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Masterful Color by Arlene Steinberg

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HANGING ONTO YOUR ILLUSIONS Colored pencil on Stonehenge paper . 14″ × 18″ (36cm × 46cm) Collection of Andrew Terhune and Janice McMillen

 

CHAPTER 8

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

AN EXCELLENT PIECE OF ART SHOULD APPEAR EFFORTLESS. THINK OF A TOP ICE SKATER performing complex jumps and spins. The skater practiced each step diligently and repetitively for years to reach a level of skill that makes those complex moves look easy. All the skater’s work culminates in one moment, when she performs before her audience. We are captivated by the grace and beauty of the skating, not by the years of effort that went into it.

It’s the same way with art. Viewers ...

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