Make a difference! If depth illusion is your goal in painting, endeavor to exaggerate differences between things or areas that juxtapose or overlap. Perspective and proportion aside, color differences facilitate the brain's ability to interpret what the eyes see. For example, using warmer, brighter greens for closer trees can pull them visually forward while cooler, duller greens for background trees can reinforce the illusion of distant position. Monitoring warm to cool, bright to dull, color shifts from front to back in your image will enhance the illusion of depth.
Caroline's books and DVDs contain many references, demos, and exercises pertaining to the importance of color temperature and intensity in art.
Caroline's NEW DVD Dramatic Depth
in Painting Traditional Oils
Color Gesso Grounds
Three different paintings. Three different media. Three different color grounds. Master color strategies and productive painting methods.
Caroline's NEW BRUSH
The Scarlet Jasper
Designed by her for Holbein Short/widehog bristle
(not yet available)
loves the feel of
Caroline's bold new brush.
Oct 27-30, 2011 Pasadena, CA Learning Product Expo: Art Pasadena Convention Center
Nov 10-13, 2011 Raleigh, NC Art of the Carolinas North Raleigh Hilton
June 2011 • Powercolor Painting • 5 day workshop • CHEAP JOE'S ART STUFF • Boone, NC www.cheapjoes.com
"This is an ideal workshop facility in every way. The friendly people are a bonus!" Caroline
Kaaren McNulty: "Your workshop was the BEST I have ever taken. To teach art, it is not enough to be a good artist. Having taken a couple of workshops from artists whom I admired as artists and thought I would learn from, I know from whence I speak. Being a good (or great) teacher is the real key. And you, my dear, are a great teacher. Your education background made a huge difference in the quality of the workshop:
1. You are obviously at ease in the process of and enjoyment of teaching.
2. It is apparent that you have spent a lot of time and effort in the visual aids you utilized. Know that it made a difference.
3. You were there every morning early and every morning you were prepared. That, too, makes a difference.
4. During class you spent more time with each of us individually than I have ever experienced in a workshop. And that was quality time, too.
5. You were there for us who came early and/or stayed late. No hesitancy on your part to help, even when you were "off the clock"
6. As Jack, in our workshop stated, "the first 20 pages of your book was an epiphany" after many years of trying to understand color theory. I agree. It all came together for me too. Thank you Caroline. You have inspired me."
Jane Veith"I very much enjoyed your workshop. You are an exceptional teacher! This was the best workshop I have ever attended. I enjoyed meeting my fellow artists and feel that everyone else felt the same. You have a wonderful way of making everyone feel like we have created something special."
Jack Hamrick threatening Caroline with a tiny brush.
July 2011 • Vermont Art EventWorkshops and materials discounts • Burlington, VT "Always an outstanding event. What a pleasure to be an instructor when the students are both serious and fun!"- Caroline
Sandra Karakoosh:"It was wonderful and I truly enjoyed your one-stroke approach. I was totally surprised how fast I painted."
Gerri Bloomberg: "I really enjoyed the classes I had the fortune to take with you."