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    'Tis Blue

    All those color questions that I've been asking...the answer is Blue
    https://www.yahoo.com/makers/data-pr...302624915.html

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    Re: 'Tis Blue

    Interesting belief, coincidence that my favorite color is blue, but then again I am a water sign.

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    Re: 'Tis Blue

    Blue and green are easy in the eyes, restful colours. Thanks for the link.

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    Re: 'Tis Blue

    Something ah learned today. The managing editor of Yahoo makers can't read graphs. While the second, larger graph shows a definite trend in the increase of blue in painting ( up 'til 2000), the first graph (up 'til 2010) shows a large upsurge in all the other colours, from about 2000 'til 2010, at the expense of blue.

    One salient point which the author omitted was that blue was always a very expensive colour to produce (for a couple of thousand years) and so obviously only used by the likes of court painters or painters with rich patrons...

    Stats eh? Tell ye everything...and nothing. Ah suit blue but prefer green.

    PS, the Greeks described the sky (not the sun) as "bronze".

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    Truth be told Robert...my education regarding the "Arts" is completely nonexistent.
    Hence my continual groping.

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    Re: 'Tis Blue

    Quote Originally Posted by chauncey View Post
    Truth be told Robert...my education regarding the "Arts" is completely nonexistent.
    Hence my continual groping.
    Hi William,

    Ah can recommend a few books for ye then.

    "The Paintings of L.S.Lowry - Oils and Watercolours".

    "Impressionism" Pierre Courthion - english edition. Simply exquisiite.

    "Turner's Picturesque views in England and Wales" Eric Shanes

    "The Art of Japanese Prints" Richard Illing.


    All these books can inspire yer photography and get ye tae stop thinking about pixels/resolution/raw/cooked and get ye thinking about what's beautiful and striking about the image in the viewfinder - not what's on the PP screen at home.


    Lowry for street photography without a camera.

    "Impressionism" for composition and colour.

    Turner for all ye'll ever need in landscape.

    Japanese Prints because they're simply beautiful tae look at. Two of my top 10 books are on Japanese prints.

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