There are so many different things you can paint—landscapes, people, or still life—and there are so many different ways to paint them. Not only are there different mediums, but there are different techniques as well.
When I look at a landscape, I love for my eyes to travel around the painting taking in the depth and range that the artist has rendered.
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The Color Mix
Think about all the different colors represented in a sunset. You might think you would need hundreds of different colors to produce that beautiful effect. But actually, limiting your color palette will give you all the colors you need.
"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for." Georgia O'Keeffe
The Color Mix
"All the other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul. Purple is not just a noun and an adjective but also a verb - when you look at it, it's looking back at you." -Uniek Swain
Have you ever been to one of those painting and wine places? I've gone a couple of times because there are few things in life I like more than art and wine. If you've never gone, it's basically a painting lesson. The canvases and supplies are provided, and the entire group works on painting a replica of a single piece of artwork.
Knowing the color wheel can really make a difference in your art work. By using colors that are next to each other on the color wheel you are able to create a mood for your piece. When you use opposite colors (also known as complimentary colors) on the color wheel, you are able to really make things "pop." Also, knowing what colors we can mix to make new colors can be very helpful.
For watercolor artist Peggi Habets, drawing and painting have been a part of her life since childhood. After studying graphic design in college and working as a designer and art director for 15 years, Peggi decided to return to her original passion—fine art.
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