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Seamus
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Beauty in the Ordinary

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  • Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: Benefits of Learning to Draw

    Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: Benefits of Learning to Draw

    From my favorite book on how to draw: “Learning to draw… is certainly not about Art with a capital A… The true subject is perception… the larger underlying purpose… how to see in new ways… discover how to transfer perceptual skills to thinking and problem solving…perceptual skills, learned through drawing, can be used for thinking […]

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  • Your Brain on Art: Benefits of Art in Our Lives

    Your Brain on Art: Benefits of Art in Our Lives

    Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross have written an excellent book titled Your Brain on Art that explores the benefits of the arts. This is a short quotation from the book and we’ll be exploring more of how art can be of benefit to our well-being in upcoming posts. Creating artwork is one way to become […]

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  • Painting a Landscape: Final Details

    Painting a Landscape: Final Details

    After applying the paints through a midway point, it’s time to add the final details, such as increasing value contrast, points of interest and highlights. Creating artwork is one way to become more aware of our visual perception and open our experience to see the beauty in the ordinary. ‘Better Day’ music by Oleksandr Stepanov […]

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