Tag Archives: Representational Art

Perceptual Distortion

I don’t often work with oils, mainly because of the messiness involved in having canvases lying around that take ages to dry, but occasionally I get the chance to paint a portrait where I have the sitter available for several … Continue reading

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Overcoming Blind Spots

We all fall into patterns and assumptions that are hard to break, but which prevent us from seeing things how they really are.  We develop blind spots.  We are all susceptible to this and often overcoming these blind spots requires … 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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On Being The Best

What does it even mean?  When I see art competitions or song competitions, I truly wonder what it is we are measuring here as “best”.  Is it popularity?  Is it conformance to a required style?  Is it alignment to popular … Continue reading

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