Tonal Painting

Tonal Painting

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About the Black & White Pastel Demonstration

Black and white paintings are a good way to master tones and tonal relationships. Trying to master color and tone simultaneously is very difficult, which is why art students traditionally painted in black and white for a year or two before being introduced to the world of color.  This approach made sense because tone and color are processed in different parts of the brain.  In fact, tone and color are as different to the mind as taste and smell.  This explains why experienced artists sense the mind switching back and forth between tone and color as they paint.       More to come... 

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