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Community Ed

by Sonja Caywood on 6/22/2017 9:21:02 AM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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“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
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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
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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
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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
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When you say an artist's name, does a type of image pop into your mind? [...]


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Inspiration: How Do You Get It?

by Carolyn Henderson on 5/29/2017 9:48:44 AM
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Stopping and waiting, while not necessarily a bad thing and occasionally a very necessarily thing, is not a lifestyle for a person who wants to grow, improve, and become highly skilled in their art. [...]


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Haters Gonna Hate

by Luann Udell on 5/27/2017 7:10:46 PM
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When you have a strategy to handle difficult questions and difficult people, other people—potential collectors, who worry that their questions might be considered difficult or awkward—are paying attention to how you’re handling it. [...]


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April 2017 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

by FineArtViews on 5/25/2017 9:53:28 AM
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Our esteemed judge, Fongwei Liu has completed the judging of the April 2017 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]


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Who Are You?

by Lori Woodward on 5/23/2017 9:41:45 AM
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Artists have a lot in common, but we're individuals. Our uniqueness, with added passion, along with day-to-day hard work is what eventually turns into our visual message to viewers and hopefully buyers and collectors. [...]


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Making The Bed

by Luann Udell on 5/19/2017 10:20:11 PM
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It’s about the story we choose to tell, and how we make our art reflect that story. [...]


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The Power of Intuition

by Mike Barr on 5/16/2017 9:56:18 AM
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Time, repetition and speed are the keys to painting intuition and that power is within the reach of all of us. [...]


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Collaboration: The Partnership That Makes You--or Breaks You

by Luann Udell on 5/11/2017 9:30:33 AM
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Have you collaborated with others with your art? What’s worked? What didn’t work? [...]


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Artist Spotlight - Bill Schneider

by Dave Geada on 5/10/2017 9:36:24 AM
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With a lot of practice anyone can become pretty proficient at rendering things. You can develop all the tools, but the real question is “what are you going to say?” [...]


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Why Artists Need a Sacred Space

by Vianna Szabo on 5/9/2017 9:49:22 AM
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A sacred space is what you make of it. A studio does not have to be large or fancy... [...]


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Is That Chalk?

by Robert McKendrick on 5/5/2017 10:00:31 AM
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What I found out is despite the fragility of its surface, a pastel work of art has extreme longevity when created on the proper substrate and is properly framed. [...]


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A New Pair of Glasses

by William A. Schneider on 5/4/2017 11:13:09 AM
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One of the most helpful things I learned was to ask others to critique my work. [...]


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If You Don't Like Your View - Change Your Angle

by JR Monks on 5/3/2017 9:14:03 AM
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The thing I try to remember when I am outside painting on location is that you really want to slow down, soak it all in, think about what you are interested in, but most importantly don't be afraid to change your point of view. [...]


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This Is Why Elegance Trumps Winning

by John P. Weiss on 4/29/2017 11:37:00 AM
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Artists have a unique ability to touch others through their work. By creating and sharing beauty, artists reach people on an emotional level. [...]


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March 2017 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

by FineArtViews on 4/28/2017 10:06:15 AM
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Our esteemed judge, Kathleen Dunphy has completed the judging of the March 2017 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]


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Lessons From The Move Part Deux: Giving Stuff Away

by Luann Udell on 4/27/2017 9:55:52 AM
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It’s easier to let go of stuff when it goes to a good home, AND nets you a few bucks, too! [...]


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No Throats Will Be Cut...

by Judi Beauford on 4/26/2017 10:01:37 AM
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If you look into the past of the successful painter you will find square miles of canvas behind him. [...]


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More Opportunities

by J.R. Monks on 4/25/2017 10:33:55 AM
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The magician's hat of a painter is fascinating, new from old and endless opportunities abound if you only take the time to look. [...]


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Tools of the Trade

by Laura Pollak on 4/24/2017 9:55:48 AM
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There are so many ways to make our lives easier on a day to day level but sometimes we don’t relate them to our art. Easily one of the best tools we have is our smart phone. [...]


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The Unexpected Way My Piano Teacher Improved My Life

by John P. Weiss on 4/22/2017 9:00:02 AM
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Only with consistency can practice produce real progress. I’ve certainly found that to be true with my art and anything worthwhile I ever pursued in life. [...]


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Fairs vs Galleries

by Crystal Rassi on 4/21/2017 9:33:51 AM
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Do fairs devalue my work? Am I an established artist if I have gallery representation? [...]


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On Marketing and Networking

by Sharon Allen on 4/19/2017 10:09:04 AM
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Time consuming as it is, this kind of networking and follow-up is essential if you want to expand your painting and photography locations, your exhibit venues, and your client base. [...]


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Painting Plein Air

by Deborah Ridgley on 4/18/2017 9:51:24 AM
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With the summer season upon us, many artist like myself are out painting in the gorgeous weather. [...]


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This Is Why Art Will Never Let You Down

by John P. Weiss on 4/15/2017 11:03:42 AM
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...I realize just how special it is to be an artist. To be blessed with the fire of creativity in our hearts. It is a gift that stays with us, like a loyal companion, to the very end. [...]


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Discipline

by Angela Bruskotter on 4/14/2017 10:00:20 AM
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There is a debate in the art community whether it is better to be formally trained or self-taught. [...]


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Lessons From The Move Part Deux: Getting Smaller

by Luann Udell on 4/13/2017 10:17:53 AM
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We want to spend our time doing things we love: Creating and making new work. [...]


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Master your Tools, Not Rules

by Zac Elletson on 4/10/2017 10:06:07 AM
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Your artistic license is the only rule you need to follow, and your tools should help you achieve it however you see fit. [...]


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If You Want To Be A Full Time Artist, Read This

by John P. Weiss on 4/8/2017 10:08:40 AM
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If you create art, then you’re an artist. For some, it’s a calling so deep they have to dive in full-time. If so, do it with your eyes wide open. For others, they dance with the muse while caring for their family or holding down a day job. [...]


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MUST I Attend that Art Reception?

by Sandy Askey-Adams, PSA on 4/7/2017 10:09:53 AM
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Attending an art reception is part of being involved in the art world. Every artist must have that. It will help shape the way you move forward in your professional art life or even your personal life. [...]


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The Social Media Mound

by Crystal Rassi on 4/6/2017 9:56:28 AM
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Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest etc., aren’t just media to help you sell your work and become successful, they are connections to the rest of the world where you can make a positive impact with positive conversation and positive visualization. [...]


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The Limitations of Working from Photographs and How to Compensate for Them

by Vianna Szabo on 4/5/2017 10:17:00 AM
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Photos are a great resource to work from as long as you understand their limitations. Working from life as often as possible will help you expand your ability to interpret photos into personal expression. [...]


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