Author Archives: Holly Davis


Painting Knife Techniques

If you’ve ever spread frosting on a cake, you have an idea of the textural possibilities when using a painting knife to create an oil painting. Deborah-Quinn Munson explains how you can achieve a variety of effects, from the sweeping strokes to refined details.

The Value of an MFA

Do the costs of an MFA degree outweigh the advantages? Deborah Bright, Chair of the Fine Arts Department at Pratt Institute says they do in an interview with John A. Parks.

Digital photography terms: RGB and CMYK

Whether on a computer screen or in print, images are rendered in only a few colors. Computer monitors use three colors (RGB); printers use four colors (CMYK). When choosing one color system over the other, there are certain things to keep in mind.