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How to Write Artwork Descriptions in the Third Person

by Dave Geada on 8/16/2017 9:49:16 AM
4 Comments

One thing to note is that this framework is a guide and not meant to be rigidly followed. It’s important to include all the content elements (i.e. your inspiration, how you were pushing boundaries, how your artwork makes you feel), but the ordering of these elements is completely up to you. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series # 6

by John P. Weiss on 8/13/2017 7:49:03 AM
28 Comments

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]


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TAKE ME HOME WITH YOU! Why Are Your Prices So High?

by Luann Udell on 8/12/2017 7:46:45 AM
29 Comments

How do we justify our prices when the materials don’t reflect that? [...]


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The Artist's Journey: What If It Doesn't Get Any Easier?

by Chantel Lynn Barber on 8/11/2017 10:16:32 AM
45 Comments

Every artist's journey is going to be different. It isn't wrong to have success come easy. But it is just possible that it robs an artist of the incredible adventure and growth that happens when the journey is hazardous. [...]


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Artist Spotlight - Kevin Macpherson

by Dave Geada on 8/9/2017 9:52:10 AM
6 Comments

Find a passion whatever the subject and make it your own. Follow your own path or you’ll never be happy. [...]


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Are You An Artrepreneur?

by Lori Woodward on 8/8/2017 9:43:22 AM
6 Comments

The most productive people fail their way to success. The key is to start, no matter the outcome. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series # 5

by John P. Weiss on 8/6/2017 7:46:52 AM
13 Comments

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]


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HATERS GONNA HATE: “It’s Just Chalk!”

by Luann Udell on 8/5/2017 7:44:58 AM
29 Comments

Never excuse or apologize again for your choice of materials, nor your techniques. Something spoke to you the first time you used a brush, or a palette knife, a pencil, or a fistful of clay. [...]


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What Does Inspiration Feel Like?

by Carolyn Henderson on 8/4/2017 9:46:26 AM
7 Comments

Inspiration. It’s what makes the difference between a response of, “Hmmmph,” and “WOW,” and while different people react to a work in individual ways, there is a reality to inspiration that cannot be denied. When the creator of the work has invested time, thought, skill, feeling, and soul into a piece, the result comes across in a manner not duplicated when the creator was in a hurry, unskilled, uninvolved, passionless, and just out to get the thing made to turn a buck. [...]


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Forget the Destination, Focus on the Now

by John P. Weiss on 8/3/2017 9:25:32 AM
28 Comments

By forgetting the destination, focusing on the now and resting when necessary, you’ll accelerate your creative goals. All of which will lead to new heights with your artwork. [...]


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Don't Forget Your Paints!

by Susan Blackwood on 8/2/2017 9:47:36 AM
3 Comments

Adventures always open our minds and our hearts, not to mention, how they inspire our souls. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series # 4

by John P. Weiss on 7/30/2017 8:59:03 AM
40 Comments

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]


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Easy Still Life Set Up

by Vianna Szabo on 7/28/2017 9:41:35 AM
6 Comments

As far as setting up the still life, the possibilities are endless. I like to think of the table as a stage and look for an object that will be the star of the composition. [...]


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Superlative

by Donald Fox on 7/26/2017 10:02:47 AM
17 Comments

When I think about art, which for me is all the time, I do make assessments; I attempt to evaluate the art of others and that of my own. Other art I want to appreciate for what it is and for what it may say. My art I want to evaluate in order to expand and improve. [...]


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Creating Upon Demand: Sidestepping the Pitfalls

by Carolyn Henderson on 7/24/2017 10:34:21 AM
8 Comments

The rest rejuvenates the soul - where the Muse resides. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series # 3

by John P. Weiss on 7/23/2017 9:10:13 AM
1 Comment

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]


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HATERS GONNA HATE: Your Turn to Ask the Questions!

by Luann Udell on 7/22/2017 9:17:45 AM
16 Comments

To make a sale, you need a dialogue, not a monologue. [...]


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Artist Spotlight - Tim Tyler

by Dave Geada on 7/19/2017 9:07:32 AM
11 Comments

You need to be articulate and learn the visual vocabulary of art and then reach back and apply that vocabulary to your art. Then you really have choices. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series # 2

by John P. Weiss on 7/16/2017 5:30:33 AM
10 Comments

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]


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HATERS GONNA HATE: Til We Meet Again

by Luann Udell on 7/15/2017 6:54:58 AM
35 Comments

Not everyone is our customer. [...]


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The Power of Chromatic Black

by West D. Waters on 7/13/2017 9:28:18 AM
13 Comments

There is real power in Chromatic Black. Any time we can find a color that artists can bend to their will and send in so many different directions whenever they need, its pure Power! [...]


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The Importance of Technique

by Mark Brockman on 7/11/2017 9:31:48 AM
32 Comments

We all strive for originality but with so many artists out there it would be hard for one artist's work to not, somewhere in the world, have their work resemble another artist' work. [...]


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What About Discouragement and Despair?

by Carolyn Henderson on 7/10/2017 9:49:04 AM
10 Comments

And in today’s art, economic, and social environment, being an artist is pretty challenging. [...]


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The Life of Art

by John P. Weiss on 7/9/2017 6:38:07 AM
41 Comments

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]


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HATERS GONNA HATE: And Lovers Gonna Love

by Luann Udell on 7/8/2017 5:55:20 AM
23 Comments

Don’t slam the door on those who truly want to connect (in a good way.) [...]


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May 2017 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

by FineArtViews on 7/6/2017 10:03:10 AM
1 Comment

Our esteemed judge, Jerry Markham has completed the judging of the May 2017 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]


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Introducing The Life of Art by John P. Weiss

by FineArtViews on 7/2/2017 5:58:27 AM
52 Comments

This new cartoon series is called The Life of Art and will begin appearing every Sunday in Fine Art Views. [...]


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HATERS GONNA HATE: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

by Luann Udell on 7/1/2017 5:46:19 AM
24 Comments

Art does not speak for itself. We speak for our art. We artists tend to believe that what we create should be obvious to others. [...]


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Too Tired to Be Inspired?

by Carolyn Henderson on 6/26/2017 9:36:11 AM
8 Comments

The experiences you live each day add to who and what you are, with who and what you are being fundamental issues shaping what your art eventually comes to be. [...]


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HATERS GONNA HATE: You’re Not Really My Friend

by Luann Udell on 6/24/2017 6:10:14 AM
69 Comments

I used to apologize for being sensitive. Not anymore. YES, I’m sensitive! I’m a friggin’ artist! My heart is open to the world around me, highly-tuned to nuance in design, color, story. It’s who I am, and I am never going to apologize for that again. [...]


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Community Ed

by Sonja Caywood on 6/22/2017 9:21:02 AM
12 Comments

Be open to suggestions. No matter our level of expertise, there is always more to learn, or a different way to approach it. Accept and remember nuggets of guidance, and you can pass them on to others when the time comes. [...]


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Artist Spotlight - Jason Sacran

by Dave Geada on 6/21/2017 9:55:12 AM
9 Comments

The more you learn and the more you do the more you realize it’s an infinite world out there of possibilities. It’s not a matter of how good you are and how good you can get. It’s about growing in your own path. [...]


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HATERS GONNA HATE: How Long Did It Take You To Make That?

by Luann Udell on 6/17/2017 12:06:26 PM
22 Comments

What is the story only YOU can tell, to connect your audience to the work you make? [...]


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The Worst Thing that Can Happen

by Vianna Szabo on 6/16/2017 10:15:21 AM
27 Comments

The artists who succeed paint consistently, trying new ideas to grow their skills. They do not let fear stop or control them. [...]


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How To Manage Fearless Artistic Growth

by Barry Koplowitz on 6/15/2017 9:18:48 AM
22 Comments

Grow and change. If it’s going to be a major change you will develop a body of work that you can bring to the world--eventually. Similarly, if it is a phase where you work out ideas, you can do it with boldness and gusto without concern for salability. [...]


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Inspiration Is Real, Surreal, Fleeting but Practical

by Carolyn Henderson on 6/12/2017 9:52:54 AM
7 Comments

“Artists need to allow themselves time to perfect what they do, without the worry of producing and producing and producing. We do not manufacture paintings – we create art.” [...]


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HATERS GONNA HATE: “I Can Make That!”

by Luann Udell on 6/9/2017 6:10:02 PM
16 Comments

Win them over to YOUR side, and you’ll have a cheerleader for life! [...]


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Lose Something and Enhance Your Painting

by Chantel Lynn Barber on 6/8/2017 11:31:51 AM
5 Comments

Don't underestimate the power of color! Forcing yourself to use a different color palette than you normally use can have exciting results. [...]


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What Does Line Mean In Your Art?

by Jennifer Stottle Taylor on 6/7/2017 9:34:48 AM
4 Comments

Sometimes this is a misunderstood element in art. What is LINE in art? [...]


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What Is Your Artistic Identity?

by Lori Woodward on 5/30/2017 9:37:36 AM
10 Comments

When you say an artist's name, does a type of image pop into your mind? [...]


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