This is a question I’ve seen from other members on the forum. Generally speaking, there are two kinds, those made with pigment – generally a white pigment like white chalk, or more frequently pigment made from a natural pigment like pigmentwood, to produce white pigment paintings. The other type is made of a dye. Some of these make use of dye pigments, others don’t. Dye pigments come in two primary varieties – the red and the white color. It seems to be the case that the more red you dye your subjects, the less likely you are to be able to make an interesting picture. Dye colors have also come out of different chemical forms, depending on the dye and the material. Red will be white as a result of its red component. Other red colors will be yellow due to it’s cyan or bismuth component; or it’s carbon-based, or it’s oxygen-free. I’m wondering if you use a variety of different dyes to get the best effect within each type of paint?
My question is what makes a good, classic, one-color painting? My own approach is to try to find what I’m interested in and work my way through it. I’ll generally try and make a painting for myself, with no real plan at all, and then see how it comes out. I haven’t painted in five years and it’s fun to see how things come out.
I’m going to answer this one from a different angle. I’m interested in exploring the relationship between the artist and the scene; as opposed to being purely artistic. A good example of this is the subject of this thread from a couple years back. We have two very different subject matters, both of them painted by one artist. But how would we understand them using a common brush and technique? Would they just work together?
Yes, I have tried that a few times myself. I try to keep an open mind when working by asking what works for me. Then I might adjust my ideas (but only if needed). But I think I’ll have to say something else about the ‘common brush’ approach, I think it’s not always the best for all the other reasons. And that goes for everyone. If the subject matter is relatively straightforward, it’s easy to draw up an acceptable style for it using a ‘common’ brush. That isn’t always the case in the case of more complex subjects, for example.
Do you usually have a rule to try to make a
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