Category: Art Basics

Art Terminology

Art Terms

December 6, 2018

Have you ever listened to artists or art enthusiasts talk about art? If so, you may have noticed that they have their own language. One might say something like… “The large scale of this abstract piece makes it dramatic, along with its bold brushstrokes, angular lines, geometric shapes, and contrast in values. And yet, weaved…

How to mix color and choose color schemes.

Color Theory

March 17, 2018

Now and then I teach art classes, and I talk to my students about color. It’s one of my favorite topics, because in any composition you can arrange shapes and create dark and light areas, but understanding color makes it easier to achieve the results desired and gives the artist a greater way of expressing…