There’s no such thing as computer generated art

[Originally published April 27, 2014] It’s an entirely misleading term, computer-generated art. Digital art, or even just art would be more accurate in most cases. Computer generated art conjures an image of someone sitting back with their arms folded watching while a computer auto-generates a painting. This couldn’t be further from the truth

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Chromatic Black Friday

Chromatic Black Friday

Impressionist painters avoided using straight black in the shadow and dark areas of their paintings because straight-from-the-tube black is a rather lifeless color. They chose instead to use chromatic blacks (a.k.a. mixed black), which usually don’t contain any black pigment. They are mixed either on the palette or in advance

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En plein air

En plein air

En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air” and is generally used to refer to the act of painting outdoors, It is also called peinture sur le motif (“painting on the ground”) in French. Typically, the painting is done on site, often in one session and depicts

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