GULLEY JIMSON

I saw two films while I was an art student, and they had a lasting effect on my preconception and understanding of the potential of an artis

FRAMING YOUR ART PIECE

An artist has a difficult choice to make after finishing creating a painting, drawing, print, or similar work of flat wall art. The choice is… Does he or she frame the finished work, or not? Obviously the finished artwork would look better in a nice frame. It would be ‘ready to hang’. The artist might even be able to get frames made for a competitive price because they are potential regular customers of a framer. The artist can choose a frame that compliments the artwork. The artist has a lot of experience and track record in choosing a frame whereas a new collector might not have so much. All in all it looks like a no-brainer. Artists should provide frames with their artwork. BUT… The artis

COLOUR THEORY. RGB or CMYK

As an artist I think about colour using an established colour model. The primary colours are Blue Red Yellow, [BRY]. With these three colours I can, in theory, mix any other colour. The secondary colours if you mix two primaries are Purple, Orange, and Green. Simple and well proven! The problem. My problem is that many years ago, when I started looking around inside my first computer, I was puzzled. There seemed to be two conflicting sorts of colour language in Adobe PhotoShop software. There was ‘CMYK’ and ‘RGB’. CMYK stands for Cyan Magenta Yellow and Black, which didn’t make any sense at all. Firstly, Black should be B and not K. Secondly, why use Cyan and Magenta instead of Blue and Red?

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