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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

High Seas, High Contrasts

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The drama of waves crashing against rocks attracts us with its bright contrasts of sunlight and shadow, its dynamic continuity, always changing never static, its theatrical thunderous sound, and,  its sparkling explosions. We are biologically hard-wired to attend to high … Continued