Fall at the Pond, 5 x7 oil, color study
No. 3 Color Study
Here's no. 3 in the color study series I'm working on this month.
I'm working from a book by Walter Foster called The Art of Oil Painting. There are so many wonderful artists in this book with step by step instructions and techniques to creating beautiful paintings.
I also want to share with you more on the article I found in eHow mom. com
Did you know?
Children Remember Colors Better Than Verbal Cues
A study conducted in 1999 by Vuontella, showed that children remember color cues better than verbal cues. Combining lesson material with colors can help children to memorize information. For instance, flash cards with facts can be presented with colored backgrounds. Each fact can have a different colored background. The students will associate the color with the fact, helping them to recall the information.
I've been using color code systems for a long time in my i calendar program and it works great. I block out times and select a category say painting and drawing time is purple, travel time is golden yellow, family time is red and me time is light blue. Then when I glance at the week I can see if my scheduled time is balanced between work and family time and then everything else in between.
Painting by William Schneider
Artist: William Schneider:
"After trying out careers in the music and financial industries, Bill Schneider has returned to his first love: painting. He studied at the American Academy of Art and has won awards in several national juried shows. Bill's work is represented by galleries in California, Oklahoma, Illinois, and Wisconsin and has been published in American Artist's Magazine as a finalist in the Portrait Category of their annual Art Competition,"
Bill Schneider's tip:
this quick field study that I painted on site helps me gauge the actual colors I observed in this scene. When painting fall colors, the natural tendency is to make them too intense. Try this experiment when painting outdoors: Tie a yellow or red piece of cloth to a tree, and you'll be able to see how much grayer the leaves really are in comparison."
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