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Guest Artist: Russell Black on Drawing the Cube – Getting Rid of Linear Perspective

As artists, we have to deal with a lot of visual information. Our job is to take what …

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Guest Artist: Russell Black on Drawing vs. Painting – A Considered Approach

When we, as artists, come to the easel and begin the work of creating a painting, we have …

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Double Vision: “Seeing Simply” with Russell Black (2 of 2)

This is the continuation of the article posted last time where I explained how to simplify the following …

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Double Vision: “Seeing Simply” with Daniel Novotny (2 of 2)

Let me preface this article by saying that despite not discussing patterns in Part 1 of this demonstration, …

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Double Vision: “Seeing Simply” with Russell Black (1 of 2)

Seeing Simply is a joint effort by Daniel Novotny and Russell Black. The following post was written by …

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Double Vision: “Seeing Simply” with Daniel Novotny (1 of 2)

Seeing Simply is a joint effort by Daniel Novotny and Russell Black. The following post was written by …

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Art Making

Guest Artist: Russell Black on Design – Using Shapes and Patterns

A problem that every novice plein aire painter faces is when the landscape is overloaded with “stuff” – …

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On Watercolor Palettes: Final Thoughts (6 of 6)

Buy in bulk I recommend you to buy paints in bulk and in the largest tubes you can …

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On Watercolor Palettes: Portable & Paintboxes (5 of 6)

This is a follow-up article on my previous post where I’ve shown my studio palettes and talked about …

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Art Making

On Watercolor Palettes: Studio Palettes (4 of 6)

I am a studio painter. Exclusively. My routine does not include plein air painting although I did some …

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On Watercolor Palettes: Layout (3 of 6)

Palette organization is not as personal as paint selection. However, it pays to have it set up so …

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On Watercolor Palettes: Choosing Paints (2 of 6)

In this article we’re going to talk a bit more about the considerations of choosing our actual paints. …

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Art Making

On Watercolor Palettes: Warm & Cool Primaries (1 of 6)

Do you struggle with “muddy” colors in your paintings? If so, then this article may help you not …

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On Style

The answer to the infamous question of style seems to be of the elusive kind. To paraphrase Frank …

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Painting Light And Creative Composition

One of the fundamental differences when we move away from representational painting towards creative composition is the handling …

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Shift Your Perspective & Notice Patterns

“Music is the space between the notes,” Claude Debussy said. The space between the notes? Yes, the pause, …

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Content and Painting

Today, I’d like to return to the idea of content in painting. I’ve touched on this topic in …

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On Creative Process: Conclusion & Diagram (4 of 4)

So far in this series we established that the creative process of art making consists of four main …

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On Creative Process: Design (3 of 4)

Welcome to part 3 of my discussion of the elements of the creative process. In the previous two …

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On Creative Process: Expression (2 of 4)

In the first part of this series I talked about the first two steps of the creative process, …

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