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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Marjory Wilson

by Carrie Turner on 12/19/2014 8:14:15 AM
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Artist Marjory Wilson creates fantastic botanical paintings. She works primarily with acrylic paints. Concerning her work, Marjory said, "I pick particular views based on how they affect me. Often it's how light and shadows create shapes and images, sometimes it's the beauty of looking at things up close, or the repetition of shapes and lines that create a pattern." [...]

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What Kind of Worry Do You Have?

by Susan Vignola on 12/19/2014 7:20:36 AM
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As is true for so many things in life, the describing is far easier than the actual doing, but it can be done. This is a prescription that can be repeated as often as necessary, not only without harmful side effects, but more importantly, with advantageous benefits. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Diann Haist, Marjory Wilson, Lisa Kovvuri

by FineArtViews on 12/19/2014 6:59:52 AM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had Artist Support Specialist Gayle Faucette Wisbon select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Diann Haist, Marjory Wilson, Lisa Kovvuri [...]

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Lessons From the Move: California Dreamin'

by Luann Udell on 12/18/2014 7:27:00 AM
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It got me to thinking about why we buy a certain painting, or a certain artist’s work. Why we should consider this when we talk to people about our artwork. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Damien Gonzales

by Carrie Turner on 12/16/2014 12:42:48 PM
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Artist Damien Gonzales divides his time between painting outdoors and in the studio. Damien is an oil painter -- focusing primarily on landscape painting. According to Southwest Art magazine, Damien has been attracted to landscape painting ever since he visited a Santa Fe gallery and viewed a stunning canvas depicting a large rock wall at the bottom of the Grand Canyon with the Colorado River flowing along its base. He notes that he enjoys representational works and aspects of impressionism that impart a sublime quality to a painting. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Donna MacDonald, Kurt Jacobson, Jennifer McChristian

by FineArtViews on 12/16/2014 11:03:41 AM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) and Carrie Turner (Editor of FineArtViews) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Donna MacDonald, Kurt Jacobson, Jennifer McChristian [...]

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Failure is Never the Final Say

by Sandy Askey-Adams on 12/16/2014 7:33:23 AM
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Failures are never the final say. Your attitude is what gets you through and knowing there is much to learn from these experiences shouldn't stop you in your tracks. Use them to your benefit. See it as an opportunity to do even better. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Sue deLearie Adair

by Carrie Turner on 12/15/2014 5:18:20 AM
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Artist Sue deLearie Adair utilizes various combinations of watercolor, graphite pencils and colored pencils. Additionally, she creates hand colored etchings. Sue notes that her artwork is inspired by her love of creatures great and small. Her striking work offers a beautiful glimpse into the natural world. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Jeanne Clohisy, Sue deLearie Adair, Dan McGrath

by FineArtViews on 12/15/2014 4:25:52 AM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Jeanne Clohisy, Sue DeLearie Adair, Dan McGrath [...]

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Spotlight On: Tai Meng Lim

by FineArtViews on 12/12/2014 7:11:46 AM
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'Lost Child' by Tai Meng Lim was selected Best of Show in the October 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Angelica Fegley

by Carrie Turner on 12/12/2014 3:32:56 AM
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Artist Angelica Fegley is known for her powerful abstract and mixed media paintings. She describes a blank canvas as a "battleground" where her passion and emotion "clashes to express the abstraction of reality" - Her bold work is a psychological feast for the eyes. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Pat Dews, Sterling Edwards, Angelica Fegley

by FineArtViews on 12/12/2014 2:53:03 AM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Pat Dews, Sterling Edwards, Angelica Fegley [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Diane Lynne Chanako

by Carrie Turner on 12/10/2014 2:35:09 AM
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Artist Diane Lynne Chanako is a fine art painter and sculptor. Diane notes that she is dedicated to the exploration of beauty. Her paintings often capture a dream-like quality -- one that forces viewers to ponder the deeper meaning of life. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: J.M. Brodrick, Rebecca Justice Schaab, Leslie Outten

by FineArtViews on 12/10/2014 1:53:50 AM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: J.M. Brodrick, Rebecca Justice Schaab, Leslie Outten [...]

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Bemused

by Donald Fox on 12/9/2014 7:18:16 AM
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These are truly special gifts – the ability to perceive and the ability to create, and they are intimately bound together. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Kaz Umezono

by Carrie Turner on 12/8/2014 4:45:03 AM
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Artist Kaz Umezono is dedicated to the art of oil painting. His figure paintings offer a timeless sense of sophistication. Additionally, Kaz devotes time to landscape, seascape and still life painting. Each painting is marked by an intriguing level of visual storytelling. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Kaz Umezono, Harumi Kiyota, Mara Light

by FineArtViews on 12/8/2014 3:54:25 AM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Kaz Umezono, Harumi Kiyota, Mara Light [...]

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October 2014 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

by FineArtViews on 12/5/2014 8:13:51 AM
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Our esteemed judge, Nina Fabunmi has completed the judging of the October 2014 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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The Power Of Authenticity

by John P. Weiss on 12/2/2014 7:16:40 AM
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If you're including a blog in your art website, good for you. People want to learn more about your methods, approach and artistic vision. I think artists more than ever should be online and promoting their work. And I also think they should unapologetically share their unique voice. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Peggy Orbon

by Carrie Turner on 11/26/2014 4:14:12 AM
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Artist Peggy Orbon is an oil and pastel painter. Peggy has stated that the dramatic colors, fantastic landscapes and wonderful weather of New Mexico serve as her source of inspiration. Her powerful work captures the beauty of nature. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Peggy Orbon, Len Cicio, Monique Carr

by FineArtViews on 11/26/2014 3:25:56 AM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had Artist Support Specialist Gayle Faucette Wisbon select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Peggy Orbon, Len Cicio, Monique Carr [...]

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Thanksgiving

by Jack White on 11/25/2014 7:36:49 AM
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I’ve never enjoyed a better Thanksgiving. I learned it’s not the food but rather the company with whom we share the meal that makes the feast successful. [...]

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I Like Monday Mornings... And I Cannot Lie

by Doug Hoppes on 11/24/2014 7:31:09 AM
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I find when my life is predictable, I am able to concentrate more. I can lay out plans and prioritize the tasks that need to be done. If everything is always changing, you can’t make plans. You are reacting rather than controlling the situation. You only have a certain amount of energy and it’s wise to spend it wisely. So, for my art career, it’s all about balance and optimism. This helps me grow my art, improve my training methods and, more importantly, be a happier person. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Bruce Hancock

by Carrie Turner on 11/23/2014 11:45:54 AM
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Artist Bruce Hancock strives to capture the people, places, color and culture of America in oil. His plein air paintings are a joy to observe -- each image offers a reflective look at a moment caught in time. Bruce notes that he is devoted to the study and practice of the art of painting. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: David Savellano, Jonathon Williams, Kevin Macpherson

by FineArtViews on 11/23/2014 11:11:37 AM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: David Savellano, Jonathon Williams, Kevin Macpherson [...]

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A Thousand Ways Not To Paint

by Pamela Beer on 11/21/2014 7:23:09 AM
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The next time you look at a painting, consider how long it took the artist to really paint it. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Nicole Hyde

by Carrie Turner on 11/21/2014 3:29:18 AM
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Artist Nicole Hyde is known for expressive landscape paintings that border on abstraction. Additionally, she creates abstract paintings on paper and canvas. Nicole embraces experimental techniques and a bold use of color -- resulting in work that is visually powerful. Informed Collector offered the following statement about Nicole's abstract paintings: "Drama, atmosphere, and an edgy passion are evoked by the use of luscious layers of thick paint incorporated with hints of graphite. Visual poetry at it's best!" [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Diana Sanford, Roseanne Snyder, Nicole Hyde

by FineArtViews on 11/21/2014 2:43:48 AM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Diana Sanford, Roseanne Snyder, Nicole Hyde [...]

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When Thank You Isn't Enough

by Luann Udell on 11/20/2014 7:27:05 AM
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The problem with “Thank you!” is this: If someone compliments you on your work, and all you can respond with is, “Thank you!”, the conversation stops. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Chuck Larivey

by Carrie Turner on 11/19/2014 4:25:45 AM
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Artist Chuck Larivey works primarily as an oil painter. He states that his paintings are typically large scale landscapes, favoring the sun or moon with dramatic atmospheric translucent light effects merging into the earth’s surface. Chuck has garnered acclaim for the way in which he handles water in his sensitive, atmospheric scenes. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Tonya Burdine, Sheri Dinardi, Kathryn Clark

by FineArtViews on 11/19/2014 3:37:02 AM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Tonya Burdine, Sheri Dinardi, Kathryn Clark [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Mario Andres Robinson

by Carrie Turner on 11/16/2014 11:48:13 PM
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Artist Mario Andres Robinson embraces a variety of mediums. He is proficient with pastels, watercolors and oils. Mario's portrait and figurative work often depicts subjects within the context of their daily lives. His powerful art is aligned with the masters of the realist tradition -- viewers will note a connection with Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Eakins and other great realists when viewing Robinson's work. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Bart Cornelis, Tom Heflin, Mario Andres Robinson

by FineArtViews on 11/16/2014 10:54:09 PM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) and Carrie Turner (Editor of FineArtViews) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Bart Cornelis, Tom Heflin, Mario Andres Robinson [...]

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Painter vs. Artist

by David P. Hettinger on 11/14/2014 7:22:08 AM
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So, when you pick up a brush or a stick of pastel, remember to put yourself into what you are creating. Knowing how to draw is important, knowing color is important, knowing design is important, but none of these matter as much as putting yourself into what you are creating. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Steven Hileman

by Carrie Turner on 11/14/2014 12:58:58 AM
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Artist Steven Hileman describes himself as a realist with impressionistic influences. Steven’s landscape and cityscape paintings are visually powerful. His work is a reminder of the beauty that surrounds us all. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Steven Hileman, Mark Lague, James Crandall

by FineArtViews on 11/13/2014 11:56:41 PM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Steven Hileman, Mark Lague, Janes Crandall [...]

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The One Weakness You Can’t Afford

by Jack White on 11/13/2014 10:33:59 AM
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This blog is short because it’s really very simple. The key to being successful is to make good art people will like, not something you are in love with. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Douglas Malone

by Carrie Turner on 11/12/2014 4:04:00 PM
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Artist Douglas Malone is known for his thought-provoking figure paintings. Douglas notes that figurative drawing is the foundation of his studio practice. He is fascinated by the human form. His work reveals the wide range of interpretation that can be established when the human body is visually explored. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Douglas Malone, Arena Shawn, Gia Moody

by FineArtViews on 11/12/2014 2:46:31 PM
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For this round of Staff Picks we had three members of the FASO Team select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Douglas Malone, Arena Shawn, Gia Moody [...]

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It's Always the Little Things... in Life and in the Painting

by Doug Hoppes on 11/10/2014 10:24:12 AM
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In the end, it’s always the little things that will make or break a painting. [...]

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