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  • Color Theory Inspired by Birds
    #495 Welcome back everyone, thanks for joining in today! I appreciate all of the support! Today we are going to be taking a very close look at birds for color theory, and comparing them to famous photos and paintings. Doing this will allow us to learn and be inspired by Mother Nature. Connecting the dots […]

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How to Pose a Model with an Arabesque [Fine Art Fashion]

#481 Wanting to learn how to pose the model to create unity and movement? Then check out this article where we cover how to pose the model with an arabesque! An arabesque is a curvilinear element that adheres to the Law of Continuity. It’s prominently found in nature (see Day 18), and was used by the...

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Gustave Jean Jacquet – ANALYZED PAINTING

355/365 Well, today we have our first look at Gustave Jean Jacquet. He’s got some amazing portrait paintings, and this one is just as nice. He proves that he’s a master of rendering fabric, portraying anatomy, and composition. Let’s get started and see how he designs this masterpiece....

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Paul de Vos – ANALYZED PAINTING

352/365 Today we’ve got a first look at Paul de Vos. Who? Well, it’s another great master that isn’t very well known. You might be thinking that this painting resembles Rubens or Frans Snyder…well you’re right. In fact, Paul de Vos was in close proximity to both of these masters. Let’s take a closer look...

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Karl Blossfeldt and His Artistic Representation of Nature [Inspiring!]

350/365 Today we are going to take a look at some work by Karl Blossfeldt, whose work was original for his time, and served as a tool to educate the world. I remember seeing the image above in a slide from The Barnstone Studios. It’s an excellent example that shows an arabesque (see Day 18)
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Thomas Eakins – ANALYZED PAINTING

348/365 Welcome back everyone, thanks for all of the continued support! Today we have our first look at Thomas Eakins and his painting “Between Rounds.” He’s a local to the East Coast and was born in Philadelphia, where he lived most of his life. Let’s see how this American artist designed this masterpiece....

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Solomon Joseph Solomon – ANALYZED PAINTING

345/365 Welcome back everyone, today we have an intimate look at this dramatic painting “Samson” by Solomon Joseph Solomon. With a name like that you know it’s gotta be good, right? Just look at the twisting and turning energy! Let’s take a closer look and see how he managed to design this masterpiece....

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Jan Brueghel the Elder – ANALYZED PAINTING

341/365 Today we have a first analyzed painting of Jan Brueghel the Elder. This one is called “Air” and is part of a series. Jan is the son of master painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and Father of Jan Brueghel the Younger. I’m not sure why they adopted an extra “H” in their name, but I...

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Toulouse Lautrec – ANALYZED PAINTING #2

338/365 It’s been a while, but Toulouse Lautrec is back! He tries to outsmart his peers in this cleverly designed painting. Let’s dig into this design and see which techniques he inspires us to use in our own art....

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Rembrandt – ANALYZED PAINTING

334/365 We’ve got a first look at one of Rembrandt’s masterpieces today. “The storm on the Sea of Galilee” was his only seascape…and guess what? It’s been missing ever since it was stolen in 1990. In fact, there was a movie called “Trance” based on this famous painting. Let’s take a closer look and see...

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Rubens – ANALYZED PAINTING #7

331/365 Peter Paul Rubens is back with this amazing painting called “The Feast of Venus“(close up). Today we’ll dig deep into his masterpiece and see how he used design techniques to organize and clearly communicate this highly complex painting....

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