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Special Edition International Workshops 2017 Newsletter

by FineArtViews on 1/24/2017 3:04:23 PM
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Special International Workshops Edition from April 1, 2017 - October 1, 2017 [...]


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Workshopping Around

by Steve Atkinson on 1/24/2017 9:48:28 AM
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I don’t care who you are, we all can grow by taking classes from other artists... [...]


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The Value of Workshops

by Sharon Allen on 1/20/2017 9:43:59 AM
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Regardless of your skill level there is much to be gained by taking a workshop with peers now and then. [...]


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How to Be More Productive with Your Time

by Dave Nevue on 1/18/2017 10:50:32 AM
9 Comments

Having a consistent schedule helps keep a rhythm to your week. You will know what you are doing every day. [...]


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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
85 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
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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
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Studies are footprints in the sand of the journey of an artist. [...]


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Art Does Not Speak for Itself

by Jerry Hardesty on 1/2/2017 10:56:41 AM
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As artists, how can we prepare ourselves to write and talk about our work? [...]


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Oil Painting Blacks

by Aaron Westerberg on 12/27/2016 10:43:31 AM
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Oil Painting Blacks [...]


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Your Artist Statements Say More than You Think They Do.

by Carolyn Henderson on 12/26/2016 11:15:11 AM
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As in every aspect of your life, just be real, genuine, true to yourself and uncomplicated, and you won’t come across as an unmitigated ass. [...]


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Accomplish More in 2017 By Focusing on One Area

by Dave Nevue on 12/21/2016 10:48:03 AM
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You will be more successful by finishing a project than you would by starting multiple projects that will never be completed. [...]


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Marketing for Fun

by Ken Pieper on 12/15/2016 10:12:19 AM
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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
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Transporting your art work to/from an exhibit is when the art is at greatest risk for incurring damage. [...]


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The Top 12 Things Never to Do on Your Artist Website

by Clint Watson on 12/13/2016 10:26:04 AM
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DO NOT DO THE FOLLOWING THINGS ON YOUR ARTIST WEBSITE... [...]


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Common Issues Plaguing Artwork

by Carolyn Henderson on 12/12/2016 10:40:00 AM
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Creating a work of art is not an easy thing, and the mental demands upon the artist are constant. [...]


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Zorn Palette and Color Chart

by Aaron Westerberg on 12/9/2016 9:44:26 AM
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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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Online Art Marketing Blueprint

by Dave Nevue on 12/7/2016 10:17:16 AM
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Successful people have mastered the art of change. They are not loyal to a “one-way strategy.” They are focused on implementing programs that work at the time and discard it when a better plan arises. [...]


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You Only Get One Chance

by John P. Weiss on 12/3/2016 10:19:30 AM
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12 artist website mistakes to avoid... [...]


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Finding the Wow

by Jeanne Rosier Smith on 12/2/2016 11:21:52 AM
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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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Seeing the Pattern

by William A. Schneider on 11/21/2016 10:02:04 AM
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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
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Workshops are an important opportunity to continue to grow as an artist. [...]


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Who Art You?

by Dave Nevue on 11/16/2016 9:55:00 AM
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Are you having a difficult time building a loyal following for your art business? Are you receiving a ton of engagement from your social media accounts but no one is visiting your FASO Art Gallery? [...]


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To Get Better, Pay Someone To Criticize You!

by John P. Weiss on 11/12/2016 9:40:53 AM
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Embrace constructive criticism if you're serious about becoming a better you. It might mean paying someone to be honest, but consider it money well spent. [...]


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What To Do When the Workshop's Over, Part 1: Becoming Your Own Teacher

by Kathleen Dunphy on 11/10/2016 9:40:25 AM
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Make some room in your schedule for Quick Studies--you'll be amazed at how much you learn, what a sense of accomplishment doing these paintings will bring, and just how much fun you will have painting at a sprint! [...]


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Natural Tendencies are the Kryptonite of Painters

by Steve Atkinson on 11/4/2016 12:05:55 PM
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Every one of us comes to our art with many of our brain preferences hardwired and all our life experiences engrained. These are as unique as our fingerprints (some call it personal taste). [...]


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Lessons From The Gym: It Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

by Luann Udell on 11/3/2016 10:10:32 AM
18 Comments

The best advice for almost everything in life, is to start where you are. Take one small step forward. [...]


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Where is Your Traffic Coming From?

by Dave Nevue on 11/2/2016 11:34:00 AM
11 Comments

Traffic is important for any online business. Take the time to analyze, document, assess and modify. Doing so will guarantee growth in the long run. [...]


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The Necessity of Taking Photographs

by Sandy Askey-Adams, PSA on 10/26/2016 9:35:06 AM
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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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Am I Ready to be a Professional Artist? (Part 2)

by Zac Elletson on 10/25/2016 9:56:22 AM
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That's what being an artist is, a giant risky gamble with no guarantees... [...]


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Patience

by Steve Atkinson on 10/21/2016 10:14:05 AM
8 Comments

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. [...]


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Maximize Holiday Art Sales

by Dave Nevue on 10/19/2016 10:49:51 AM
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Be proactive now to reduce work stress for the holiday season and increase the chance of selling more art. [...]


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What We Learned In Taos About Protecting Creative Time

by Clint Watson on 10/18/2016 9:34:33 AM
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Both mastery and production require long stretches of uninterrupted creative time in your studio, so you must set limits to protect your creative time. [...]


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The Tricky Business of Art

by Heather Arenas on 10/14/2016 10:15:10 AM
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What's the difference between being an artist and being a professional artist? [...]


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Composition is King

by Zac Elletson on 10/13/2016 9:58:56 AM
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A well designed painting adequately painted is usually more interesting than a painting adequately designed and painted well. [...]


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The Business Side: How Do We Make It Fun?

by Ken Pieper on 10/10/2016 9:38:26 AM
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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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Building an Art Business- The Power of Three

by Dave Nevue on 10/5/2016 9:48:31 AM
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Just like everything in life, there is a learning experience. [...]


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Leave Room for Imagination

by Gerard Blouin on 9/29/2016 9:52:57 AM
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Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. ~Edgar Degas [...]


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How Do You Know When It's Finished?

by Carolyn Hancock on 9/23/2016 9:29:08 AM
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When you have pushed the painting and your materials further than you thought you could... [...]


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