By Wulf Gerstenmaier By Robert Ramkissoon The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago (ASTT) will be hosting a “Light in Nature and Culture” special group art exhibition by its membership entitled, in commemoration of the United Nations declaring 2015 as the International Year of Light. The exhibition is expected to feature works by a number of […]
Video Of Artwork And Opening Night – Intersomnia Exhibition View Event Details Last two days to catch a glimpse of Intersomnia in its entirety before the works go out to their new owners!
DRAWING TIPS – by Karen de Verteuil Be sure to look at the subject, not at the paper, while drawing. Practice drawing using something with unfamiliar shapes – A Congo pepper or a slice of tomato – being careful to copy exactly what you see and NOT what your verbal side tricks you into ‘seeing’. […]
Using the complementary colour instead of black to darken a colour makes for a more interesting painting as our eyes are naturally tuned to complementaries – so the use of complementary colours throughout a painting intensifies contrast. For example, ultramarine blue and cadmium orange mixed together can produce a colour quite close to black – […]
If you stare at the blinking pink dots, you will see only one color, pink. If you look at the the + in the center, you’ll see a circle of pink dots and a rotating green dot. Now, stare at the + without moving your eyes. The pink dots will disappear and you will see […]
Different drying rates occur in oil paints because each individual pigment reacts diffently when mixed with the oil. Typically, oil paint is pigment mixed with linseed oil which actually oxidizes rather than evaporates. Examples of fast drying oil paints ( approximately 2 days) are as follows: Cobalt blue, Prussian blue, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, […]
It is important to prep a canvas primarily for two reasons: To tone down the harsh white canvas to a neutral colour which allows the artist to better ascertain the effect of the light and dark areas of the subject matter. The neutral colour, preferably a mix of yellow ochre and payne’s grey, thinned […]
When sketching portraits of any kind (people or pets), viewing the image through a mirror from time to time will expose errors. Sketching upside down is always a good way to get over an area of difficulty. Turn the image and the support upside down. In fact, many artists do this as a warm up […]