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The Descriptive Snob

by Dianna Cates Dunn on 2/14/2017 10:29:00 AM
24 Comments

Getting our audiences to engage with and relate to our art is paramount, not only for our own survival and success as artists but, for our entire reason for being artists in the first place! [...]


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The Best Laid Plans

by Angela Bruskotter on 2/13/2017 10:53:58 AM
6 Comments

Art doesn't require fancy equipment or expensive supplies; it only needs a pen and paper, if that's all you have. [...]


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Get More out of Workshops by Following these Three Rules

by Vianna Szabo on 2/9/2017 9:56:01 AM
5 Comments

The goal of a workshop is not to create a great piece of art but to discover new ways to express your artistic voice. [...]


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Who Are Your Business Partners?

by Heather Arenas on 2/7/2017 9:57:20 AM
11 Comments

Some may think, "I paint alone. I don't partner with anyone." but to succeed as a professional artist, you will need to partner with some other industry professionals in order to get your paintings seen and sold. [...]


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Frugal Framing, Part 1

by Susan L. Vignola, Ph.D. on 1/31/2017 10:30:37 AM
27 Comments

To reduce my costs, I make my own frames when necessary. [...]


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A Barn is Not a Shape

by Eileen McConkey on 1/30/2017 9:56:00 AM
12 Comments

Changing the way you think about shapes can change your paintings. [...]


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The Value of Workshops

by Sharon Allen on 1/20/2017 9:43:59 AM
4 Comments

Regardless of your skill level there is much to be gained by taking a workshop with peers now and then. [...]


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Painting Large: Size Does Matter

by Sharon Weaver on 1/17/2017 10:38:34 AM
23 Comments

By clarifying the process and defining the mood and atmosphere of your painting you can guarantee success. [...]


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A New Year, A New Time for Change and Mind Over Matter.

by Sandy Askey-Adams, PSA on 1/16/2017 10:09:58 AM
21 Comments

Now is the time to make the changes with positive and a confident belief in yourself...and don't be afraid to be different in the new year...and do something different. [...]


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Original Artwork

by Ken Pieper on 1/13/2017 10:19:29 AM
92 Comments

Every industry I know must change in order to maintain and grow. The old axiom of "grow or go" is absolutely the truth in any business. [...]


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Lights Off to Reveal Values

by Vianna Szabo on 1/12/2017 10:22:37 AM
21 Comments

If you are working on a painting and wondering if you are finished, turn off the lights and step away to view your work. The darkness can be revealing. [...]


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What Is A Study?

by J.R. Monks on 1/10/2017 10:11:12 AM
5 Comments

Studies are footprints in the sand of the journey of an artist. [...]


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When There Are No Words

by Angela Bruskotter on 1/3/2017 10:30:32 AM
11 Comments

An artist communicates with their art.....It is a conversation without words, yet still clearly communicated, if done well. [...]


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Art Does Not Speak for Itself

by Jerry Hardesty on 1/2/2017 10:56:41 AM
19 Comments

As artists, how can we prepare ourselves to write and talk about our work? [...]


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Being Ready

by Mark Brockman on 12/30/2016 10:56:54 AM
12 Comments

It's like inspiration, you can't wait for it- then work, you need to work so when inspiration comes you are ready. [...]


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Self-doubt and the Philosophies of Others

by David Hettinger on 12/29/2016 11:12:23 AM
8 Comments

When asking someone to review your work, know just what their philosophy is and make it clear to them what you want from your art. [...]


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Artwork Archive

by Ginny Butcher on 12/28/2016 10:54:50 AM
3 Comments

Have you ever missed a deadline because you forgot when it was? Forgotten where a particular painting is? [...]


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Oil Painting Blacks

by Aaron Westerberg on 12/27/2016 10:43:31 AM
11 Comments

Oil Painting Blacks [...]


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How Rejection Helps

by Carolyn Hancock on 12/20/2016 10:00:14 AM
22 Comments

Why Rejection Is Good... [...]


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What Sully (Captain Sullenberger) Can Teach Artists

by Sue Flanagan on 12/19/2016 10:06:35 AM
3 Comments

So, follow your passion, get the appropriate training and mentoring, evaluate your work regularly, and put in a lot of quality time. [...]


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How Do You Fit Creative Time Into Your Life?

by Christine Marx on 12/16/2016 10:11:59 AM
13 Comments

How do I squeeze more creative time into my week? [...]


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Marketing for Fun

by Ken Pieper on 12/15/2016 10:12:19 AM
12 Comments

As an artist and an entrepreneur, you are also a salesman of your work. [...]


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Transporting You Art Work To/From Exhibit

by Susan L. Vignola, Ph.D. on 12/14/2016 10:18:09 AM
29 Comments

Transporting your art work to/from an exhibit is when the art is at greatest risk for incurring damage. [...]


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Zorn Palette and Color Chart

by Aaron Westerberg on 12/9/2016 9:44:26 AM
10 Comments

For me the Zorn Palette has been a great introduction to color, I highly recommend it to anyone starting the journey into oil painting, especially for indoor figure and portrait work. [...]


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Again, Don't Neglect Art History

by Donald Fox on 12/5/2016 10:39:50 AM
18 Comments

Many artists hone their craft by emulating or paying homage to a predecessor. More than one of the greatest artists have looked to the past as a way of moving forward with their work. [...]


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Finding the Wow

by Jeanne Rosier Smith on 12/2/2016 11:21:52 AM
20 Comments

Why are some paintings so successful, and others leave us flat? What creates that catch in the breath as we look at a painting? How do we create that wow factor more often in our own work? [...]


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Get a Website!

by Kathy Lindert on 12/1/2016 10:29:38 AM
7 Comments

So basically the message was coming loud and clear: Get a website! [...]


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Turnarounds

by Michelle Belto on 11/30/2016 10:31:47 AM
12 Comments

Maybe our personal turnarounds are the result of all of those days of going back into the studio when the ideas don't materialize and the work doesn't sell. [...]


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Seeing the Pattern

by William A. Schneider on 11/21/2016 10:02:04 AM
5 Comments

As art students we seem to learn (in this order): shape, values, edges, color temperature, and finally composition. [...]


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What To Expect When You Take An Art Workshop

by Susan L. Vignola, Ph.D. on 11/18/2016 9:47:32 AM
13 Comments

Workshops are an important opportunity to continue to grow as an artist. [...]


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The Necessity of Taking Photographs

by Sandy Askey-Adams, PSA on 10/26/2016 9:35:06 AM
21 Comments

When you take those photographs, they are yours. No one else has taken the same photograph in the same way... at the same exact moment. (Just as when you do a drawing or a painting.) And as an artist, that is what can help make your painting inspirations, concepts and ideas yours and yours alone. [...]


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The Tricky Business of Art

by Heather Arenas on 10/14/2016 10:15:10 AM
11 Comments

What's the difference between being an artist and being a professional artist? [...]


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The Business Side: How Do We Make It Fun?

by Ken Pieper on 10/10/2016 9:38:26 AM
3 Comments

Crunching the numbers, marketing, blogs, writing newsletters, visiting galleries, creating submittals, preparing and maintaining a professional portfolio, etc.; when do I have time to create and just enjoy painting? [...]


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Painting Is Dead!

by Mark Brockman on 10/7/2016 10:06:13 AM
22 Comments

Learn what it takes to do what has been done so many times already but still carries on. Because you, us, we are the hope of original paintings once more being sought after, admired and desired. [...]


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Leave Room for Imagination

by Gerard Blouin on 9/29/2016 9:52:57 AM
4 Comments

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. ~Edgar Degas [...]


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Dark Night of The Soul

by Pamela Beer on 9/28/2016 10:11:48 AM
17 Comments

It's different for every artist and here's my personal reflective for dark night of my soul. [...]


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Selfish? You Bet.

by David Hettinger on 9/26/2016 10:00:22 AM
3 Comments

Painting is making a connection with someone or something. Painting is more than picture making for me. [...]


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Frustration Is A Good Thing

by Zac Elletson on 9/20/2016 9:52:36 AM
5 Comments

Tackle your problems head on and don't give up. You will get better, it just takes time. [...]


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What's In A Name?

by Angela Bruskotter on 9/16/2016 9:47:48 AM
4 Comments

Those little things can go a long way toward dispelling the fears and doubts that are a big part of this business called art. [...]


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Color & Values In Painting

by Linda Schroeter on 9/15/2016 9:52:46 AM
1 Comment

Observing and painting correct values is key to a good foundation in your painting. [...]


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