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Art History

Drawing Lessons from Edward Hopper

I don’t think I’d be exaggerating by calling Edward Hopper one of America’s national treasures. His work captured a time and place like no one else, and his distinctive style makes his work instantly recognizable.But his drawings are an undiscovered secret, as I found out when I began looking at many of Hopper’s works on paper.
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Drawing

Color That Can Be Saturated and SubtleWho Knew?

I adore color in watercolor painting—deep ruby reds, bold blues, verdant greens, rich golden yellows…I could go on and on, but one thing that I often forget in my zeal is that color is not just a matter of hue. Saturation and subtle color layers also play a huge part in how a successful painting comes together.
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Drawing

In Search of Color Harmony

“Value does the work and color gets the glory.” This statement underscores the attraction that most of us feel toward the creative expression of color that forms the nucleus of many artists’ work. Whether used subtly or boldly, the colors portrayed within the confines of a painting’s composition have to share a relationship; otherwise, they will appear artificial.
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Techniques and Tips

How to Draw a Simple Trinity Knot in 6 Steps

Learn to draw a trinity knot with this simple step by step from Cari Buziak’s Calligraphy Magic.How to Draw a Simple Trinity Knot in 6 Steps1 Sketch a dividing line, putting a dot to the lower left and lower right, and at the top.2 Draw a fat arc starting at the top dot, arcing to the right of the divider, and over to the lefthand dot.
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Drawing

Paint Atmosphere Using These Five Secrets

As a landscape painter in the United Kingdom, artist Oliver J. Pyle is engaged by the idea of atmosphere and how it relates to painting, using watercolor.Read on to uncover Pyle’s five secrets for creating compelling scenes and atmosphere that have the power to capture the viewer’s eye — and heart. Enjoy!
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