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Quotes

Stop fretting about style

Instead of fretting about style, rather focus on the core techniques of good painting. Style tends to take care of itself in the process.

Malcolm Dewey, Loosen Up Your Painting Podcast

I’ve only listened to a couple of episodes of this podcast, but it seems like it’s going to be pretty helpful.

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Painting

Break temperature, not value

This approach makes sense, especially when you look at the example paintings. But I think it’s going to take me a while to make the shift in my head.

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Films

The Painter And The Thief

Warning: Possible spoilers ahead.

I went and saw this last night. She’s a great painter, although many of her paintings are quite dark, and I did think the relationship between her and the thief was a bit dysfunctional. Having said that, I absolutely loved the scene where she revealed her first painting to him, and he was transfixed and then started sobbing. That seemed to be the start of a healing process for him. Pretty cool seeing art have that kind of impact.

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Sketching

Park slide

Park slide
Charcoal pencil on paper
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Painting

Note to self: Acrylic dries darker!

(I’d forgotten this and wondered why a blue I painted with today looked darker than when I mixed it. I want to try oils.)