He was ambidextrous & worked with brushes in either hand. The freshness of his work proved his restraint.
Images such as this, is invaluable to learn how an animal moves. In 1878, Eadweard Muybridge, an emerging photographer, was able to capture the motion of a running horse.
Your thoughts are focused, but the activity is not all-consuming mentally. It is not a heavy cognitively challenge. For me, it’s relaxing…There are no rules. You can do a color chart however you want.
The morning light would be fleeting so I took a bunch of photos to capture that instant. NOTE: that’s not “cheating”. You can take photos. Use all the technology you want. 🙂
The little five-year-olds were fearlessly bouncing pogo-stick-like on top of these horses. It was riveting.
So, when someone asks you, “Dew you know how to paint a dew drop?” Now you can say, “yes”!
For me, the archetypical example of the intersection of art and science (and math) is the sequence of numbers commonly called the “Fibonacci numbers.” By definition it is the sum of the previous two numbers in a series. So, it gets started with 0 and 1, and then picks up speed. Next is 1, then […]
What are you trying to communicate? Where should the viewer to focus? What makes the image pop?
John Singer Sargent sawed his brush off, too. I presume it was for the reason I cited: sometimes you need to saw off a brush to fit in your pocket.
Techniques include drawing with fingers or charcoal, applying pigment with ‘brushes’ made of hair or moss, and blowing the pigment on a stencil …with, for instance, a hollow bone.