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  • Figures: Looking, Pingyao

    Figures: Looking, Pingyao There was a parade going on in this ancient city of Pingyao in central China. Of course I was fascinated to see this local event in a country that was entirely new to me. The streets were packed with locals and visitors, who all seemed to be as equally attentive as I… Read More »Figures: Looking, Pingyao The post Figures: Looking, Pingyao first appeared on SEAMUS BERKELEY.

  • Figures: Wondering, Pingyao

    Figures: Wondering, Pingyao Have you ever had a moment when everything seemed to stop and time was frozen? When everything around you seemed to become quiet, even if the room was filled with people? This painting was inspired by a moment I experienced that was just like this. I was in a restaurant in Pingyao,… Read More »Figures: Wondering, Pingyao The post Figures: Wondering, Pingyao first appeared on SEAMUS BERKELEY.

  • Figures: Josef

    Figures: Josef How do you perceive this person? Does he look lifelike, poised as if listening? His hands aren’t detailed, but does this make you think of him as any less of a person? Whereas if Josef’s eyes weren’t finished, he could look a lot less… alive. Why is it that as humans, we don’t… Read More »Figures: Josef The post Figures: Josef first appeared on SEAMUS BERKELEY.

  • Figures: Light in the Dark

    Figures: Light in the Dark There seems to be something sacred, something universally recognized in opposing forces balancing each other. Sacred and profane. Movement and stillness. Light and dark. At the release of this painting, we are poised at the start of a new year. We’ve journeyed into the depths of winter, yet since the… Read More »Figures: Light in the Dark The post Figures: Light in the Dark first appeared on SEAMUS BERKELEY.

  • Reds and Greens: Elk Creek Red Barn

    Reds and Greens: Elk Creek Red Barn Another painting made using a painting knife! This one is a landscape with a red barn in a green field. Part of the fun—and challenge—of using a painting knife is how to create edges. Most paintings have a variety of edges, such as a hard, soft and and… Read More »Reds and Greens: Elk Creek Red Barn The post Reds and Greens: Elk Creek Red Barn first appeared on SEAMUS BERKELEY.

  • Reds and Greens: Yang and Yin

    Reds and Greens: Yang and Yin What comes to mind when you read Yin and Yang? For us, it is balance, reciprocity, harmony, and serenity. In the language and spirit of Artful Awareness, we chose to name this painting “Yang and Yin” to invite a pause, a moment of intentional curiosity at turning such a… Read More »Reds and Greens: Yang and Yin The post Reds and Greens: Yang and Yin first appeared on SEAMUS BERKELEY.

  • Reds and Greens: The Green Bottle

    When layered, red and green paint form a black color. This particular still life arrangement investigates this notion: what happens to these two colors when a green bottle is placed in front of a red background? It looks pretty dark, for sure! The post Reds and Greens: The Green Bottle first appeared on SEAMUS BERKELEY.

  • Reds and Greens: Three Green Pears

    Story Behind This Artwork This painting is another example of experimenting with the colors, red and green, in the composition. In addition to having fun with the juxtaposition of red and green, there is also the play of placing pears in an unusual arrangement in the mid-ground and background, as well as placement of objects… Read More »Reds and Greens: Three Green Pears The post Reds and Greens: Three Green Pears first appeared on SEAMUS BERKELEY.

  • Reds and Greens: Hot Red Peppers

    The primary colors red, yellow and blue form a triangle on a circular color wheel. Our eyes perceive colors as more vibrant when any two colors that are directly opposite from one another on the circle are placed adjacent to each other. For example, when a shape of red is placed next to a shape… Read More »Reds and Greens: Hot Red Peppers The post Reds and Greens: Hot Red Peppers first appeared on SEAMUS BERKELEY.

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