The boathouse – colour palette

William Glackens debt to the Impressionists can be seen in the intense colours, the energetic brushwork and textured surface.   I call this the boathouse.

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William Morris – beauty of practicality

William Morris Born March 24, 1834 Known for Wallpaper and textile design, fantasy fiction / medievalism, socialism Notable work Textile and typographic desgn "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or beautiful." That was the rallying call of the nineteenth-century designer, William Morris, a British designer and social reformer.  … Continue reading William Morris – beauty of practicality

AS 2700 Colour Sample

Australian Independent Colour Standard

AS 2700-2011 - Colour Standards for General Purposes. There are 206 reference colours and the chart or guide is used to assist with the specification and matching of colours used in the industrial architectural and decorative areas, with particular emphasis on paints and related materials.

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The difference between font and typeface

Often for new web designers, there is a confusion between the distinction between typefaces and fonts. The first thing that should be clarified is that the term typeface and font are not interchangeable. Even though most people use them interchangeably and I often find myself mixing the two up. Before digital typography, a typeface referred … Continue reading The difference between font and typeface

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The Wonderful Colour Green

If we consider the cosmic spectrum, the average colour is green it is what the human eye would see if the observer could view all the light sources in the universe together.

Screwing Up Flat Bids: 5 Strategies To Prevent & Fix Low Flat Bids

Day 21: 25 Insights in 25 Days New Year Marathon Underestimating A Flat Bid Happens To Everyone! Over the years here on Mixing Light, we’ve talked a lot about various financial issues when it comes to running your own color […] The post Screwing Up Flat Bids: 5 Strategies To Prevent & Fix Low Flat … Continue reading Screwing Up Flat Bids: 5 Strategies To Prevent & Fix Low Flat Bids

9 more blocks…………..

Yesterday afternoon I cut 12 more Snail's Trail/Monkey Wrench blocks. I sewed 9 of them last night while I watched TV and added them to the three I showed yesterday with the die that I used. The name on the die is Snail's Trail, other people call it Monkey Wrench. Source: 9 more blocks..............

The Power of Cropping

In his concept sketch, Oscar Björck (Swedish, 1860-1929) shows a fisherman hastily putting on his gear, responding to a distress call. Sketch for A Signal of Distress " Et nødskud " by Oscar Björck His wife and kids anxiously peer out through the window. Source: The Power of Cropping

Sketching on unusual paper

[by Javier de Blas in La Rioja, Spain] I just accepted Uma Kekkar FB painting challenge sketching the view from my window on the toilet paper I alwys have in my watercolor box. I like the effect, specially on backlight. Challenges remove from yourmind the monotony of everyday practices. #paintingchallenge Source: Sketching on unusual paper