Colorful Fridays-Essentially Red

Click the links for a look back at the main reds used by most artists, for a bit of history and a few tips. Wallet Friendly Fire-engine Red Expensive Wormy  Insect Red The Invisible Color of Harmonious War Incredible Inedible Yellow-reds The Rosy Red Sisters The Queen’s Red

The Future of Art …Is Science

“Artists are in some sense neurologist, studying the brain with techniques unique to them.” Semir Zeki* One writer sees the future of science as the incorporation of the arts into science. Jonathan Lehrer wrote an article titled, The Future of Art, detailing the many ways science and the process of discovery has come aboutContinue reading “The Future of Art …Is Science”

Colorful Fridays–Two Carl, Keep Calm Purple

“But, luckily, he kept his wits and his purple crayon.” From Harold and the Purple Crayon (1955) (from If you want to know more about this deep rich clear purple, look to the artists. Only the artists have an appreciation for this purest purple. Dioxazine Purple is a mainstay for today’s flower and natureContinue reading “Colorful Fridays–Two Carl, Keep Calm Purple”

Rat Party Messes

“The day is coming where a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.” Paul Cezanne (from The Painter’s Keys) A look at another story on the sad state of the financial situations of art museums brings on more speculation as to how they have gotten into this position. Today’s story is on theContinue reading “Rat Party Messes”

Colorful Fridays–Basically Black

“A black cat crossing your path signifies that the cat is going somewhere.”  Groucho Marx Artists are divided on the use of black in painting.  Many artists prefer to mix black from complementary colors believing this mix to have more depth than actual black from a tube.  Some artists use no black at all.  RembrandtContinue reading “Colorful Fridays–Basically Black”

Colorful Fridays–Blow Out Blue

“If you see a tree as blue, then make it blue.”  Paul Gauguin (from Sensational Color) Phthalo Blue is anything but a soft, peaceful calming blue.  Phthalo Blue will knock the socks off of any mix it comes in contact with.  Phthalo Blue is not for the feeble hearted.  Generally blues are thought to beContinue reading “Colorful Fridays–Blow Out Blue”