The Mind's Eye - Perspectives from The Artist's Road
The Mind's Eye
The amazing human brain has the ability to take in ambiguous visual information (look at random cloud shapes, for example) and to interpret that information into very specific, recognizable objects (horses, or faces, perhaps). The simple lines in an emoji are easily interpreted as happy or frowning human faces. The human imagination seems to have control over the very facts of our visual perception. This has been used as a psychological evaluation tool for decades in the form of the Rorschach test—an interesting way to compare people’s perceptions after looking at random ink blots.
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Filled with inspirational examples by the masters of nightime painting, this little book is sure to fire up your creative energies. Never tried painting at night? We show you how it's done with a step-by-step-oil demo and a tale of night painting in the wilds of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Primer on Night Painting - Nocturnes is a 7 x 7" PDF download with 40 pages of text and images. It includes a gallery of paintings by masters of the nocturne, information to inspire and encourage you in your plein air nocturne painting, an illustrated step-by-step demo and tips for working in pastel and oil. Also available in a softcover edition. Check out the tools and other products that we use in our own art and travels in The Artist's Road Store. We only offer things for sale that we enthusiastically believe in.