Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Light and Dark

Some yin, some yang, and you have Da Vinci's technique of painting shadow and light. Well, not exactly, but that was the aim. The method involved smoothly blending shadows and lights in a manner that resembled the motion of smoke. Some even claimed that Da Vinci used his fingers to achieve this effect. And this is how he did it to create one of the biggest 'mysteries' of the art world, Mona Lisa's smile.

Read more about it here.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

When it's 40 degrees outside...

You need something to stay in and cool down.

Try it with some rum, campari and orange.