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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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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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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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