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Plumb Line (art) | NetworkSkip to contentThis step-by-step demonstration of drawing proportions shows how using a plumb line can help keep lines at the right angles.Plumb lines in artIn art, plumb lines are undeviating vertical lines used as a reference when determining alignment. They are often used in drawing the human figure.
It is well known that the rise of Impressionism was due in part to the new developments in paint chemistry which created brighter, more stable colors previously unavailable for oil painting.View of Arles with Irises by Vincent van Gogh, oil painting.One of the artists who embraced and experimented with the new color technology was Vincent van Gogh.
How Creative Acts Empower Your Life and ArtCarrie Schmitt is an artist, author and instructor who started painting as a therapeutic practice following a life-threatening diagnosis in 2009. Her love for art has turned into a passion for giving — and it all started with a rose.Carrie shares how giving away a rose a day and other “artful” acts saved her creative spirit when she was in a dark place.
I spoke with Calvin Goodman, the author of Art Marketing Handbook (Gee Tee Bee Publications, Los Angeles, California), just after finishing my blog post about capturing a likeness in portrait painting. They lack a sense of the subject’s emotions or the passion of the artist.”Calvin and I talked a bit more about what it really means for artists to add their personal, emotional, unique response to a landscape, still life, or portrait.
Powerful Shapes and Forms = Powerful CompositionsComposition is king! But the “how” of that ascension to the throne starts with basic steps — simple things you can do to put your painting compositions on the right path.Here are seven lessons in the basic areas you should take into account when designing your composition — whether for a drawing or painting — all having to do somewhat with the importance of shapes.