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The Suffering Artist

by Eric Rhoads on 1/17/2018 9:22:15 AM

Paint like no one will ever see it, so the only person you’re pleasing is yourself. You’ll have breakthroughs unlike any you could otherwise experience. [...]


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I Hope You Dance

by Terry Cooke Hall on 1/15/2018 10:11:00 AM

If I can give you any advice to help you overcome those feelings of despair, it would be to feed your passion. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series #28

by John P. Weiss on 1/14/2018 6:20:06 AM

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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FLIP A COIN: How to Make Your New Year's Resolution Actually Work for You

by Luann Udell on 1/13/2018 6:14:01 AM

Although it looks good on paper, letting someone else decide for us is definitely not appealing. [...]


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Habits

by Clint Watson on 1/11/2018 9:56:59 AM

It's better to simply improve your painting skills every day until it is such a habit that improving your painting is just part of your character. [...]


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How Sketches Improve Your Landscapes

by Lori Woodward on 1/9/2018 9:35:06 AM

It's not uncommon for me to paint parts of the same scene several times before settling on a final composition for a larger work. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series #27

by John P. Weiss on 1/7/2018 5:12:54 AM

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 Fine Art of Discovery

by Jeanne Rosier Smith on 1/5/2018 9:20:19 AM

Painting with no map, I lost my preoccupation with where I was going, and I had to just look around and pay attention to where I was in the painting at every moment. It's terrifying, but also completely exciting to discover a new way of painting after 20 years. [...]


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The Police Report, The Novel, and The Poem

by Keith Bond on 1/4/2018 9:37:57 AM

What kind of art do you create? What kind of art do you want to create? [...]


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Painting Luminous Skies

by Lori Woodward on 1/2/2018 9:28:14 AM

We artists never really stop learning - our nature is to keenly observe life around us, color, shadow and "the way things look". [...]


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The Life of Art, Series #26

by John P. Weiss on 12/29/2017 10:13:53 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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On The Verge

by Keith Bond on 12/27/2017 10:24:40 AM
3 Comments

Being ‘in the zone’ does not guarantee great results and great art does not need to be created while ‘in the zone’. [...]


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My Success Story

by Lori Woodward on 12/26/2017 7:48:55 AM
21 Comments

I enjoy learning from those who know vastly more than I do, and finally, I constantly work at improving both my artwork and my writing skills. None of it is easy; none of it is quick, but it’s been an exciting ride and I’m grateful. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series #25

by John P. Weiss on 12/24/2017 6:37:01 AM
3 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: Those Who Teach, DO.

by Luann Udell on 12/23/2017 5:24:55 AM
4 Comments

We truly live in an age where the old “Those who can’t do, teach” maxim has been flipped on its head. Now we can truly say, “Those who teach, DO.” [...]


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The Art of Failure

by Keith Bond on 12/22/2017 9:26:08 AM

You must create if you want to improve. You will have failures, but they are necessary stepping stones. [...]


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Passive Income Models That Pay You Back

by Lori Woodward on 12/19/2017 9:37:19 AM
23 Comments

When we artists try to navigate all the new ways to market work - with social media postings, website sales, blogs and newsletters, it’s nearly impossible to focus on the business of actually creating our art. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series #24

by John P. Weiss on 12/17/2017 5:27:02 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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25 Random Things About Me (And You!) Revisited

by Luann Udell on 12/16/2017 5:04:31 AM
16 Comments

Some of the very things you take for granted are AMAZING to other people. [...]


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Show Don't Tell

by Clint Watson on 12/14/2017 9:13:21 AM
3 Comments

Telling us a story is boring, showing us one is riveting. [...]


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Advantages of Passive Income For Artists

by Lori Woodward on 12/12/2017 9:33:56 AM
26 Comments

Simplify Your Marketing Efforts [...]


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The Life of Art, Series #23

by John P. Weiss on 12/10/2017 5:35:28 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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The Most Important W Of All Part Two: Getting to the Heart of Your Art

by Luann Udell on 12/9/2017 5:23:20 AM
10 Comments

Be relentless in your search for your truth. [...]


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The "Thank You" Card

by Keith Bond on 12/8/2017 9:43:56 AM
14 Comments

Don’t underestimate the value of the “Thank You” card or other personalized cards. [...]


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Marketing, Mastery and Magic Moments

by Clint Watson on 12/7/2017 11:08:19 AM
9 Comments

So before you get too obsessed with the pace of reaching the end goal, enjoy where you are. Enjoy your craft. Enjoy each of those little moments that are piling up underneath you. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series #22

by John P. Weiss on 12/3/2017 6:12:18 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 Most Important W Of All

by Luann Udell on 12/2/2017 6:01:05 AM
17 Comments

We actually already know how to write a press release. It was drilled into us early on: The five W’s “who-what-when-where-why: and sometimes “how”. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series #21

by John P. Weiss on 11/26/2017 5:14:53 AM
12 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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A Brush with Death

by Zac Elletson on 11/22/2017 9:32:21 AM
22 Comments

With hard work, a positive attitude, and purposeful intent, the universe will provide the means to realize ones goals. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series #20

by John P. Weiss on 11/19/2017 5:25:20 AM
8 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 John P. Weiss' Book: An Artful Life

by FineArtViews on 11/17/2017 9:33:22 AM
11 Comments

Whether you're a seasoned pro, or a noble "weekend warrior", by the time you finish this book, you will be inspired like never before to stand before your easel and get on with the important work of making the world a better place for all of us. [...]


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Commissions - Are They Right For you?

by Lori Woodward on 11/14/2017 9:27:21 AM
11 Comments

While commissions can be lucrative, they're not always as joyful as painting for yourself. So whether you take them on or not, depends on what types of work you're capable of, and how much tolerance you have for letting clients direct the content of your artwork. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series #19

by John P. Weiss on 11/12/2017 5:33:57 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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Using A Limited Palette -- Part 2

by Kathleen Dunphy on 11/10/2017 9:03:47 AM
5 Comments

Although I use a limited palette for my paintings, I always start out by mixing puddles of several colors before I start the actual painting. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series #18

by John P. Weiss on 11/4/2017 5:17:17 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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Keeping It Simple-- Using A Limited Palette

by Kathleen Dunphy on 11/3/2017 9:33:29 AM
15 Comments

There are certainly countless artists out there who use extensive palettes and get beautiful results, and my selection of pigments is just one way to approach painting. But if you have never used a limited palette, give this a try- you might be surprised with the results and be able to bypass all those rows of paint in the art store next time. [...]


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The Triple Impact

by Keith Bond on 11/1/2017 9:06:10 AM
12 Comments

Your work is competing against many other equally great artists. To have the advantage of capturing a collector’s attention, you should consider how well you understand and utilize the triple effect. [...]


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Who Are You; Who Were You?

by Lori Woodward on 10/31/2017 8:37:09 AM
14 Comments

Beware of changing your art simply to emulate others who seem more successful than you. After all, each of us is unique, and we can take advantage of that. [...]


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Mere Shadows of Halloween, Art and Gentlemen

by Clint Watson on 10/30/2017 10:06:13 AM
17 Comments

So while the rest of the world is content with a simple "Happy Halloween", we present you with our following commentary on Halloween, Gentlemen and Art... [...]


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The Life of Art, Series #17

by John P. Weiss on 10/29/2017 9:20:32 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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