Dr. Dekel Colour Shift illustration

Dr. Dekel Colour Shift illustration

By Gil Dekel, PhD. While we refer to colours with specific names (such as: red, green or blue) in truth colours do not seem to have specific ‘identity’. They are not ‘separate’ from each other, and do not exist in ‘isolation’. Rather they affect each other and depend...
Organising information through colours: design tips

Organising information through colours: design tips

By Dr. Gil Dekel How can colours support you in organising and designing information in your print or online projects?  Here is a summary of the chapter ‘Colour’ from Tufte’s book ‘Envisioning Information’[1], with further suggestions I came across during my work as a...
Hue, saturation and brightness (HSB)

Hue, saturation and brightness (HSB)

By Dr. Gil Dekel. Hue, saturation, and brightness are characteristics of colours. Hue is another word for colour. The hue (colour) is the dominant wavelength that we see, for example: red, blue, green. Saturation is the intensity of the colour. It is how vivid and...
PhotoHealing: harnessing the power of photography and healing

PhotoHealing: harnessing the power of photography and healing

Learning days with photographer Gil Dekel (PhD), Reiki Master/Teacher. The way we look at things influences the way we experience life. It is therefore beneficial ‎for the mind and the soul to ‘learn how to see’… ‎ Would you like to see beauty around you, while...
Learning to See: What to look for when taking photographs.

Learning to See: What to look for when taking photographs.

With Dr. Gil Dekel. Examples of photography concepts: Scale (Small, Spacious) – Space (Realistic, Conceptual, Empty, Crowded) – Layers – View point (High angle, Low angle) – Composition (Centred, Distributed) –  Depth of Field (Small,...
היופי שבזמניות

היופי שבזמניות

מלאני צ’אן (Melanie Chan) ציירת בצבעי מים, בראיון עם גיל דקל. גיל דקל: את מתמחה בציורי פרחים בצבעי מים. מה את רואה בפרחים? [1] מלאני צ’אן: אני רואה את היופי של הטבע בפרחים, ואני נדהמת משלמותם ומהסימטריה שלהם. כשאני מתחילה לצייר, הראש שלי מתחיל להירגע,...
Felice Varini Year-By-Year

Felice Varini Year-By-Year

Chronology of Felice Varini’s works. Most works are shown here from the vantage point, as well as from outside the vantage point. All works were created with resin paint on landscapes. There is no Photoshop or image manipulations here.  To learn from Felice why...
Working with Encaustic wax paintings: I See What I Believe.

Working with Encaustic wax paintings: I See What I Believe.

By Natalie Dekel. The following paintings were created using coloured-wax applied with heated iron onto glossy cards. This technique is called encaustic wax. The technique involves the application of coloured wax onto a heated iron, which causes the wax to melt. When...
How Do I Close My Eyes To See?

How Do I Close My Eyes To See?

By Natalie Dekel. There are so many things in life we need to achieve and so many thoughts we ought to think, that we do not have time to stop and observe what is happening inside us. It takes courage, I found, to look within. It takes practice to look into the dark...
The process of drawing past-lives and guided portraits

The process of drawing past-lives and guided portraits

By Natalie Dekel. Psychic portraits can help people see their past-lives, their loved ones and their Spiritual Guides. I would like to share with you the process of inspiration behind the psychic paintings that I produce. I have been painting from a very young age,...
When The Impossible Is Realized.

When The Impossible Is Realized.

Interview with Alan Steinfeld, author and founder of NewRealities.com. Gil Dekel: You are writing about the artist’s role in creating new realities. Do you think there is a unique or specific way that artists see or experience reality? Alan Steinfeld: The artist...
The Image of Ourselves.

The Image of Ourselves.

Performance artist Roi Vaara interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: Would it be correct to say that you are a ‘performance artist’? [1] Roi Vaara: I am known for my performances, so yes, it is correct to say I am performance artist. But when I am asked what I do, I...
Extra Light in the Mind.

Extra Light in the Mind.

Installation artist David Johnson interviewed by Gil Dekel.   Gil Dekel: Your work has undergone an interesting evolution over the years. [1] David Johnson: When I was young I used to paint and draw and make mono-prints. I studied architecture originally, but gave...
Meaningful Objects.

Meaningful Objects.

Installation artist Ken Devine interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: Your art project Colours of the Sphere looks at the ways in which people create meanings with the world around them and especially with colours. [1] Ken Devine: Yes, the project started ten years ago...
The Beauty in Temporality.

The Beauty in Temporality.

Watercolour painter Melanie Chan interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: You specialise in watercolour paintings of flowers. What do you see in the flower? [1] Melanie Chan: I see the beauty of nature in flowers, and I am amazed by their perfection and their symmetry....
Unfoldment

Unfoldment

Mandala painter, Barry Stevens, interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: Mandalas are usually round, or I should say circular around a centre. As such they do not seem to have an up or down, left or right. How do you then ‘plan’ the painting? [1] Barry Stevens: The...
I Am a Painter.

I Am a Painter.

Perspective-localized painter, Felice Varini, interviewed by Gil Dekel. Felice does not paint on canvas but rather on architectural and urban landscapes, such as buildings, walls, and streets. His paintings have one vantage point (view point) from which the viewer can...
On Every Beach the Sand is Different.

On Every Beach the Sand is Different.

Portraits and Encaustic Wax painter, Natalie Dekel, interviewed by Gil Dekel. Gil Dekel: When did you start painting? Natalie Dekel: I was left-handed and my mother was worried that I will not be able to use my right hand. Where I was born and grew up, everyone had to...