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Bright Fluorescent Colors

Landscape PaintingA large sheet or pad of newsprint paper is fixed to a board and the artist prepares a box of five or six small pots of ready-mixed fluorescent poster paints and a variety of brushes sizes. Bright fluorescent colors produce a very pleasing paint brush effect when used in the open-air. "Fluorescent colors reflect or absorb colors in the visible spectrum, but that extra glow in fluorescent colors comes from the energy we humans don't see, called ultraviolet light." On the other hand, "Phosphorescent colors have a unique pigment and has the ability to absorb and store natural and artificial light. Once the light source is removed a bright, greenish glow is emitted. The glow steadily diminishes as the stored light energy is released."

Outdoor Presentation

In an outdoor presentation, the newsprint board and easel are set up for the maximum visibility on a busy street corner or market place. A lady passing by pauses inquisitively as the artist opens up his box of paints and takes out someone and two-inch domestic paint brushes. All is ready, and a small group has gathered so he begins. "Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen." Scrolling out a blue border, a kind of picture frame appears for his work. Taking the red brush he embellishes the corners with a crimson blob. All the time he is talking.

"Paint Brush Effect"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2019

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