Key Dis­cov­er­ies in Prac­tice:

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Sho­ton Fes­ti­val in Ti­bet

not over de­fined. This gives an ab­stract qual­ity to the brush­work, and at the same time leaves a lit­tle up to the imag­i­na­tion of the viewer. The paint­ing then en­ters into the viewer’s imag­i­na­tion, which makes it much more in­ter­est­ing to look at. Some­times less is more! This con­cept of sug­ges­tion is cov­ered in de­tail in Work­shop L of the Vir­tual Art Academy® Ap­pren­tice Pro­gram. This is a larger stu­dio paint­ing cre­ated from imag­i­na­tion and var­i­ous pieces of pho­to­graphic ref­er­ence. It is of a Ti­betan Bud­dhist gath­er­ing in Ti­bet, China. A key dis­cov­ery at work here is the con­trast of de­tail. The ar­eas cir­cled in green are rel­a­tively well de­fined and de­tailed. On the other hand, the ar­eas in the or­ange rec­tan­gles are much less de­fined. This gives the eye some­where to rest. If the paint­ing were equally de­tailed every­where, it would get very tir­ing to look at. An­other key dis­cov­ery is that of sug­ges­tion. If you look at the fig­ures in the back­ground, you can rec­og­nize the marks as fig­ures but they are

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