Dramatically Simple

“When you lose your simplicity, you lose your drama.” Andrew Wyeth (from The Painter’s Keys) Many of the greatest artists, writers, poets, and creative people in general comment on the importance of keeping it simple. For some artists, this can be a difficult task, especially for those drawn to the dramatic. Although, at times, complicated… Continue reading Dramatically Simple

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.  Rembrandt… Continue reading Colorful Fridays–Basically Black

The Middle Ground

“A great artist is always before his time or behind it.” George Edward Moore (from Brainyquote) Are most artists before the times or behind the times? Many art schools push students to explore new avenues, try new and different ways of creating art. Or they push students to seek new and different ways to say… Continue reading The Middle Ground

Colorful Fridays–“Green” Rose Brown

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” Sir Frances Bacon (from the Painter’s Keys) Mix cinnamon, ginger and chocolate and you will come up with a color very close to Burnt Sienna, (not to be confused with the rock band, Burnt Sienna).  However, you may not want to… Continue reading Colorful Fridays–“Green” Rose Brown