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How Do You Achieve Harmony in Art?

A Visual Oasis of Balanced Color, Shape and FormThink of the elements of art as your raw materials, and the principles of art are how you mold and shape them. It is where the style of an artist manipulates the substances he or she choose to use. Rhythm, harmony in art, balance, contrast, movement, proportion, and variety — all principles of art that can be used solo or in concert with one another.
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Domestic Space: Still Life Paintings by Jan Munro

Playfully distorting everyday objects, Munro creates scenes full of visual appeal.By John A. ParksEnglish artist Jan Munro re-creates the quiet pleasures of pleasing domestic interiors in her deftly simplified pastel still life paintings. Seemingly chance arrangements of flowers, ceramics, fruit, fabrics and furnishings summon a home life where food and drink, floral arrangements, and treasured objects combine to create an inviting and sensually satisfying atmosphere.
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How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Painting from Photographs

I’ve spent way too much time in murky classrooms looking at slides, slides, and more slides. I’m convinced that the entire academic field of art history would grind to a halt without projectors, carousels and, you guessed it, slides. But what is weird about looking at so many images is I find myself thinking I know exactly what a sculpture or a painting really looks like because I’ve seen a photograph of it.
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A Forgotten Impressionist

What You Don’t Know about ImpressionismHundreds of artists frequented Giverny during the time that Monet maintained his studio and residence there during the height of Impressionism. Some were good friends with the famous Impressionist. Some were hoping to meet him and perhaps learn from and paint with him.
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Fabriano in Aquarello: A Pleasure to Experience

Seven years ago, Fabriano in Aquarello was established to unite the world of watercolour by creating a place and a forum to display and discuss an international selection of watercolours.This 2016 global watercolour event was chaired by Anna Massinissa. The Canadian representative, Alfonso Tejada, contacted me with an invitation to participate in the 2016 watercolour exhibition in Fabriano, Italy.
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