Closer to Van Eyck The panels of the Ghent Altarpiece are coated with layers of varnish. Varnish serves as a protective coating for paint layers and has important optical functions, since it saturates a painting's colors and creates a more even surface. However, most varnishes gradually degrade over time, getting brittle and opaque, and becoming a darkened and yellowed layer that can dramatically impact the perception of a painting's colors and tonal values. Flowers in the Window Bracelet by Ramona Brummett Add a little serenity to your day with this splendid bracelet kit. The bracelet has a stunning combination of seed beads, SuperDuos and Swarovski that create a harmonious balance.
Colors of the Social World (Wide Web) [Infographic + Video] by COLOURlovers When a social network like Twitter allows a user to select a theme to represent themselves in the digital world, that user is choosing to identify their digital persona with colors... And we wanted to look at who chooses what colors... If the world is made up of people and those people have a color preference... what then is the color of Texas?
How to Choose Colours Procedurally (Algorithms) Changing the colours of art can be a great way to increase the amount of content in your game, and add variety and richness. It is relatively easy to implement. What is not always as easy is to get a set of colours that looks nice. This article gives some ideas for choosing colour palettes that look nice. A few things about colour Crazy Illustrations By Chow Hon Lam Chow Hon Lam is a t-shirt designer and a humorous illustrator from Malaysia. He has been completed this crazy project called Flying Mouse 365, which is create 1 design per day. I hope his illustrations can bring some smile and entertainment to the world. About the author
Friendship Bracelets: Easy DIY Macrame Tutorial Today, I’m going to show you a fun and easy macrame bracelet that is a twist on the traditional friendship bracelet. This two-tone woven bracelet can be made from any kind of twine or embroidery floss and is easily removable by adding a button (or bead) closure. This fun little piece is proof that the very best crafts can be simple! Hemp Twine or Bamboo Cord (I found the 20lb weight is perfect)Buttons (You can also substitute a bead)ScissorsCraft Glue (optional) First, cut two lengths of twine about 7 feet long. This will be a little longer than you need, but it’s better to have a little too much than not quite enough!
The Color Strata – Color Names, Common And Less So, Compared I’m an incorrigible data hound. So, once the tempting aroma of XKCD’s color name survey results tickled my nose, I had no choice – but to run to the dining room, stand up on my hind legs, and yank that statistical top sirloin off the table. Om nom nom yum yum yum! For those unfamiliar, XKCD is the popular webcomic, and on its sister blog, author Randall Munroe announced his survey as follows:
On Vision and Colors On Vision and Colors (German: Über das Sehn und die Farben) is a treatise by Arthur Schopenhauer that was published in May 1816 when the author was 28 years old. Schopenhauer had extensively discussed with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe about the poet's Theory of Colours of 1810, in the months around the turn of the years 1813 and 1814, and basically shared Goethe's views. The initial basis for Schopenhauer's color theory comes from Goethe's chapter on physiological colors, which discusses three principal pairs of contrasting colors: red/green, orange/blue, and yellow/violet. This is in contrast to the customary emphasis on Newton's seven colors of the Newtonian spectrum. In accordance with Aristotle, Schopenhauer considered that colors arise by the mixture of shadowy, cloudy darkness with light.
Corel Painter 12 Windows You will be downloading a 30-day, fully functional trial version of Painter X3. This trial is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. If you are uncertain of whether your system is 32-bit or 64-bit, consult the documentation that was included with your computer or contact the hardware manufacturer. If you are still uncertain, we recommend that you try the 64-bit installation first. Thank you for trying Corel software. How To Make Grapevine Cluster Earrings Handmade jewelry is one of my favorite gifts to give; jewelry is pretty simple to make if you have the right tools, plus you can customize the colors and style to fit the recipient’s taste so it’s always the perfect gift! These DIY grapevine cluster earrings are a great starter project for anyone who is new to jewelry making. You only need to know one beading technique, how to make a bead charm, and you’ll learn it in this tutorial! Save This tutorial will show you how to make a pair of earrings in under 20 minutes!
Web Help: Color Palette Generator I use photoshop’s eyedropper tool to pull color profiles from images, but I know that not everyone has photoshop…and even if you do, you might just fall in love with this Color Palette Generator (found via Nicole Tattersall) because it will do all the work for you. Simply insert the direct image link and presto-change-o before your eyes will appear a lovely little color palette for you to use it whatever inspiring way you’d like. Have fun!
Fine art Fine art, from the 17th century on, has meant art forms developed primarily for aesthetics, distinguishing them from applied arts that also have to serve some practical function. Historically, the 5 main fine arts were painting, sculpture, architecture, music and poetry, with performing arts including theater and dance. Today, the fine arts commonly include additional forms, such as film, photography, conceptual art, and printmaking. However, in some institutes of learning or in museums, fine art and frequently the term fine arts (pl.) as well, are associated exclusively with visual art forms. The word "fine" does not so much denote the quality of the artwork in question, but the purity of the discipline.