"What art offers is space—a certain breathing room for the spirit." -John Updike
Vintage Walter T. Foster books have an incredible aura of nostalgia about them. Their instructions are incredibly succinct, and often the images themselves are the focus of the lessons instead of written descriptions.
The palette is one of the keys that unlocks an artist's individual style. Famous artists throughout history are recognizable by their color choices and combinations. Your palette can be influenced by mood, season, lighting, and any number of factors. Your personal style is yours to determine.
It is always a treat to look through the vintage Walter T. Foster archives, and this use of color and texture has us feeling inspired to try a few different techniques for creating pattern and depth in our paintings.
There are a wide range of acrylic products that allow you to customize the sheen, texture, and flow of your paint. If you don't like the naturally glossy character of the binder, you can incorporate one of the matte products into your work. It is your choice to add products that change the look of the paint to suit your creative vision.
Mixing palettes are surfaces for preparing and mixing paints. They come in a wide variety of materials, shapes, and sizes. The palette you choose depends on your medium and personal preferences. Below are the most readily available palettes for painters.
Sometimes it takes some tasty treats to convince your furry family members to sit still for that perfect portrait shot. Homemade treats can be a fun and healthy way to reward your pets for a sucessful modeling session.
We turn to painting as a path toward creativity and self-expression, as a way to tap our inner soul and give it wings to fly wherever it chooses or needs to go.
The Color Mix
Happy St Patrick's Day! I hope you're enjoying some green in your life today. With spring on the way, I've had green on the brain leading up to this bright holiday, so today we're talking about Hooker's Green.
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