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Sketchbook and New Collection Talk!


Cory Godbey

It's been a meandering road but at long last I've got my next sketchbook and a new set of prints that I'm about ready to share! You might well recognize one of the pieces from a previous series where we walked through all the drawing and color stages. And another is the cover of my next sketchbook, The Little Hills. We also first talked about this one back close to the beginning of the year. In…

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A Bit About Blending


Vanessa Lemen

June 25, 2022 - Some notes and tips inspired by observations made while teaching oil painting I've noticed a lot of times when students' paintings become muddy-looking that it not only has to do with accurate (or inaccurate) color mixing and observation, but it has a lot to do with application as well. In classes, we go over observation of color, the mixing of pigment, and application of paint to the surface. Lately, it's come up that though students may be spending quite a great deal of time and effort to get the colors correct according to what they're observing in the set-up, they're still getting muddy paintings at the end of a 3-hour alla prima session. I'd like to note that the term “muddy” is a relative term. Mixing colors in order to get browns or grays is…

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