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         If you worked in either Renaissance or many famous contemporary artist studios you would find yourself collaborating on paintings.  Collaboration is more common now than ever yet, it is  widely unacknowledged in contemporary art because of concerns of … Continued

Stability vs. Vertigo

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      If you read a book on linear perspective the examples will present a sight line ( sometimes referred to as the “Horizon Line”) parallel to the bottom of the picture( also known as the ground plane).  Its … Continued

The Value of “S”

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    Artists have inherited a form that invites the viewer into their pictures. It’s the “S” shape also known as the serpentine shape, or meander shape,  or  Zig-Zag.  It shows up alphabetically and numerically as the “S,Z,2,5, and the … Continued

Focus: The Camera vs. The Eye

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 I visited my local tidal wetlands this afternoon.  Again,  I lowered my point of view putting it among an aggregation of mussels. The tide was low. I aimed my camera directly at the sun for a backlit ( or contre jour … Continued

Novel Perspectives

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Here are suggestions for photographers and painters. Do you use photographs as an aid in your painting?  Photography has been used by painters since its invention  in England and France in the 1830s. For hundreds of years before then artists … Continued

Change Blindness

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        My old friend greeted me. “Do you notice anything different?” he asked.  Something was different but, what?  He couldn’t contain himself, ” I shaved off my mustache of 30 years!” I had noticed a quality of difference about … Continued