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Tips on contemplation in art.

Contemplation is the medium of art. Intervals of contemplation are as necessary as periods of challenging work. ‘Make that interval last, mate.’ Contemplation should accompany every creative act; art is not the sum of one’s observations, but a summary of one’s initial response; so, before painting a subject, run your caring scrutiny over it and […]

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CONTRAST ALERT: Use contrast to create visual interest; contrast light/shade, warm/cool, bright/dull. Too much contrast is confusing, too little bland. Drawing is making marks represent something. The greatest freedom art endows is the freedom to be wrong. Art gives generalisations a good name. Complementary colours sit opposite one another in the traditional colour circle; when […]