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The Art of the Squint

To look at an object and record it on canvas as normally seen by the lay person is a lie. The way the trained eye sees color is simply different from how the untrained eye sees the same color.

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The Color of Color Part II

If I want the painting to have a late afternoon atmosphere I will choose colors that reflect that warmth. Or a cool winter morning painting will demand a cooler palette. This takes thought of which colors work together to create atmosphere.

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The Color of Color Part I

The three “primary” colors are so named because they cannot be created by mixing any other color. These three primary colors can then be mixed to create any other color in various proportions, but these three are the foundation of all colors used.

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