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The Life of Art, Series # 15

by John P. Weiss on 10/15/2017 5:04:56 AM
9 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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FIRE SEASON

by Luann Udell on 10/14/2017 5:01:35 AM
69 Comments

I’m thinking as artists, we carry our possessions, our wealth, inside us. We carry the eye that sees what so many don’t—the unexpected beauty that’s often overlooked. We carry the skill to capture it, and share it with the world. [...]


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August 2017 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

by FineArtViews on 10/12/2017 9:36:56 AM
1 Comment

Our esteemed judge, Tony Pro has completed the judging of the August 2017 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]


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Should You Enter Juried Exhibitions?

by Patrick Faile on 10/11/2017 9:12:13 AM
38 Comments

On our artistic journey we all meet criticism and obstacles of every kind. Keep an open mind and an attitude on self improvement and quality of work. The journey is not easy. If it were, it wouldn't mean anything. [...]


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Trust Your Instincts, Not the Experts

by Carolyn Henderson on 10/9/2017 9:50:53 AM
44 Comments

You’re an artist. You have a reputation for thinking differently. So . . . earn that reputation. The more we think original thought, the more we manifest that thought into acting differently. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series # 14

by John P. Weiss on 10/8/2017 5:21:03 AM
19 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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EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS: Keeping Score

by Luann Udell on 10/7/2017 5:18:02 AM
2 Comments

Take each day one-at-a-time to create big changes [...]


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Marketing Your Art - Staging Your Art

by Christine Frisbee on 10/6/2017 9:15:14 AM
11 Comments

We all would like to be a brand name that does not require this extra bit of work, but as galleries are closing, social media is increasingly important. We must be our own advocates to help sell our art. [...]


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Be Involved in the Creative Process from the Start - Use Your Own References

by Chantel Lynn Barber on 10/5/2017 9:46:05 AM
14 Comments

Don't let a reference dictate what your finished painting looks like. Remember your painting is your voice - let it sing out loud and clear. [...]


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Artist Spotlight - Fongwei Liu

by Dave Geada on 10/4/2017 9:33:13 AM
5 Comments

As an artist, I incessantly improve my skills and make them become my second nature, because I believe that better techniques produce better paintings. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series # 13

by John P. Weiss on 10/1/2017 5:32:16 AM
15 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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Trust Your Process

by Luann Udell on 9/30/2017 5:28:32 AM
23 Comments

We all have a process that works for us. The trick is to TRUST IT. [...]


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Mastery Requires Daily Practice

by Clint Watson on 9/27/2017 9:30:54 AM
5 Comments

When you get in the creative “zone” more often, you strengthen the neural pathways that allow you to be creative, thus making it easier to be even MORE creative. It’s sort of like developing a habit to be creative. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series # 12

by John P. Weiss on 9/23/2017 4:36:43 AM
9 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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LESSONS FROM MY PETS: Nick the Problem Dog

by Luann Udell on 9/23/2017 4:34:27 AM
47 Comments

When we are encouraged at asking for what we want, we get better at it. And we get better at knowing what we really want. We get better at knowing if we get it, too. [...]


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Have You Arrived?

by Terry Cooke Hall on 9/22/2017 9:05:51 AM
7 Comments

There is a great danger in being known for a special style that’s recognizable everywhere. The collectors look for it and buy it because it’s recognizable. But should that lock you in forever? [...]


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The Life of Art, Series # 11

by John P. Weiss on 9/17/2017 5:43:26 AM
7 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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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! My birthday wish for you.

by Luann Udell on 9/16/2017 5:42:13 AM
9 Comments

Only by facing our fears can we realize some triumph over them. [...]


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Your Dreams Live Outside Your Comfort Zone

by Clint Watson on 9/14/2017 9:44:25 AM
1 Comment

If you want to grow and have a more exciting future, you must do something different from what you've done so far. [...]


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What Does It Take to Participate in an Art Festival?

by Carolyn Henderson on 9/11/2017 9:31:28 AM
4 Comments

It will be some of the most rewarding and interesting experiences you’ll have in your life. It will make you a better artist – you will understand why you are making art, how to talk about your artistic process, and you will learn how to sell your art – all while getting valuable feedback from interested art lovers and art buyers. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series # 10

by John P. Weiss on 9/10/2017 5:50:24 AM
21 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: The Unhappy BAD Baby in Action.

by Luann Udell on 9/9/2017 5:48:18 AM
25 Comments

A problem shopper is a problem for EVERYBODY. And it isn’t about you. [...]


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The Maker's High

by Clint Watson on 9/8/2017 9:26:49 AM
22 Comments

Makers all have something in common: They envision something in their mind's eye. And they then turn that vision into a reality by working in some "medium". In short, they turn an idea into a real-world "thing." [...]


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July 2017 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

by FineArtViews on 9/7/2017 10:02:59 AM
2 Comments

Our esteemed judge, Sarah Kidner has completed the judging of the July 2017 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]


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The Back Road

by Clint Watson on 9/6/2017 9:05:36 AM
14 Comments

Find your back road. The one where your kindred souls travel. And then sell them the "Best Artwork on the Planet." [...]


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The Life of Art, Series # 9

by John P. Weiss on 9/3/2017 6:21:11 AM
11 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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LESSONS FROM THE GYM: The Wizard of Oz

by Luann Udell on 9/2/2017 6:20:09 AM
10 Comments

There’s a lot going on behind the curtain! [...]


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The Life of Art, Series # 8

by John P. Weiss on 8/27/2017 5:47:42 AM
15 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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LESSONS FROM THE GYM: Working That Tiny Muscle

by Luann Udell on 8/26/2017 6:38:13 AM
3 Comments

As artists, we all know the power of those very tiny adjustments can make all the difference in ourselves, our art—and the world. [...]


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Painting in Monochrome

by Vianna Szabo on 8/24/2017 10:09:11 AM
9 Comments

One of the best ways to become comfortable with painting in oil, watercolor, and acrylic is to use two colors and work monochromatically. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series # 7

by John P. Weiss on 8/20/2017 5:07:25 AM
19 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! Will It Go With the Living Room Rug?

by Luann Udell on 8/19/2017 5:06:08 AM
6 Comments

Art is…should be….bigger than that. Art should be something spectacular, something you build a room around, not something you match to the décor. Sometimes it’s good to go bold and colorful, edgy and provocative. Art doesn’t always fit in a box. [...]


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How to Write Artwork Descriptions in the Third Person

by Dave Geada on 8/16/2017 9:49:16 AM
12 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
30 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
30 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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