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Reflections On Colours

“Why do two colours, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? No. Just as one can never learn how to paint.”–Pablo Picasso This month, the local Goodwill Store underwent an upgrade and redecorating. Prior to … Continue reading

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Dark Medium Light …Floral Friday

While waiting for the bread to pop up, I stared at the toaster’s adjustment knob marked “Dark Medium Light”. That’s where the idea for today’s theme came from. After breakfast, I gathered the containers and flowers to work with the … Continue reading

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Tint …Floral Friday

One of the most basic aspects in the visual arts is tint.  The sense of the word I’m thinking of today is the degree of vividness of a hue or color. Tint is determined by the amount of whiteness that … Continue reading

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Rich Tones …Floral Friday

One of the beautiful things about creativity is how we can use color to affect our moods.  Different shades and tones can influence whether we feel anxious or relaxed.  They can also subtly affect whether we feel cooler or warmer. That’s … Continue reading

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Hues, Tints, Shades And Tones …Floral Friday

Perhaps you remember your high school art class?  Beyond texture and form, you remember being taught that color, shade, and tone play important roles in the emotional impact of whatever you create.  After awhile, how you select colors for harmony, matching, … Continue reading

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