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Less is More

4 monthes ago   |   By Anne Winthrop Cordin

I am going to try something new with this painting. It's a beginning, a cadmium red toned canvas with the lights painted in pale pink. I posted it on Instagram and one friend, a painter, said; "It's finished!" That gave me an idea. How can I add more paint, lots of layers of paint, but retain the image that I started with- which is a Notan? Notan is a Japanese word that means "light-dark balance,"and can be achieved by value masses of light and dark within a composition. Instead of five or even three values, we reduce the values to two. Light and dark. What could be more simple?
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New Painting

New Painting

4 monthes ago   |   By Tooninator

It's time that I start creating artwork that is more illustrative. I guess it's also time that I learn to paint better. I'm going to try painting in a style similar to what I might paint digitally. Prior to this I would always attempt to paint less graphically and it would fail and frustrate me. So here we go. My first attempt at both.
9x12" acrylic on board
Also, please visit my Tumblr and Instagram accounts since I seem to be more diligent with posting on those.
Cheers!
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