Winter Effects

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Have you seen Pieter Bruegel’s painting of winter, “Hunters in the Snow” from 1565? It’s an early European depiction of winter. Persian and Chinese landscape painters had pictured winter even earlier. By the late 19th century Impressionists from Claude Monet … Continued

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