Art Matters — Art Bites

A negative perspective can be a good thing ;-)

Barb Toland Art Bites

A negative perspective can be a good thing ;-)

Looking & seeing are two very different things. And when it comes to art there's a concept we're going to talk about today that will help you see things differently & actually more completely. A way of seeing that will improve your ability to look at life thru a more creative & artistic lens...

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Everything you always wanted to know about encaustic, but were afraid to ask ;-)

Barb Toland Art Bites

Everything you always wanted to know about encaustic, but were afraid to ask ;-)

So here's the thing, to many of you the art medium of encaustic is totally unfamiliar territory -- or at best you have a vague understanding of what it is. And for those who do know what it is, well you may see it as unusual, or maybe even a bit exotic or quirky...

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This color is a hidden gem

Barb Toland Art Bites

This color is a hidden gem

Is it spelled 'gray'? Or is it 'grey'? It actually all depends on what part of the world you live in. Here in the U.S. we primarily use the former. I tend to lean towards the unusual & exotic, so I'm sticking with the latter...

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Color makes art pop & sizzle

Barb Toland Art Bites

Color makes art pop & sizzle

Today I thought I'd talk a little more about the science behind color. It's personally one of my favorite topics, and the more we understand its properties, the more we can make better color choices in everyday life, and in our creative pursuits...

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Wandering around in the world of art & trying to find your "type"...

Barb Toland Art Bites

Wandering around in the world of art & trying to find your "type"...

Today we're going to talk about the 3 major types of art ... figurative, abstract & non-objective. It's one of those art concepts that should be straightforward, but isn't really as cut & dry as it seems....

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