Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Making of a Masterpiece

Lately, I have been turning my attention to music production.  One of the best things to do, when learning how to do anything, is to watch and learn from the masters.  I was delighted to find a documentary, made in … Continue reading

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Is Struggle Necessary?

In popular culture, the role of the artist is often dramatized and the underlying theme of many of these dramatizations is the struggle the artist must endure, before finally finding success.  Often, the struggle only results in success after they … Continue reading

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What Colour Is Snow?

As children, we grow up believing that snow is white.  Of course it’s white.  Everybody knows that.  However, when we learn to paint, our childhood knowledge can actually deceive us.  If we set off to paint snow armed with only … Continue reading

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How Not to Paint Like Monet

I’ve said it before – I like art instruction books.  However, it is important to understand the author’s intention and the limitations of these books, before you take things as gospel.  The book I would like to discuss today is … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Bauhaus

Bauhaus design and the aesthetic it embodies are problematic for me.  I both love and hate Bauhaus at the same time. On the one hand, I like the idea of the built environment, the furnishings and the art within being … Continue reading

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