Well, I didn’t come up with a 4th of July cartoon for you; instead this popped into my head.
Artists say the darndest things, don’t they? Especially when it comes to color.
I’m just as bad as anyone—how do you REALLY explain the variations between colors, without using other colors in your explanation?
Simple answer: you can’t. : )
Finally, my "big project" is finished! It’s been a crazy day with a lot going on, but foliotwist.com is finally live and online! Since I’ve kept it a complete secret up until launch, here’s a quick (mostly visual) overview of what it does. . .read more
It's all too easy for beginning artists (and many experienced artists as well) to undervalue the importance of understanding color theory. When I was first starting out, I bought many tubes of paint and relied heavily on "convenience" mixes in lieu of mixing my own colors. Mixing just seemed s. . . read more
Understanding the color wheel and using color theory in your artwork is a good idea for any artist, and especially for oil painters. In this article I'll go through the basics of color theory (using a traditional artist's color wheel) and explain ways that oil painters and other artists can m. . . read more
Painting is a multi-faceted endeavor. . . it takes knowledge of values, edges, perspective—and of course, color. After all, color is what we use as painters to create the illusion of all of these other elements. Studying color, then, is an essential aspect of painting. All my painting li. . . read more
As many of you know, earlier this year I co-founded foliotwist.com, a service which helps artists promote and sell art through their own websites. Here's a quick update on the new customization features we just added yesterday: When we launched foliotwist last spring, it was quickly apparent t. . . read more
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