Contrast

Dan Scott, Minnippi, Green, Contrast, 2021, 700W

7 Tips for High-Contrast Paintings

By Dan Scott / January 14, 2022 / 53 Comments

I have been fond of painting high-contrast scenes lately. Below is one I’m currently working on, Minnippi, Green, Contrast. High-contrast paintings are stunning when they work, but garish when they don’t. It’s a careful balance between pushing the contrast without overdoing it and whilst making sure the painting works as a whole. In light of … Read more

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Ivan Shishkin, Forest Distance, 1884

Contrast in Art – What It Is and How to Use It

By Dan Scott / October 6, 2018 / 24 Comments

Contrast is everything in art. Without it, you may as well leave the canvas blank. It is one of the principles of art which refers to the striking difference between two elements. For example, there is a strong contrast when you place a vivid red next to a dull green, or a rough texture next … Read more

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