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Color and Energy - Stephanie Rew

Color And Energy: What Our Preferences Reveal To The Trained Third Eye

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]y Mother was a product of color conditioning. She believed “pink was for girls, blue was for boys”. About the time I was ready for my “big girl bed”, she hired a decorator to outfit a canopy bed, complete with matching dust ruffles, pillows, and drapes, in pink and white checked gingham. I stood looking at …

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John A. Carrasco - Artist Model - Augie La Rue Sculpture

The Artist Model: The Muse Behind The Magic

An interview with model John A. Carrasco [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n North America there is a romanticized image of the professional artist’s model. Movies and books are inclined to feed that image by projecting sexy nymphets and oversexed painters. The reality is modeling requires intense concentration in addition to immense physical and emotional control. Artist’s models are not …

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Colored Pencil Drawings

Colored Pencil: A New Look At An Emerging Medium

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n the world of art, colored pencils as a medium continue to be regarded as the new kids on the block. They’ve got the attention of a lot of people but still sit alone at at the drawing table waiting to be joined. Colored Pencils for art were introduced in 1924 by Faber-Castelland Caran d’Ache. There are …

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Learning to Draw - Camie Salaz Orion drawing detail

Drawing: The Line Between Real And Illusion

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]earning to draw trains us to see the world through our own eyes and not through the filters of the mind. Our minds delete, distort,and generalize through processing filters. People who can’t draw have not learned to see what they are looking at. Drawing is a skill set that can be taught. It is not so much …

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The Nude in Art

The Nude in Art & The Evolution of Consciousness

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he nude has experienced as many highs and lows in the art world as a manic depressive painter. Tim Marlow in The Nude In Art explains, “For at least 30,000 years, humans have represented the naked form in a variety of ways.” To the Greeks and Romans, the male nude was a symbol of physical perfection the body was …

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Women Artists

Women In the Arts: Drawing New Boundaries

© Uriél Dana 2017 [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen I began my painting career artists did not have the luxury of the Internet. We sent slides to galleries and publishers, waiting weeks for our precious and expensive images to be returned in our self addressed and stamped return envelopes. Women artists were not welcomed as they are today. Luckily, …

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