I have to admit to something here and now. Right through my art study, I pretty much just focused on producing ‘finished’ paintings. I don’t know how many times my poor tutors would implore me to put in some actual practice, but would I listen? Ah, no.
Colour (with apologies to US readers who spell colour sans the ‘u’) is something that, as painters we all love and, for many of us, it’s the driving force behind what we do. But, as glorious as colour is, it can also provide the most challenge, particularly for those just starting out.
Oils on stretched canvas, 40 x 40 inches
I was recently reading the new book out (‘Clear Seeing Place’) by one of my favourite artists – Brian Rutenberg – and read with interest his thoughts on a common mistake made by inexperienced artists – that of putting down a brushstroke (or mark) and then proceeding to kill it stone dead.
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