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Workshopping Around

by Steve Atkinson on 1/24/2017 9:48:28 AM

I don’t care who you are, we all can grow by taking classes from other artists... [...]

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Minimalism And The Art Of Creative Success

by John P. Weiss on 1/21/2017 9:57:18 AM

In the end, consider using minimalism to help you. Strip away the superfluous from you life, if you can, and hone in on your art. Your one, main thing. [...]

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The Value of Workshops

by Sharon Allen on 1/20/2017 9:43:59 AM

Regardless of your skill level there is much to be gained by taking a workshop with peers now and then. [...]

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Many Hands Make Life Work

by Luann Udell on 1/19/2017 9:52:22 AM

When people come together to accomplish a task, the energy is amazing! [...]

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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

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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How To Defeat Creative Stagnancy And Grow

by John P. Weiss on 1/14/2017 1:22:41 PM

Remember, Rome was not built in a day. Renewing and reinventing yourself may take time. Be patient, stick to your habits and routine. [...]

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Lights Off to Reveal Values

by Vianna Szabo on 1/12/2017 10:22:37 AM

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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Artist Spotlight - Jeremy Lipking

by Dave Geada on 1/11/2017 10:17:03 AM

Stark, vivid and emotive are just a few of the words that we would use to describe artist Jeremy Lipking’s work. [...]

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Finding Calm On The Seas Of Creativity

by John P. Weiss on 1/7/2017 12:00:13 PM

As the new year unfolds, rededicate yourself to producing the best art you can. Study, work hard, push yourself, but stay calm and have fun along the way. [...]

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Your Next Studio

by Luann Udell on 1/5/2017 10:18:44 AM

The beauty, the real blessing of many studio moves, is nothing is ever going to hold you back for very long. You learn what to keep, and what you can let go of. [...]

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When There Are No Words

by Angela Bruskotter on 1/3/2017 10:30:32 AM

An artist communicates with their art.....It is a conversation without words, yet still clearly communicated, if done well. [...]

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Art Does Not Speak for Itself

by Jerry Hardesty on 1/2/2017 10:56:41 AM

As artists, how can we prepare ourselves to write and talk about our work? [...]

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Being Ready

by Mark Brockman on 12/30/2016 10:56:54 AM

It's like inspiration, you can't wait for it- then work, you need to work so when inspiration comes you are ready. [...]

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The Gift Wrapper

by John P. Weiss on 12/24/2016 10:49:14 AM

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats... [...]

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November 2016 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

by FineArtViews on 12/23/2016 9:57:27 AM
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Our esteemed judge, Jim Wodark has completed the judging of the November 2016 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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I Don't Care About Your Materials

by Luann Udell on 12/22/2016 10:28:19 AM

Just like a good artist statement, your explanation of your choices should make the client want to go back and take a closer look at your work. [...]

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Accomplish More in 2017 By Focusing on One Area

by Dave Nevue on 12/21/2016 10:48:03 AM

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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How Rejection Helps

by Carolyn Hancock on 12/20/2016 10:00:14 AM

Why Rejection Is Good... [...]

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What Sully (Captain Sullenberger) Can Teach Artists

by Sue Flanagan on 12/19/2016 10:06:35 AM

So, follow your passion, get the appropriate training and mentoring, evaluate your work regularly, and put in a lot of quality time. [...]

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Why People Pay Good Money To Brand Themselves

by John P. Weiss on 12/17/2016 12:27:08 PM

Art is in the eyes of the beholder.... [...]

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How Do You Fit Creative Time Into Your Life?

by Christine Marx on 12/16/2016 10:11:59 AM

How do I squeeze more creative time into my week? [...]

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Washing Away The Dust Of Everyday Life

by John P. Weiss on 12/10/2016 10:43:45 AM

In artwork we see an effort to reveal beauty, hope and self expression from the deepest regions of our spirit. [...]

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Zorn Palette and Color Chart

by Aaron Westerberg on 12/9/2016 9:44:26 AM

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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All Filled Up and Nowhere To Go

by Luann Udell on 12/8/2016 9:37:47 AM

I’ve learned that sometimes, when we procrastinate endlessly, there can be very small obstacles holding us back. [...]

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Again, Don't Neglect Art History

by Donald Fox on 12/5/2016 10:39:50 AM

Many artists hone their craft by emulating or paying homage to a predecessor. More than one of the greatest artists have looked to the past as a way of moving forward with their work. [...]

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Finding the Wow

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

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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by Michelle Belto on 11/30/2016 10:31:47 AM

Maybe our personal turnarounds are the result of all of those days of going back into the studio when the ideas don’t materialize and the work doesn’t sell. [...]

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Sins of the Father

by John P. Weiss on 11/26/2016 11:13:51 AM

We are what we do. Not what we think, not what we say, not what we feel. We are what we do. [...]

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October 2016 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

by FineArtViews on 11/25/2016 9:49:39 AM
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Our esteemed judge, Jennifer Diehl has completed the judging of the October 2016 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving - We Give Thanks for Artists

by Clint Watson on 11/23/2016 10:10:14 AM

Your work transcends your studio and speaks to the world, to humanity, to future generations. Your artwork moves our souls, brings us to laughter and to tears. [...]

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Seeing the Pattern

by William A. Schneider on 11/21/2016 10:02:04 AM

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

Workshops are an important opportunity to continue to grow as an artist. [...]

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The Newlywed Game

by Luann Udell on 11/17/2016 10:04:07 AM

Our role as artists is even more important than ever...It’s even more important to help others see the true beauty of this world. [...]

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To Get Better, Pay Someone To Criticize You!

by John P. Weiss on 11/12/2016 9:40:53 AM

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

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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The Personal, Timely, Relevant Marketing Framework

by Clint Watson on 11/8/2016 11:25:53 AM

But how do you start or grow or nurture a group of committed fans? How do you lead your "tribe"? By being personal, timely and relevant. [...]

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10 Tips for Fearless Painting

by Kim VanDerHoek on 11/7/2016 10:10:15 AM

So many aspects of painting are about control because we artists are trying really hard to create a decent painting. Control is difficult to let go of. [...]

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The Flower Thief

by John P. Weiss on 11/5/2016 10:27:44 AM

The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them... [...]

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Natural Tendencies are the Kryptonite of Painters

by Steve Atkinson on 11/4/2016 12:05:55 PM

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

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

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