Multimedia Studio Visit

“Knights and White Satin”: Blurring the Line

Credits

Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Ken Tolmie

Camera, Edit, Music . . . . . . . . . .

Scott-Morgan Straker

The illusion of soft focus is a prominent feature of Ken Tolmie’s monumental work Knights and White Satin. “Blurring the Line,” illustrates how he achieves this effect: you can not only hear the artist explain what he does but also watch the changes occur as he works on the painting. Tolmie claims that this effect isn’t especially difficult to produce; see if you agree after watching it happen.


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