Don’t Paint a Wall Like you are Painting a Wall

What could be more boring than a flat surface, painted completely, well, flat?  When I was in graduate school, the best advice I ever got, was just what the title of this post said. In addition to lines and shapes, the transisitions of color and value in a large, flat space can move your eye through the painting. Simple instruction, but it has shaped the way i think about the paintings surface ever since.

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