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The Impressionist's Lesson

“Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” -Claude Monet
What if I told you photography and resealable tubes changed art forever?
Well during the art history period known as the impressionist movement, something as complex yet as simple as technological advancements in photography and resealable paint tubes changed art drastically. Artists were set free from the bounds of their studios to go find inspiration and set up camp wherever they dared. In addition, these advancements scaffolded new avenues for scientific studies. Color and light began to get better defined on a scientific level, especially in terms of perception, and that translated over into rich color palettes and brushstrokes emphasizing movement in the artistic realm.
I know that is a simplified version of all of the efforts and experiments that happened on both sides of the equation, but sometimes it is that simple.
Are you stuck in a rut?
Then, it is time to rekindle inspiration through your passion. Look, feel, and hear the world around you. Smell and taste the opportunity for creativity. Don't be afraid to experiment and try something new.
Inspiration is out there, and if you can learn anything from the impressionist movement, let it be this—sometimes you need to go find it rather than it finding you.
Hand-painted LIVE in Adobe Photoshop CC using the Wacom Intuos Pro and the Wacom Art Pen.
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