A gold ground offers a unique color “metaphor,” with paintings by the author and reviews of gold gesso and paint.
Category: Landscape Theory
In the field, the plein air painter needs to be able to extract essential cues from an otherwise boring composition.
Progress photos and details from each phase demonstrate the four essential steps of landscape.
Learn how the underpainting color can help support the color direction.
Neutral colors don’t shout as loudly as bright colors, but they are very capable of building harmonious color relationships.
In the second of three articles, the unique dual nature of complementary colors are explored.
In the first of three articles, one of the most effective ways to create unity among colors is explored — analogous harmony.
In the realm of color, more is not necessarily better. Learn how limiting color choices can produce more harmonious paintings.
Discover the power of the notan, a type of compositional study uniquely suited to defining patterns and shapes.
Simplification, expressive brushwork, flattening the space, and saturated color can move a painting toward abstraction