Nameless - Perspectives from The Artist's Road
Perspectives from The Artist's Road
Pond in a Garden, Tomb of Nebamun
Next in our series investigating the colors we use to make art, is the color blue. Today, blue is ubiquitous, in our pigments and in our language. We can’t imagine a time when the word blue was not in our vocabulary. But, this was not always so. Many ancient cultures (and a few isolated native cultures still today), did or do not have a word for the color blue! Ancient Greece, surrounded by the blue Aegean and lit by the vast arching blue of the sky, did not have a word for it, even though their world was dominated by it.
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Filled with inspirational examples by the masters of nightime painting, this little book is sure to fire up your creative energies. Never tried painting at night? We show you how it's done with a step-by-step-oil demo and a tale of night painting in the wilds of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Primer on Night Painting - Nocturnes is a 7 x 7" PDF download with 40 pages of text and images. It includes a gallery of paintings by masters of the nocturne, information to inspire and encourage you in your plein air nocturne painting, an illustrated step-by-step demo and tips for working in pastel and oil. Also available in a softcover edition. Check out the tools and other products that we use in our own art and travels in The Artist's Road Store. We only offer things for sale that we enthusiastically believe in.