the art of color seeing
by chuck ceraso
a 36 page booklet on
refining color perception,
with 14 full color
from the introduction:
then, of seeing beyond our conventions of thought and painting
what the world looks like remains daunting, and yet, most
The opportunity to recognize the limitations of our thinking
and to perceive
the world unencumbered by thought opens up experiences that
can be enlightening.
In fact, the experiences that open up seem identical to what
Eastern traditions describe as the state of enlightenment. Not
does the world begin to look different with each new veil of
conceptual removed, but also, we
begin to see ourselves differently as well.
artists, from all generations, have described the feeling of
between themselves and their subjects falling away and there
simply a sense of oneness and a sense of profound love.
thoughts are not presented with a belief that they are
“right” or “true”, nor that they cover all the
important aspects of seeing and painting. I write simply as
an attempt to point the reader to an experience of seeing
with no ideas attached.
The training in color seeing is different from conventional
Conventional training teaches us to “know” what to do
first, and then to do. In
the training of color seeing, it is better to have “no idea”
what you are doing, and then do.
It is in the doing that these timeless discoveries open up.
discoveries are not accumulated as knowledge, but rather as
broadening of awareness and a deepening of the experience of
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