Thursday, January 9, 2014

Artist Insight of the Week with Robert Moore


"Paintings must be arranged in a well-designed way with clear and true information. Be selective in what you paint and own the responsibility of being clear with the information. All of the massed values of the ground plane, upright plane, slanted plane, and sky plane are best when clearly defined and separate. As you’re beginning, it’s especially important to keep a separation of the masses within beautifully designed dynamic shapes."

"Start simply. The less control you have, the more you need to simplify. If you’re not in control of three values, then don't think you're going to be in control of 30. Some of the masters can paint midday and have a thousand different shapes and dozens of values on their painting and make it work, but that's because they were in control all the way. When we first start, we have to simplify and work with just a few masses.
Don’t go any further than you can control. If all you can control is two values, then design with dark and light masses. Museums are loaded with simple, two-value paintings. Just because there are fewer elements doesn't mean it's not beautiful."

Robert Moore received a BS degree with teaching certificate from East Oregon State College and a BFA in illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. His work captures light and color effects, while conveying the mood and energy of a scene. His vivid colors and high-key values fill his paintings with joyful spirituality.

 Study with Robert Moore at Scottsdale Artists’ School January 13-17, 2014
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