Core Topics


Framing Resources and information about matting and framing belong in this area. General Drawing This section is for "all things drawing." General Painting This section is for "all things painting." Materials Please post any issues or advice about art materials in this section. Composition This section is for information regarding Composition and Design. Color This is the place for discussing and sharing resources about color.
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About the Core Topics category 1 February 5, 2017
Surface smoothness 23 January 4, 2018
The Science of Color Explained by Art via Invaluable 1 April 14, 2019
Does Size Matter? (Should I Compose Big or Small Artworks) 5 March 23, 2019
From Palette to Canvas - Color in "Context" 2 February 11, 2017
How Important is Precise Colour Selection? 7 March 16, 2019
20 Artists, from Photo to Final (David Palumbo via Muddy Colors) 1 March 18, 2019
ColorWell Munsell Explorer and Paint Finder 5 February 17, 2019
Learn How Color Theory Can Push Your Creativity to the Next Level (via My Modern Met) 1 March 5, 2019
Making Choices with Second Star to the Right 2 February 18, 2017
Why Learn to Draw When You Can Trace? by David Jamieson of Vitruvian Studios 1 February 18, 2019
Chiaroscuro vs. the 'Contour Method' 7 February 7, 2019
Easel and Palette Lights 25 March 9, 2017
Getting to the Point (The Pencil Point that Is...) 21 December 31, 2018
Still life Compositional tweaks 7 February 4, 2019
The "Secret" to Rembrandt's Impasto Unveiled 1 January 30, 2019
To oil out or not? 11 April 26, 2017
Perception and the Ever-Elusive Ellipse 1 January 11, 2019
Lint and Dust 6 November 16, 2017
Pantone 2019 Color of the Year - Living Coral 1 January 2, 2019
Frightfully pointy pencils 4 December 28, 2018
SNAG-ging a Representation 7 December 8, 2018
Material Myths, FAQs, and Common Misconceptions from MITRA PART II 1 December 17, 2018
Material Myths, FAQs, and Common Misconceptions from MITRA PART I 1 December 17, 2018
Oil Color Palettes throughout History 1 November 18, 2018
The Color of Art Pigment Database 1 October 28, 2018
DRAWING:VIDEO:Addressing a Paper Burnish with Sandpaper 1 October 12, 2018
Paint Seams and the Aggregate Problem 1 October 12, 2018
Regarding Leading Lines 1 October 6, 2018
Drying times, Lights, and An issue with Retouch Varnish 1 September 12, 2018