Colorful Fridays–Expensive, Wormy, Insect Red

“A good painter needs only three colors, black, white and red.” Titian (from The Painter’s Keys) Older than Ultramarine from Lapis Lazuli, probably as old as ivory Black, the warm orange-red known as Vermilion has ancient roots. From Chinese laquerware to the villas of Pompeii to illuminated manuscripts and more, Vermilion was the red anchorContinue reading “Colorful Fridays–Expensive, Wormy, Insect Red”

Pack Animal or Solitary Traveler

“The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself.” Washington Allston (from The Painter’s Keys) Whether or not competition between artists is a good thing is the subject of opinion.  Some believe competition inspires creativity.  Others do not.  Rivalries among artists are not new. Perhaps, it is human nature for some to beContinue reading “Pack Animal or Solitary Traveler”