Author: MT McClanahan

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Strategies: The In’s And Out’s Of Painting

Charles LeClair…talks about the “strategies” that contemporary painters employ to create their work. Here the artist chooses how he will proceed based on the color strategies he decides to use. Maybe the path will become naturally straighter as I go, I don’t know; I guess I could decide to make it so at any time. But painting for me is a searching out and I’m not sure there has to be any goal other than expression for the moment […]

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Properties Of Colored Pigment: Value, Temperature, Intensity And Hue

There are four properties of colored pigment that the artist manipulates in order to produce a painting: value, temperature, intensity and hue. And each property is seen in relation to surrounding areas of color; this relationship is called simultaneous contrast. From a practical standpoint the artist should be cognizant of the relational property of color. Two ways to facilitate more accurate color mixing are […]

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Becoming: The Inevitable Changing Self

We change constantly—physically—and so we are different at every moment in our lives. Our brains are, literally, changed from moment to moment. Who or what we were as children is different from who we are in adulthood. We all recognize that we think differently now than we did at some point in the past and, so, change of some sort has taken place […]