Painting – is among the fine arts, which creates meaningful effects, depicting different intrinsic human values, by the use of clustered imagination of lines and color. Painting is placed on a flat surfaced by the use of pigments. Painting expresses the artist’s perceptions and feelings on a particular selected subject. Usually, the artist’s selection of a subject comes from the understanding and interpretation of his feelings and emotions. Some artist may love country scenes, like landscape, the chores in the countryside, faces, figures and form; others like to do these in their natural form and still others in their distorted forms. What emerges is a beautiful expression of the artist’s inner feeling – sadness, happiness, fear, anger, anxiety, stillness or peaceful, turbulence or chaos. It reveals through his brush or pen what he thinks and feels, giving the subject its meaning for the art lover to enjoy and draw meaning as well.
ELEMENTS OF PAINTING
1. Distance – there are 3 distances to looking for in a painting. The part of the painting closest to the viewer is called the foreground. The middleground is the part between the foreground and the part which is farthest away is called the background
2. Color – to convey feelings and moods within their painting. They can create a cheerful mood by placing bright colors next to each other.
Kinds of Color
Red – action, confidence, courage, vitality
Pink – love, beauty
Brown – earth, order, convention
Orange – vitality with endurance
Gold – wealth, prosperity, wisdom
Yellow – wisdom, joy, happiness, intellectual energy
Green – life, nature, fertility, well being
Blue – youth, spirituality, truth, peace
Turquoise - symbol of youth
Aqua - high ideals
Purple – royalty, magic, mystery
Violet – color of purpose. Associated with the Crown chakra Indigo – intuition, meditation, deep contemplation
White – purity, cleanliness
Black – death, earth, stability
Gray – sorrow, security,...
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