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Morris Graves, Northwest Mystic Painter

Despite a prodigious creative output spanning six decades and being universally celebrated as one of the most important American painters of 20th century modern art, Morris Graves, who died in 2001, not only remains an enigma but is relatively unknown, especially to younger generations. In part, this is attributable to the fact that Graves himself retreated from the public stage; he eschewed fame. He believed that his artistic contribution had significance only as part of a larger vessel of creative visionary expression.

Techniques Artists Use to Make Paintings Compelling to the Viewer

Every painting starts with a drawing and to make a drawing look more realistic many expert art teachers recommend focusing on negative space. Paying attention to negative space and how it impacts the figure is very important in realism.

Brilliant Realism in Acrylic Paintings

Acrylics are like no other paint. When used by a master artist, they can produce an image that is the same as the real one. Looking at a painting of a Realist, a person often has to wonder – Is this a photograph or a painting?

Colour Mixing Tips for Oil and Acrylic Painters

Colour mixing is one of the most difficult aspects of learning how to paint using acrylic or oils. It is very easy to create muddy or lifeless colours which deaden a painting. The following colour mixing tips will help you create very interesting colour mixes both bold and subtle.

Acrylic Paint Art

Acrylic paint is made from pigment mixed together with an acrylic polymer to form a relatively thick paint emulsion. Acrylic paint is a plastic paint. It is a new entrant to the art scene when compared to other art paints.

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