THE ART OF COLOR: Color and Transparency

CONTRIBUTED BY S.W.M. Depiction with oil paint is a magical process, and color is perhaps the most significant part of that magic. By studying digital photographs of paintings–sites such as Closer to Van Eyck or Google’s Cultural Institute–we can see how an artist creates an illusion, down to the very… read more

TOUCHSTONES: Works of Art – Sean Scully

Artists–particularly painters–have a visceral connection to color that informs their work, their observations, and even their world view.  I often look to paintings for ideas about color palettes and always find something intriguing, even transformative, that enables me to rethink combinations and contrasts.  We react emotionally to color in painting,… read more