Is the Hand Quicker Than the Eye?

It’s widely believed throughout the world that magicians perform many of their tricks by moving their hand so fast that the naked eye can’t see what happened. A great trick happens and people say, ‘The hand is quicker than the eye.” But is this true? Is the hand really quicker than the eye?

Let’s Start at the Beginning – Art Collecting 101

While the same rules apply for collecting pretty much anything you can think of, collecting fine art seems to be the cause of some trepidation among neophytes. The truth is that collecting in general is an enjoyable journey of discovery and learning. The myth of prior knowledge that discourages many novice collectors is a misleading notion. You should not feel that you lack the expertise needed to successfully put a collection together. That will come in time and it will grow as your collection expands.

Budget Blues – Art Collecting on a Dime

What does art collecting looks like in times of economic downturn? To be perfectly honest, it looks quite lifeless. Nobody can deny that the ability to put aside money for discretionary purchases such as artwork has really gone the way of the Dodo bird. It is, no pun intended, not a pretty picture. Nonetheless, there are things that we can all do to continue or perhaps start collecting without breaking the bank. Artists are offering highly collective artwork at unprecedented low prices. They have also seen a decrease in their sales and have repositioned themselves to accommodate those collectors with shrinking funds.

Frances Melhop – The Enchanted Lens

At the other end of the rabbit hole, among the ferns of the New Zealand countryside, there sat a little girl by the name of Frances. She really, really wanted to see the scurrying pink eyed rabbit come out of that little patch of darkness. She imagined herself engaged in a formidable argument with an ill-tempered caterpillar and she wished for just a little sip from Mock Turtle’s tureen brimming with beautiful soup. She simply needed or better yet, she demanded, something fantastically absurd to happen.

Art Paintings – 6 Tips to Painting Abstract Art Paintings

The beauty of abstract art is that it remains free within its genre. I believe there is no right or wrong way to make an abstract art painting. The values of form, line, contrast, colour, position and tone are fundamental. However it is vital that the artist feels free to experiment and explore with paint. If you approach this style of painting with the following tips, you are on your way to producing an abstract art painting which you will enjoy making as much as you enjoy its value.

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