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The Importance of Being Ready

by Mark Brockman on 10/23/2017 9:57:05 AM
7 Comments

Inspiration comes when it wants to, it can be a fleeting thing, so we need to act on it when it's there and make the best use of it when we can. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series # 16

by John P. Weiss on 10/22/2017 6:25:56 AM
6 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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Artful Procrastination

by Clint Watson on 10/19/2017 9:57:03 AM
11 Comments

If, to maximize your chances of creating great art, you have to pursue inspiration every time it strikes and, if you never know when it's going to strike, then, to produce great work, you will, necessarily have to "blow off" some tasks if you want to take advantage of that inspiration. [...]


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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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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
45 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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Making and Selling Giclee Prints - Part 1

by Lori Woodward on 10/3/2017 9:50:54 AM
22 Comments

Leveraging Income From One Original [...]


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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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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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Wearing Two Hats - But Only One At A Time

by Lori Woodward on 9/19/2017 9:58:09 AM
17 Comments

There is certainly a time for training and practice for athletes and artists, but there should also be a time where the artist, after having practiced and experimented, can just “Go With The FLOW”. [...]


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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