Interlocking and Interweaving

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From hair braids to baskets to checkerboards we use designs that interlock and interweave. The basket weave unifies not only the materials but also the basket’s design. There are many interweaving patterns. But, they begin simply with an over-under, in-and-out … Continued

Deepen, Brighten, Blend and Extend

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To create the feeling of deeper space consider “Deepen, Brighten, Blend and Extend.” Let’s begin with deepening color. Layered translucent colors work here. They generate darker darks and unify fields of patchy color which can fracture a painting’s unified feeling … 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