Monthly Archives: May 2015

A Blanket of Texture For Historic Design

Seascapes have a long history and rely on a few  fundamental compositions with lots of variations. Among these inherited models one of the basics is the seascape with an extended triangular landmass on the horizon with  counterpoint clouds coming  from … Continue reading

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TOMORROW 1pm EDT – David Dunlop’s Studio Workshop 2 – Design and Color

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Texture and Design, Weak vs Strong

Cezanne looked for planes of reflectance. His challenge was to unite biological vision with art history. Art history gave him a library of subjects and designs, models for  composing pictures. The process of vision provoked more questions and proved to … Continue reading

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Action Figures

When a culture wants pictographic information or symbolic images then stability and clarity matter most. As soon as artists  (classic Greek artists were first) wished to describe the action and reaction between characters  then,  instability becomes a goal.  Eventually instability … Continue reading

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David Dunlop’s Studio Workshop 2 – Design and Color

David Dunlop’s live streaming Studio Workshop 2 – Design and Color is now scheduled for May 23rd at 1pm EDT.  We will post more information about it later this week, and we hope to see you then! Thank you for all of your comments about … Continue reading

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