As soon as the first artists started painting real things like horses on two-dimensional cave walls there was a paradox that it was a lie and a truth. The advantage of being able to work with radically different color schemes gives the artist more emotional range and visual options. And it gives the viewer more to look for in the world around them.
Transparency – A Key to Spatial Depth in Painting Part 2, Color This online tutorial is a transcription from a 2002 lecture I gave at the Courage of Your Perceptions Conference (Satellite to the EC’s Vision Scientists’ Conference) in Glasgow, Scotland.Given a two-dimensional surface, transparency and contrast are a means to place identities/forms through spatial …
Michael Newberry’s art tutorials from basic foundations to advanced applications. Light theory, color theory, proportion, triangulation, composition, form.
I developed a unique style of mark-making in stripes, no blending, and a unique approach to color theory through truthful observations of the warmth and coolness of lights and shadows. An important part of personal and theoretical evolution for me is furthering my knowledge of light and color based on real observations.
By seeing everything outside and inside of us, and connecting the dots we become magnificently alive and fearlessly free to explore existence, and turn those experiences into treasures of creativity.
Perhaps the most difficult part is the introspective sorting of the emotions that lead and add up to a celebration of love. And to eliminate the cynical voices that have zero to contribute. And to be sensitive enough to have the “ah ha” moment when I see its manifestation in the models’ poses.
The future awaiting you is to be seen in the art you engage with. Will I have beauty in my life? Am I doomed to depression? Will justice prevail? Will I be happy? Will I be cut up by a chainsaw? Will I throw myself over a cliff or find exaltation in living in the present?
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Michael Newberry’s website and blog, Aesthetic Evolution. In Heart, Theory, and Practice the Very Best Visual Art Alternative to Postmodernism.
Postmodern art history is rife with short-lived movements–someone tries to reduce art to scratches, to emptiness, or to Vaseline. It is like a species that doesn’t have enough code to evolve and consequently dies.