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I come one day to visit my friend-the artist and see: in the hallway is a huge old, but still strong wardrobe, which does not fit stylistically with the interior of the apartment.
What's this rarity?- ask.
A friend says that in this closet she kept sketches. She opens the door, and there.... Mother dear! There in neat stacks laid out hundreds or even thousands of different drawings, and under the stacks date signed: ... 1998. ... 2000. ...2005. and so on.
Choosing a canvas for painting is a very pleasant experience. Now on sale there is everything that only the soul wishes. You can choose not only canvas of any size and grain (coarse-grained, medium, smooth), composition (flax, cotton, mixed linen, synthetics) and even configurations (rectangular standard, panoramic,
One of my teachers of classical academic drawing and painting, when the work on the production came to a standstill, came up, made a characteristic click with his fingers and said: “There is something missing. We have to make a ding-ding! ".
Remember the brightest winter of your childhood, and maybe not one. There is no way you ate icicles, sledding down the hill, lost in the snow boots and licked the metal swing remember you do not need. Let us turn to what you have observed, noticed and what was surprising when changing the quality of lighting. Snow, sky and trees looked very different: during the day, on a Sunny day; in the evening, at dusk, and in the dark
My teacher of history at school, Irina Dudina, every time came up with some new, fun ways to remember the most boring information, sometimes even quite absurd, right on Harms.
One day, I happened to hear a conversation between my brother and a friend, very peculiar, between us:
- Which do you like more cats?
- I'm smoky-blue
- Well, Yes, they're beautiful. And for some reason I like simple, gray, are striped, yard.
- Yeah, they can be a little green.
- Right, yeah, that's what I like.
In general, studying art history has always been a matter of principle for me. From the earliest childhood we, together with my father, considered books on art, and especially my favorite albums were “Petrov-Vodkin's drawings” and “what color rainbow” by E. Kameneva (dictionary of artistic terms for children). Especially the latter attracted attention and strengthened the perception of great masterpieces, because for a very young age, it was ideal: colorful, unusual, interesting, demonstrated objects and objects of art and culture of different countries and peoples.
One day, in painting, during my studies, being in the first year, I painted another still life from nature with oil paints. Of course, by that time, we - the students have already studied the course of painting technology, learned the table of mixing paints and their light resistance, learned to prepare themselves “tee” (a composition of three components: varnish, thinner, oil for correct dilution of oil paints to a liquid state) and strictly, consistently dried paint layers before starting another painting session. But, mistakes happen at all. In order to save the diluent (for some reason, pinene was less than required), I added to the “tee” more varnish and even more oil. We, students, used, basically, the settled and bleached sunflower oil, instead of linen which at the end of the nineties - the beginning of two thousandth years still was difficult to get in the small provincial town in the North of Sverdlovsk region (Russia).
Often this question is asked by our "recruits" and just fans of creativity in social networks and in person. The question is certainly important and interesting, but not easy. As in any other activity, the fine arts have their own rules, laws, traditions and wishes. You don't ask, for example, a bricklayer, how to build houses or a Baker, how to bake bread, right? Because in their activity there are many nuances. The artist has no less of them.
There are those days when there is absolutely no mood for drawing. Everybody has them, and big, serious artists, too: either their head suddenly ached, then there is no mood, or some urgent matters prevent them from concentrating. At such moments, the symbols of creative being help very much: reproductions of favorite paintings, cute soulful souvenirs, visiting exhibitions, an example of a familiar master-teacher.