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Soak in some pure color for “Instant Therapy”
With all the news about uncertain economic conditions flooding our consciousness it might be useful to think about something beyond our day to day material existence. What is it about a work of art that distinguishes it from a pure commodity? When we are touched by a work of art, it has nothing to do with the price. Good art sets the viewer off on an experience, an unknown journey. When your vision is sparked and your intelligence is engaged, time is suspended and you are in the moment!
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The Impact of Size
Does size matter? In art it certainly does. How many times have you seen an artwork in reproduction, perhaps an invitation to a gallery show or a page in an art book only to be shocked when confronted with the actual work?
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Encaustic Art
Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which resins and colored pigments are added. This results in a paste like meduim which is applied to a surface such as prepared wood or canvas.
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The Paint Color Chart
Experience has taught us that certain combinations of colors, whether in nature or art, affect the eye and mind agreeably, while others give offense. We call the former "harmonies," the latter "discords."
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How to make your own oil paints
How to make your own oil paintsOil paints are made basically by mixing cold-pressed Linsed oil with pigment or color until a smooth buttery paint is produced. When the oil paint is used and applied to a surface the oil oxidizes or absorbs air and then forms a solid film that binds the pigment to the surface of the painting.
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