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September 30, 2017

A Glimpse Inside Plein Air Landscape Artist Jonathan Pitts’ World

Some of the most revered artists in the history of the world were plein air landscape painters. A few examples include Mary Cassat, Vincent van Gogh, Joaquin Sorolla, Camille Pisasarro, and Claude Monet. Plein air landscape artist Jonathan Pitts is well on his way to greatness. In an exclusive interview, Jonathan gave us a glimpse into his world. Read on to discover it.

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March 29, 2017

Let the Flowers Do the Talking

Read on to discover what types of flowers may be most meaningful to your loved ones (or yourself) on a special occasion or just an ordinary day.

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January 12, 2017

Exploring Personal Color Analysis (PCA): The True Winter Season

Are you a “Winter”? Would you like to find out what Winter-type people look like and what clothing and makeup colors suit them best? If so, read on!

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November 18, 2015

Evolution of Artists Colors

Up until the past few centuries, the colors that artists used were limited to those made from earth and mineral pigments. Pigments were made from bugs, plants, animals and animal waste, mollusks and the ink from squids, and many other natural sources. Some colors were made from materials that were so rare that they were extremely expensive and therefore used only sparingly. Examples include Ultramarine Blue, which was made from lapis lazuli, and Tyrian Purple, which was made from the mucus of a snail.

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October 21, 2015

Do Colors Solve the “Monster Mash” Mystery

Segmation is on a mission to find out if “Monster Mash” was a Halloween hit or a Frankenstein inspired tune. This month, Segmation is on a mission to find out if “Monster Mash” was a Halloween hit or a Frankenstein inspired tune. Do Colors Solve the Monster Mash Mystery?

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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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May 12, 2015

Can Certain Colors Attract the Opposite Sex?

The impact that color has upon sexual attraction is a subject of interest for scientists and laypeople alike. However, while color’s bearing upon attraction is a topic worthy of study, it doesn’t take a scientist to figure out that wearing certain colors can increase one’s sexual attractiveness.

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April 3, 2015

Easter Egg Decorating Project Can Teach Kids About Color

Coloring Easter eggs is a fun, easy Springtime tradition. It is also an excellent activity for teaching kids about primary and secondary colors and color mixing.

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November 24, 2014

Properly Defining Color: Webster’s Dictionary and the Science of Color

Color is one of the hardest things to properly define. How does Webster’s Dictionary do it? Science is an amazing field but when it comes to describing the beauty of color, it seems simplicity is all we need. Today, Webster’s defines the color blue as ‘the color of the sky.” Read about how this definition came to be.

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November 21, 2014

Fun Facts About Familiar Colors

All of us are familiar with the primary colors, but this post reveals some little-known facts that may surprise you. Did you know that red capes don’t make bulls angry? Bulls are colorblind. Red lining is meant to conceal any bloodstains. With yellow the eye rejoices, heart expands, spirit is cheered and we immediately feel warmed. – Johann von Goethe

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November 18, 2014

The Gift of Color Vision

There is a rare condition that’s not fatal, but many artists would kill to have it. It is called tetrachomacy. As an impressionist #painter, this physical ‘disorder’ is a rare gift that produces extraordinary works of art. This woman believes she can help science professionals understand and someday cure.

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November 14, 2014

Color of the Year, 2015

Have you noticed that certain colors are trendy? What will the ‘It’ color be for 2015? In 2015, homeowners are expected to favor vibrant, expressive hues that represent their hopes and dreams. Growth of global connections may impact our decor decisions, encouraging us to adopt colors of natural surroundings.

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November 12, 2014

Can Changing Your Diet Alter Eye, Skin Color?

Some people are claiming that over time, their eye and skin color change. How can this be? A running joke says snacking on too many carrot sticks will turn your skin orange. Is there merit behind this myth? Isabel Marant, the French fashion designer, says that she drinks carrot juice to give her skin a healthy tan glow.

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October 29, 2014

The Evolution of Crayola Crayon Colors

Today, there are over 120 Crayola crayon colors. A far cry from the 8 colors Binney & Smith first presented in 1903. Color seems to be one of life’s constants. Crayola might agree; their colorful crayons don’t change, they multiply. Crayola might have 330 shades by 2050. Therefore, it is safe to say “…Crayola’s gonna need a bigger box.

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September 19, 2014

The Colors of Fall: 5 Shades for a Stylish Season

Most of the time, traditional colors of fall include burnt oranges, rusty browns and deep reds. Designers have opted for a diverse, playful palette.

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