"We are all one substance involved in the same terrible struggle, turning matter into spirit."
Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis

Monday, December 05, 2005

Color-Massing Technique

COLOR-MASSING TECHNIQUE © (a brief explanation)...
Color-mass painting is the exact opposite of drawing. Just because artists use brushes, doesn't mean that they're painting. However, when scrubbing with a brush, from the center moving out, an edge can be created by juxtaposing one color spot next to another.

Acrylic technique (detail) A©
(detail © 2000 C.Berk)

Placing a light against a dark, a cool against a warm, vague next to defined, a contour will emerge.

Acrylic technique (detail) B© flickralbum_cover
(detail © 2001 C.Berk)

Without filling in between lines, colors truly interact and the paint develops a visual life of its own...breathing undulating until each color functions to the individual artist's temperament.

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