answers of yellow, green, and black, respectfully.  In reality, these answers are often wrong.

CFL and traditional fluorescent tubes have a notable green…

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Added by Charles Eisener on August 19, 2016 at 10:00pm — 11 Comments

Getting Back to Health

17 Aug 2016

At the moment I am only painting with water colours I can do these sitting down, for acrylics I like to stand and at the moment I am not allowed to stand for long.  I am looking forward to recovering fully after my major op so that I can paint in acrylics again.   I have found that painting with water colours on canvas is very interesting the way it performs and blends and if I put too much on I quickly dab it of before it dries.  I can also get more layers than I could on…

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Added by Pauline Abbott on August 17, 2016 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

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