Intimate to Infinite

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Over a thousand years ago Chinese painting scholars advised artists to follow some basic principles. They included presenting a landscape with an experience of the near, middle and far distance. Vertical arrangements should consider the earthly or worldly lower domain … Continued

Building Translucence

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The dazzling spectacle of translucent water revealing two different palettes within the same visual field always seduces my eye.  The palette below the water is more subdued, often occluded by surface motion, shadows, reflections and floating material. The palette of … Continued

Directing Sunlight

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Landscape artists of the 17th century fell under the spell of the mysteries offered through directed sunlight and shadow. The painting surface became a platform for theatrical stage lighting. It would influence later stage sets and their illumination just as … Continued