There are some neat tricks you can use to predict how your paint is going to react when you use it. Will it have covering power? Will it be transparent?Continue Reading
Should I varnish my paint? … What’s the point in doing so?
Many of my students have asked about paint varnishes. I will explain the reasons for using a varnish, some good practices to base your work on and than you can decide for yourself if Continue Reading
I truly believe anyone can learn to draw. Here’s why…Continue Reading
I often see similarities between the field of visual arts and music. I’m not referring to how a painting makes you feel, as this is a too elusive a discussion in which peoples’ own personal opinion shall ultimately be the ruling decider. I would like to compare art and music through a Continue Reading
This is a great, but simple way to catch mistakes in your own artwork. All you need is one tool!Continue Reading
You may very well be approaching your artwork in an incorrect way. In today’s post I discuss some essential things to look for when drawing or painting.Continue Reading
If you had to break down all of the painting approaches out there you could group these techniques into two categories: Direct painting and Indirect painting. The two separate approaches are found throughout all the different painting mediaContinue Reading
The colors you see depend on a variety visual parameters, including:
- the eye’s state of adaptation
- the brightness of the stimuli
- the visual context
Below is a computer rendition of artist Josef Albers demonstration that color appearance does indeed depend on the context in which colors are seen. Look at the “x” in each square…
Do they look different?
Understanding color appearance is necessary in many venture where there is human-computer interaction. As such it is essential to consider color appearance when designing algorithms to solve color problems (e.g. color constancy or color correction). Conversely, purely computational theories are valuable in assessing and directing research into color appearance. For example, algorithms developed for compressing the size of color images provide an intriguing (and perfectly plausible) explanation for various psychophysical experiments.