08 February 2015

"A touch of red"

If you saw the movie Mr Turner you probably remember him adding a blob of red to a painting. (This is what that was about.)
Not this much, though
When you look at almost any painting by Constable, you'll see a bit of red ... put your thumb over it to "remove" it, and something vital is missing.
Hadleigh Castle (via)

The White Horse (via)
In Julia Caprara's embroidery classes I learned that a touch of red - or turquoise, her favourite - both draws your eye and sends it to other parts of the work.
By Julia Caprara (via)
What "touches" do you use to enliven your work? 

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