Sometimes as artists we can use a little inspiration to try a new style, a new technique, or perhaps simply to step out into a new color scheme.
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.
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.
"What art offers is space—a certain breathing room for the spirit." -John Updike
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.
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.
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.
The Color Mix
"Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this?" ~Pablo Picasso
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