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What is art?

I read these and took the photos at Sculptureum yesterday. We could probably argue all day long about what art is—and I’m sure countless people have—but I found these thought-provoking and agreed with much of the sentiment. Click on each one and zoom in to read them a little easier.

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What to do when you’re scared of colour

Image by Steve Johnson on Unsplash

I’m not scared of colour, but I am definitely early in the learning phase and trying to get more comfortable and confident with it. So, these seem like great suggestions to help with that. (Although the article is focused on drawing, I’m sure painters will find it helpful.)

Aside from actually working with paint, which I intend to do more of because that’s ultimately what I want to do, I’ve ordered some nice coloured pencils to introduce more colour to my drawing. I’m sure that will help with my colour skills when I come to paint.

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New Plymouth street art

Some phenomenal street art around town. I really like how it adds character to a city. Click on the images to see them without the gallery cropping.

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The two things you need to “see” a painting

Something that struck me when I went to a gallery a little while back was that you need two things when you look at a painting: patience and imagination.