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Monthly Archives: July 2021

Seeing with Your Eyes and Not Assumptions

Artists work hard to lose their assumptions about what they are seeing, and truly observe the scenes before them.     Seeing with an Innocent Eye Most of us at one point learned how to draw an apple by starting … Continue reading

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Everything You Know About Warm and Cool Colors Is Wrong

Red, orange, yellow – warm colors right? Green, blue, purple are cool colors, right? Wrong.  The truth is, that every color is both warm AND cool, and that warm and cool colors are all relative to each other. Take purple … Continue reading

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Art & Beauty

When artists abandon beauty and the human figure as worthy subjects, the advertising industry fills the vacuum with glee.   When artists turned from figurative representation and towards Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism and all the other “isms” that followed, it … Continue reading

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Art Prodigy Propoganda

As an art teacher, nothing is more ire-inspiring to me than the proliferation of prodigy propaganda. We see them everywhere on social media – young children with extraordinary amounts of training by experts at such a young age, that we … Continue reading

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Seeing better – like reading – is a skill that can enhance nearly every aspect of day-to-day life.     My older sister learned how to read before me, the result of which made me believe for some period of … Continue reading

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