THE ALCHEMY AND CRAFT OF PAINTING

One should make it a point to know as much as possible about their craft. Many Painters are fascinated by the materials and techniques of the Old Masters. The methods or procedures used are far more relevant than the materials. The materials available today are far superior to those used in Renaissance and Barque periods.  Some […]

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RIGHT SIDE – WRONG HEADED

The word brain was left off intentionally because this book cuts ones brain out of the equation. The premise of Ms. Edwards notorious little book is that the Right-Side of our brain is not cluttered up with analytical, reasoning, decision-making functions, i.e., the thinking, creative stuff like the left-side is. (Never mind that the science […]

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STATE OF THE ART ARTIST MATERIALS

TSOFA TESTED • The Society of Figurative Arts and The Venerable Association of Artists (VAoA) will field test and review artists materials in the TSOFA TEST LAB to provide the Fine Art Professional and serious amateur with the product information they need to make informed purchase decisions. We visit industry trade events such as Namta […]

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Recommended Reading

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Colour The Elements of Color: A Treatise on the Color System of Johannes Itten Based on His Book the Art of Color The Principles of Harmony and Contrast of Colors and Their Applications to the Arts The Art of Color and Design Design & Composition The Elements of Dynamic Symmetry – Jay Hambridge The Painter’s […]

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