Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

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August 27, 2015

New Perspective on Color

How are colors changed by distance? What about linear perspective art? How about a New Perspective on Color? Most hues begin to look more blue as they get further away. Even reds, oranges, and yellows lose vibrancy and become lighter and hazier due to the volume of air between the viewer and the object. A brightly colored object will seem just as bright in contrast to nearby items, even if it is far away – but it will look a whole lot less bright in comparison to something closer to the viewer. www.segmation.com

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August 26, 2015

Does Art Imitate Reality or Does Reality Imitate Art?

Does art imitate reality or does reality imitate art? In this case, as food became more affordable and more abundant over the centuries, people started eating larger portions. Artists reflected this trend in their paintings. Does Art Imitate Reality or Does Reality Imitate Art?

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August 25, 2015

Changing your Painting Environment?

When you paint or draw outside, remember that passersby may pause to look at what you’re creating – especially if you are set up with an easel.  This can be awkward for some artists who prefer to work in the privacy of an indoor studio. Changing your painting environment can help refresh your mind and reinvigorate your creativity. Working outdoors allows you to breathe fresh air, hear the chirping of birds and feel the wind on your face. When you paint outside, you remove the safety net of being inside an enclosed space, which helps expand your awareness. However, if you are open to friendly conversation with those who stop to comment on your work, you may wind up with a new collector or a new fan! www.segmation.com hopes you enjoy our articles!

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August 22, 2015

What is the Role of Art Galleries in Promoting Art

The art gallery is also a place to meet friends and family and display what the artist has been working towards all these months. Talking to peers is what gets ideas flowing and is a surefire way to ignite the creativity needed to make art in the first place. What is the Role of Art Galleries in Promoting Art?

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August 21, 2015

Benefits of Making Your Own Paints

Benefits of Making Your Own Paints! It’s easy to forget that there was once a time when all artists either had to make their own paints or purchase these supplies from a local artisan. The vast majority of artists today buy their paints and art materials off the shelf. Most artists don’t even think twice about how these materials are made or what is actually in them. This has changed our relationships to our art materials. By making your own paints, you can reinvigorate your connection to the materials that you use to create art.

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August 20, 2015

Marketing Art in the Digital World

How can artists use the Internet to market and promote their artwork?

A few examples of Internet marketing include: having your own website; writing your own blog; posting on related blogs; participating in social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, WordPress; joining online art galleries and artist forms that are devoted specifically to the needs of artists… and the list goes on.

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August 18, 2015

Artful Ways to Make Summer Magical and Memorable

Summer is an enchanting, beloved season. Try out a few of our tips for making summer magical and memorable for your family.

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August 16, 2015

The Gender/Color Divide

Interestingly, men don’t have the potential for this color-detecting superpower. That’s because the extra gene is found on the X chromosome, and men have only one of those. Since women have two X chromosomes, there’s a rare possibility (2-3%) that they’ll have two types of red cones on each one.

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August 10, 2015

What Is Magical Realism?

Magical realism has an uncanny way of touching the deepest parts of a person’s heart. The profound emotional response this genre of artwork provokes is precisely what is responsible for its popularity. Perhaps the most beautiful thing about magic realism is its sense of mystery.

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August 9, 2015

How to Live an Artist’s Dream: a Tale of Two Brothers

Has it been by sheer luck that the Scales brothers have achieved crazy success before the age of 30? They think not. In a too-brief interview, Segmation had the chance to pick the brains of the Scales boys.

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August 7, 2015

Artist Empowers Humanity by Reinventing Classic Portraits

Kehinde Wiley believes art—particularly portraiture—is power. He told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, “What is portraiture? It’s choice. It’s the ability to position your body in the world for the world to celebrate you on your own terms.”

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June 9, 2015

Should You Become a Professional Artist?

Have you ever dreamed about becoming a professional artist who makes a living creating art full-time? If so, you are not alone; thousands of artists all over the world desire the exact same thing. If you really want to be a professional artist, you can be. It starts with a decision.

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June 2, 2015

Famous Historical Artists Who Loved Spring

Your favorite season says a lot about you. For example, those who favor fall are often contented creatures who become excited by the simple pleasures of life. Summer lends itself...

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May 26, 2015

Cinderella’s Hand Painted Wedding Gown is a Work of Art

While all the costumes in Disney’s Cinderella were spectacular, none were more so than Ella’s hand painted wedding gown.

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May 20, 2015

Why Degas Loved Painting Dancers

It may have been Degas’ love for modern realism and classical beauty that initially drew him to ballet as a major source of artistic inspiration. However, his affinity for and engrossment with ballet itself was what anchored his interest in the subject for the rest of his career.

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