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  • Thank you for a most informative essay…I will definitely try the circle with the hole in the middle. Oftentimes my head takes over from my senses, I feel sure this will help.

    October 14, 2013
    • Conchitina Miguel

      Thanks Jane. Yes, we live in our heads and work out of our heads. This is a problem.Think: sensuous human activity.

      October 27, 2013
  • Hi Jerry.The old saying, “cant see the wood for the trees”is so true.My biggest hurdle is seeing the true beauty of colours in the shadows?that you have to exaggerate? any tips.Love your work.Regards Larry NZ

    October 14, 2013
    • Conchitina Miguel

      Larry, Not sure this is a tip, but I would say don’t try so hard to see color; just relax and look for color. Then try and mix that exact color and keep looking. If you
      don’t see any more color, don’t worry about it. Over time you will gradually see more and more. Remember these colors – the variety of color in a shadow for example,
      is very subtle – somewhat akin to seeing the subtle colors in a diamond. You can exaggerate the color if you wish but it isn’t necessary. Good art is in the
      subtlety. The trick, if there is one, is simply to be open to color (or line, or tonality) and do not see the object before you. Don’t worry, you’ll get it little by
      little. It’s like everything else. It takes time but from the get go you can enjoy your vision.

      October 17, 2013
    • Jerry Fresia

      I try not to exaggerate but to relate. On the other hand Van Gogh and Matisse say they “exaggerated;” either way – I think learning to see and get a thrill from seeing is the key! JF

      August 13, 2014

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