Misting the Atmosphere

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500 years before DaVinci introduced s’fumato’s smoky edges and misty landscape backgrounds for his portraits Sung Dynasty Chinese artists had already discovered the value of obscuring mist as a segway between mountains and a method for creating a feeling of … Continued

Hand Blown Paint Revisited

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Like me, as a child you may have blown ink puddles with a straw directing spidery ink strings.  And, you may have experimented with other blowing effects. From the cave paintings at Lascaux to traditional Chinese painting blowing the paint … Continued

Angling For Infinity

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A big question in art has been how to build the illusion of space on a flat two dimensional surface. The answers are many and have unfolded differently in different cultures and times.  There are also many shared and overlapping … Continued