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  1. My recently completed digital painting "Winged Victory"
  2. Here is my new painting "An Active Mind". I have larger detail images at www.vanoostromfineart.com
  3. My digital painting "The Light Within". Giclée prints available at www.vanoostromfineart.com
  4. Here is my latest digital painting entitled "A Tribute To Atlas". I have included enlarged detail images in my online gallery here: www.vanoostromfineart.com I hope you enjoy it!
  5. Yes, digital painting. The printed version is giclée on canvas.
  6. Here is my latest painting, Woman Wrapped In Silk.
  7. Architecture was a good field to convey new ideas battling to replace and improve upon traditional views, views held only because they were traditional. Contrast that with modern "art" replacing traditional art - Henry Moore's blobs replacing Michelangelo's sculpture. Of course improving on traditional art is a good thing, but with blobs?
  8. That would include a very large field. And I think that if we make sure that art includes everything nobody's feeling will get hurt. However, if I say that architecture, photography, decoration are not art, I do not diminish those creative endeavours in any way, I simply recognise them for what they are. BUT, what really irks me is that when every creation is regarded as art, when it is not, and to include every creation DOES diminish art as being unique.
  9. Okay, so what is the difference between visual fine art as I have presented it and the design disciplines? I use design discipline as a contrast because it is similar to Non-representational "art" and decoration. Decoration including abstract patterns only deal with attributes, omitting the entities they relate to; colour, texture, shape. The best cognitive level these attributes can reach are sensations. When these attributes are used in a design discipline combined with form (including light) such as architecture or jewelry design it then becomes perceptual - perceptual relationships between entities. What makes fine art unique is that it is conceptual.
  10. If you learn about the physics of sound and observe certain components that make up music and then draw particular conclusions from it, that's fine. But when you apply those same conclusions to the visuals arts, that is just rationalism - it has absolutely no basis in reality. Especially when it negates everything we already know about the visual arts - that is, it must represent actual objects for it to convey any possible meaning. When I mention clarity it is in relation to the style of an artwork. The term purity is only use in a specific painting technique which is optional.
  11. Firstly, there is an important clarification I must make. When I referred to burnt sienna as an example, I used it in the way an artist uses it to paint ie subtractive colours NOT additive colours. When subtractive colours are mixed they become darker, or "muddier" when paint is applied to a surface or in the printing process. That is why they add black to the printing process, because cyan, magenta, yellow together become too brown. Additive colours become brighter when light is mixed together ie monitors, projectors. RGB colours are additive - but can be translated to paint colours for when you want to paint your house. "periwinkle surprise" is created by adding white plus what ever colour(s). This makes it quite pastel, which is perfectly fine for a commercial paint. Now, when they manufacture artists paints they make a large range of colours for a reason - so you don't need to mix the paints too much to reach the colour you need. Burnt sienna is a vibrant colour because of the natural oxides it is extracted from - and would be impossible to replicate by mixing colours even if technically it is made up of primary colours. The glazing example I gave is a very good way to create multiple shades of say burnt sienna or ultramarine depending on the number of layers, plus a combination of glazed colours multiplies the colour options available. Now glazing is just my preferred technique - and yes glazing is the only method where you could limit your palette to magenta, cyan, yellow as you not quite accurately suggested (you suggested red, green, blue which can not work for painting since they are additive). You could create burnt sienna out of magenta, cyan, yellow using the glazing technique - but using the colours from the manufacturer is much simpler. If you want to apply paint in an opaque method, that's fine - but what is the most crucial issue here is that if the chosen subject is so important to the artist, the only way to do it justice is to adopt a style of clarity.
  12. The method is not the same but the end result is ie to clearly portray and "communicate" a theme by the artist. This does not justify "abstract art" which portrays nothing.
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