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Where There's Smoke - There's Fire

20 April 1971
Sfumato is the Italian term for a painting technique which overlays translucent layers of colour to create perceptions of depth, volume and form. In particular, it refers to the blending of colours or tones so subtly that there is no perceptible transition.

In Italian sfumato means "smoky" and is derived from the Italian word fumo meaning 'smoke'. Leonardo Da Vinci described sfumato as "without lines or borders, in the manner of smoke or beyond the focus plane".

I honestly cannot find a better term to describe my spirituality and approach to life, as well as, the technique I am trying to master in my practice.

Layers upon layers combining to create a smoky image where the edge in which I end and everything else begins, fades away.

Here is the link the my Master Work Journal: http://great-mandala.livejournal.com/

My Tribe: http://people.tribe.net/ff92d94c-da57-40d8-a683-5f329d4eca0d