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Don't go two inches without changing the colour or the tone. (Judi Betts)

Gradations, large and small, are the bricks that catch and lock wandering eyes to your wall. (Joseph P. Blodgett)

-Lochiel's Warning, 1801
'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, / And robes the mountain in its azure hue. (Thomas Campbell)

The eye and soul are caressed in the contemplation of form and colour. The subtle changes of colour over a surface – transitions that are like music – are intangible in their reaction upon us. There is an immediate sensuous appeal! (John F. Carlson)

Great paintings have gradations, large and small... They serve to lift the subject off the two-dimensionality of the canvas. Gradations are an essential abstract convention. (Robert Genn)

Shading is blending the shadow into nothingness. (Andrew Hamilton)

...the rendering of the gradations of light and air through which we see form. (John La Farge)

In large studio paintings... composition, or arrangement, may be better studied, and nearer perfection, washes may be more suavely graded... (Walter J. Phillips)

A beautiful feature in the colour wood-cut, and one unique in printing, is colour gradation... Two brushes are sometimes used, one charged with more potent colour than the other. Line blocks are nearly always printed with some variation of tone, and often in colour too. (Walter J. Phillips)

To get the effect of distance in a flat field or an area of water, the answer is gradation... either from the front to the back, or side to side. It can often solve the problem of what to do with your foreground. (Ron Ranson)

Using a gradation gives the painting depth and interest. (Richard Robinson)

I try to resolve in a way that supports the way our eye sees. I look at you, I focus. Everything else is there but suggestive to the main event when it's gradual. It gradates from that main area of concern. (Joseph Todorovitch)


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