Discover the power of the notan, a type of compositional study uniquely suited to defining patterns and shapes.
Category: Landscape Theory
Simplification, expressive brushwork, flattening the space, and saturated color can move a painting toward abstraction
Color studies: a powerful way to helps painters flex their color mixing muscles and find the most effective color solution.
These five key steps, often overlooked by plein air painters, can increase your chances of success
Referencing photographs too closely can be hazardous to you work. Here are strategies to overcome the tyranny of the photo reference.
With a “color-priority” system, the Impressionists allowed colors to retain their intrinsic color identity.
In plein air we attempt a form of direct translation. In the studio, we may recall our observations of nature, but are freer to be inventive with color.
In the rush to color, plein air painters often overlook the essential first steps that will establish a strong composition.