color theory

The Color Turquoise Blue

July 29, 2013

Turquoise  Blue Colors makes some of us go weak at the knees What is it about the Color Turquoise Blues that make some of us go weak at the knees? Is it the color that makes us dream of warm tropical seas and expensive gifts… and pretty turquoise boxes from Tiffany’s? Does it inspire us […]

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Perspective In Art

January 2, 2013

  What is Perspective? Perspective is one of the most important concepts in art. It is by implementing the laws of perspective that we are able to create convincing three dimensional images to create the illusion of reality. The concept of perspective was first introduced in the 1400’s by the Italian artist and architect Filippo Brunelleschi. This […]

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Color Mixing – What is meant by Color Temperature?

November 10, 2012

When we think about “color temperature” relative to painting, color mixing, color theory and our paint palette, we first need to understand that color Temperature is an actual attribute of color. When we as artists describe color we think about its hue, intensity and value. We often forget that color temperature is as important as value […]

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Mixing Paints – Pigment Undertones – What Exactly Are They?

August 7, 2012

When Mixing Paints think of pigment undertone like a hidden personality trait. It’s time to start mixing paints. However there is something important you need to know before you begin. Have you ever picked up a tube of green pigment only to discover it is really quite yellow and not the green it looked like […]

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Learn To Draw – Art Apprentice Online Is Not Just For Painting

July 27, 2012

Learn to Draw with just a few drawing supplies! When you think about art, many immediately turn to painting and lump the two together. There are many forms of art, including drawing. Drawing is a great way to ease into a new skill. Before you begin, there’s a few items you’ll need for drawing. To […]

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Learn About Paint Brushes Part 2

July 15, 2012

In the previous blog entry, Learn About Paint Brushes Part 1, we talked about how different brushes create different strokes and styles in an art piece. The type of brush you use can help create a master piece. In our last post we discussed: Mops Dome Blender Angles Chisel Blender Filberts/Oval To finish our set, […]

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Learn About Paint Brushes Part 1

July 11, 2012

When painting, different brushes create different strokes and styles in your artwork. When reaching for a paintbrush, many believe that all paintbrushes are equal. Yes – all paint brushes will end with paint on your canvas, but to create the perfect design or art piece be sure to pick the right brush for the job. […]

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A Look into Asian Art

July 6, 2012

America has a wide range of art styles, many that can be found almost on a daily basis. Items such as the popular PopArt, Surreal, and even Cubism have roots based in the States. PopArt, in particular, is a very trendy style now, especially with the younger generation, taking a real life item and making […]

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What Is Hue – What Does It Mean In Color Theory?

April 15, 2012

What Is Hue – What does it mean to the artist?  The word Hue is a term used in the art world to define the family of a color. …. For example, if ‘Robin’s Egg Blue’ is the color we want to suggest, we might also say that Robin’s egg blue is a blue ‘Hue’ […]

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Try Something New Today.

April 7, 2012

The great thing about painting is that it isn’t bound to certain standards. There are no rules one must follow to create a masterpiece. If you look at some of the greatest painters, you’ll see that their talents are very different, as our their paintings. We have more traditional pieces, and more realistic pieces such […]

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