Learning From The Masters - Part III

Learning From The Masters - Part III

This is the third post in a series about learning from the Masters. Here are the first and second posts.

So many of the master paintings I love have beautiful gray tones in them. Some colors are hard to name, they look a little brownish, or reddish or purplish but they are difficult to describe. These are the gray tones and they can really make a subtle and beautiful painting.

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New Work at Burkholder Project

New Work at Burkholder Project

Have you visited the Burkholder Gallery in Lincoln? If you are an art lover, it is definitely worth a visit. There are three floors of art - landscape, abstract, still life, wildlife, sculpture, photography - something for everyone. The owner, Anne Burkholder, is a beautiful artist and has been painting Nebraska landscapes for many years, and she is celebrating her 30th year in business, something to celebrate!

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Do You Have a Creative Routine?

Do You Have a Creative Routine?

I visited the library a few days ago in search of a landscape painting book by Edgar Payne. I hit a dead end with that book but in perusing the art section I found a couple other books to check out, one of which is all about the rituals of art. It is titled Daily Rituals: How Artists Work edited by Mason Currey. It is an interesting compilation of descriptions of daily routines of well-known artists such as Mozart, Beethoven, Hemingway, Updike, Einstein and the like.

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Painting Something Meaningful

Painting Something Meaningful

How do you find your subject matter to paint? For me, it is my camera, whether driving down the road and snapping photos with my iPhone, or driving the backroads on foggy mornings with my big girl Nikon. I usually take shots of anything to which I am drawn. Many of them go into the trash bin, but I have found several keepers through the years using this method.

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