Evaluating Local Color With an Objective Eye

Funny I should be talking about eyes and accurate seeing having just spent the last day dealing with an eye emergency. On a regular basis, I appreciate the miracle of sight; but, oh how much dearer the miracle of the visual world becomes when facing the possibility of it being compromised! All is fine, so accurately painting color and doing so with lovely expressive brushwork can still be a lifelong challenge!

In my latest video, Monet’s painting The Magpie, and Zurburan’s Still Life with Lemons, Oranges, and Roses (shown here) are used to compare the local color we associate with an object and the actual colors these masters used to paint these objects realistically. Watch the video here.

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