Outside The Lines

Fun readings about Color, Art and Segmation!

Tag - Paint by Number

July 31, 2013

Thomas Moran – American Landscape Painter

The interesting life of Thomas Moran started with humble beginnings and ended in the Whitehouse. Moran was no politician though; he was an artist who raised the bar for American painters and illustrators. More so, Thomas Moran was responsible for making America what is it today. www.segmation.com

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July 26, 2013

Color the Universe… Beige?

Skies are blue. Clouds are white. The Universe is cosmic latte.

Nature’s color schemes are widely acknowledged and rather predictable. Now there is a color for the Universe as well. www.segmation.com

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July 24, 2013

Prison Pink

What do you associate with the color pink? Love? Romance? Valentine’s Day hearts and flowers? Cotton candy or a baby blanket?

Truth be told, pink represents many pleasant aspects of life.

What if this color was used to encourage happy emotions and combat negative ones? www.segmation.com

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July 16, 2013

Do Men and Women See Colors Differently?

Have you ever wondered if men and women have visual differences? After all, we don’t always see eye to eye.

Now you can put curiosity to rest; one study shows people of opposing genders disagree on hues. This means men and women experience different color perspectives.

Nevertheless, with new information comes new questions like, why? What causes this inconsistency? www.segmation.com

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July 12, 2013

Sunflowers are Summer’s Glory

Sunflowers are Summer’s GloryAre you enjoying the act of gardening this summer? Do you like to water plants, till soil, and watch flowers sway with a warm breeze? What does your garden have growing in it this time of year?

Sunflowers are a main attraction in many yards. Helianthus (as they are scientifically known) seem to catch everyone’s attention. They are popular because of their unique appeal. The flower is commonly associated with happiness because of its unusual height and brilliant color.

The tallest growing flower, with potential of reaching between 8 and 13 feet, is a summer favorite in North America and throughout the world.

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July 11, 2013

Summer Sand Castle Challenge

Are you looking to spend a lot of time outdoors this summer? Do you want to combine fun, physical activity with creative art projects? Have you thought about visiting a beach?

Building sand castles is the epitome of summer fun. If you think sand castles are child’s play, think again. Some adults make the most of this summer hobby by taking time to create sandy sculptures of fine art. With advice from a pro, you too can use sand as an art medium. www.segmation.com

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July 3, 2013

Beach Towels: Where Art and Function Meet

If you like to express your artistic style, having a one-of-a-kind towel is one way to make a splash. This type of beachwear comes in numerous designs, colors, sizes, and fabrics. Therefore, finding a towel that is both artistic and functional is a breeze. www.segmation.com

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July 1, 2013

Jose Agustín Arrieta – Making The Ordinary Extraordinary

Common household settings and cooking materials were significant to Mexican painter, Jose Agustín Arrieta. This genre painter became famous after his death for portraying what he saw and experienced in nineteenth century Puebla, the town where he grew up and lived most his life. www.segmation.com

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June 26, 2013

Color the Fourth of July with Red, White, and Blue Crafts

America’s founding fathers faced the tough task of establishing a country and creating a symbol to represent its beliefs. Since start, the American flag has been positioned to embody the...

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June 21, 2013

Turrell does it right with Light Creates Space, Color, Perception and Art

We teach the color wheel, but we really should speak about the light frequencies of each eye, and then the context of vision in which they reach the eye, because that’s how we perceive. www.segmation.com

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June 14, 2013

The Most Colorful Cities In The World

Does color impact how the body feels and mind perceives? According to numerous studies, this may very well be true. A variety of color experiments identify that a person’s physical experience can be altered by the presence of color, making it a sort of energy.

Do you believe that color has an energizing affect? If yes, how do color choices affect our moods? And can they shape a community at large? www.segmation.com

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June 6, 2013

How Well Do You Know The Color Wheel?

The color wheel is a tool used to identify relationships between colors. Also known as a color circle, the most popular organization of this artistic device includes primary, secondary, and...

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May 30, 2013

Light Creates Space, Color, and Perception

The unique art of James Turrell infuses space with light. The artist makes entire rooms, museums, and even craters his canvases by transforming large areas into viewing experiences that manipulate how observers perceive their environments when natural and artificial lights alternate. www.segmation.com

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May 24, 2013

Who Creates Color Trends?

The color wheel remains constant while color trends come and go. Each season brings new popular shades that brighten clothing choices and dominate home décor options.

It may surprise you to know that the latest color trends don’t happen by accident; professional color experts are responsible for choosing the hottest (and coolest) shades for every season.

Often referred to as “color forecasters,” these individuals combine knowledge of design, sociology, and luck to predict the season’s freshest trends.

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May 22, 2013

Do you have a more than one favorite Mythological Creatures?

Mythological Creatures with art created by Marta Guijarro, a Spanish Illustrator contains characters named Chimera, Kelpie, Roc, Unicorn, Wyrm, and Zaratan awaiting your painting at Segmation.

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