Is color the same everywhere for everyone? What does color “mean”? How have artists attempted to control color? These questions are just a few of those posed by a rich and varied exhibition at the Victoria Myrhen Gallery at the University of Denver’s School of Art & Art History, opening next week, January 14th. Contemporary … More Learning to See Color
Bridge, mixed media on canvas, ©2015 Julia Rymer (Or, what makes a color feminine or masculine?) My former mentor and art professor once gave me an exercise to push through a painting block I was experiencing. He said, “Make two paintings that are the most ugly paintings you have ever seen. Use every color you … More What is Color Identity?
While working on a recent commission, I was given a challenge: don’t use the color blue. Or purple. OR PINK. Let me tell you, it was not easy! My first 15 paintings were absolute failures. On the first go around, I created paintings with purple in them, and on the second, the red paint I … More New Endeavors