Painting Mastery I: Color

Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.

Wassily Kandinsky

11.1 Introduction

Welcome to the painting mastery part of your journey. In the painting fundamentals section you covered the basics of tuning in to, observing, and depicting a subject. In the painting mastery section you will look deeper at how to apply and use color as a tool for expression in your paintings and how to develop your own unique voice as an artist, creatively improvising in the moment and being yourself in your art.

We begin gaining painting mastery with an understanding and mastery of color. ...

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