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Painting Basics

Painting with the neighbors

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As painters we delight in the colorful neighborhoods in which we live. Some dwell in the orbed community of Albert Henry Munsell, a fabulous multi-level dwelling of various hues, tints, and shades, connected by an elevator shaft that runs through its core from north to south. » Read More

Values, who needs them?

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I remember it clearly. It was in a painting class at Art Center College in Pasadena, CA, that I was taught values. No, not moral values, but rather the kind we use in painting. Sometimes they’re referred to as “tone”, but most of us painters are more familiar with the term “value”. » Read More

Color Concept

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Color is an important part of painting. Some artists believe it is the most important part. I don’t agree. The reason for my position is that masterful paintings have been achieved using just one color. » Read More