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Color Theory Part 4: Mixing Paint


Ron Lemen

If your training was anything like my early years before finding good mentors, you probably jumped into a painting class, and just started without much in the way of tool guidance.  There was likely no lab class where the materials were explained, no reasoning behind the canvas, linen, or panel you brought in, the paint brush types, the hair types, the ground, sizing, or anything that has to do with pregame preparation. For some odd…

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THE PIANO for The Criterion Collection


Greg Ruth

January 21, 2022 - I know I keep saying this was a dream job/ bucket-list project, and it truly was. I just have a really HUGE long bucket list of dream projects. But among them THE PIANO stands mighty and tall. I had just seen ANGEL AT MY TABLE about a week before this landed in theaters way back in the early 1990's, and the leap between them was engulfing and mighty. The unconventional nature of it, the blossoming sexuality and victorian struggle against suppression... the constant environment of chaos and colonial domination of it... it was just a feast for all the parts. Jane Campion is among my all time favorite directors and this is one of her most personal and prized films, so to be able to do it for Criterion with the venerable Eric Skillman running…

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