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No Throats Will Be Cut...

by Judi Beauford on 4/26/2017 10:01:37 AM
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If you look into the past of the successful painter you will find square miles of canvas behind him. [...]


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More Opportunities

by J.R. Monks on 4/25/2017 10:33:55 AM
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The magician's hat of a painter is fascinating, new from old and endless opportunities abound if you only take the time to look. [...]


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Tools of the Trade

by Laura Pollak on 4/24/2017 9:55:48 AM
5 Comments

There are so many ways to make our lives easier on a day to day level but sometimes we don’t relate them to our art. Easily one of the best tools we have is our smart phone. [...]


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The Unexpected Way My Piano Teacher Improved My Life

by John P. Weiss on 4/22/2017 9:00:02 AM
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Only with consistency can practice produce real progress. I’ve certainly found that to be true with my art and anything worthwhile I ever pursued in life. [...]


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Fairs vs Galleries

by Crystal Rassi on 4/21/2017 9:33:51 AM
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Do fairs devalue my work? Am I an established artist if I have gallery representation? [...]


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On Marketing and Networking

by Sharon Allen on 4/19/2017 10:09:04 AM
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Time consuming as it is, this kind of networking and follow-up is essential if you want to expand your painting and photography locations, your exhibit venues, and your client base. [...]


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Painting Plein Air

by Deborah Ridgley on 4/18/2017 9:51:24 AM
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With the summer season upon us, many artist like myself are out painting in the gorgeous weather. [...]


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This Is Why Art Will Never Let You Down

by John P. Weiss on 4/15/2017 11:03:42 AM
10 Comments

...I realize just how special it is to be an artist. To be blessed with the fire of creativity in our hearts. It is a gift that stays with us, like a loyal companion, to the very end. [...]


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Discipline

by Angela Bruskotter on 4/14/2017 10:00:20 AM
29 Comments

There is a debate in the art community whether it is better to be formally trained or self-taught. [...]


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Lessons From The Move Part Deux: Getting Smaller

by Luann Udell on 4/13/2017 10:17:53 AM
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We want to spend our time doing things we love: Creating and making new work. [...]


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Master your Tools, Not Rules

by Zac Elletson on 4/10/2017 10:06:07 AM
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Your artistic license is the only rule you need to follow, and your tools should help you achieve it however you see fit. [...]


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If You Want To Be A Full Time Artist, Read This

by John P. Weiss on 4/8/2017 10:08:40 AM
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If you create art, then you’re an artist. For some, it’s a calling so deep they have to dive in full-time. If so, do it with your eyes wide open. For others, they dance with the muse while caring for their family or holding down a day job. [...]


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MUST I Attend that Art Reception?

by Sandy Askey-Adams, PSA on 4/7/2017 10:09:53 AM
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Attending an art reception is part of being involved in the art world. Every artist must have that. It will help shape the way you move forward in your professional art life or even your personal life. [...]


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The Social Media Mound

by Crystal Rassi on 4/6/2017 9:56:28 AM
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Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest etc., aren’t just media to help you sell your work and become successful, they are connections to the rest of the world where you can make a positive impact with positive conversation and positive visualization. [...]


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The Limitations of Working from Photographs and How to Compensate for Them

by Vianna Szabo on 4/5/2017 10:17:00 AM
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Photos are a great resource to work from as long as you understand their limitations. Working from life as often as possible will help you expand your ability to interpret photos into personal expression. [...]


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Workshop Success!

by Laura Pollak on 4/4/2017 10:01:18 AM
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There's nothing worse than leaving a workshop defeated... [...]


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The Overlooked Benefits Of Ruthless Editing

by John P. Weiss on 4/1/2017 11:13:31 AM
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Just like in painting and good writing, the art of ruthless editing often leads to a better product. A better life. [...]


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Beyond the Study

by William A. Schneider on 3/31/2017 10:06:21 AM
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In our journey as artists we spend a long time learning how to render. [...]


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Forget the Flowers and Hold the Wine

by Luann Udell on 3/30/2017 11:43:11 AM
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Let your art speak for itself. And let your art be the star of the show. [...]


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Lessons Learned

by Donald Fox on 3/29/2017 9:46:58 AM
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The making of art is not just about creating any singular art work; it is about committing to the practice of art and to living an artistic life. [...]


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Helpful Ways to Approach a 30 Day Painting Challenge

by Ginny Butcher on 3/27/2017 10:03:17 AM
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If you have wanted to be part of a 30 day painting challenge, but felt it was too intimidating, here are some helpful ideas for approaching it. [...]


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Why I Steal Like A Thief And You Should Too

by John P. Weiss on 3/25/2017 11:25:06 AM
20 Comments

Artwork is a lot like cursive handwriting (are schools teaching it anymore?). Students are taught the same shapes, loops, etc. But over time everyone develops their own unique hand. So it is with art. [...]


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February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

by FineArtViews on 3/23/2017 9:55:59 AM
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Our esteemed judge, Stephanie Rew has completed the judging of the February 2017 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]


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Artist Spotlight - Joe Gyurcsak

by Dave Geada on 3/22/2017 10:15:17 AM
17 Comments

Everyone faces pivotal moments in their life. The trick is you need to find the courage to follow your dreams. [...]


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Talent

by Ken Pieper on 3/21/2017 10:14:05 AM
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Art, no matter how well or great our original talent brings us, must be nurtured, fueled, enhanced, and continually learned to become the best that we can be. [...]


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Do This Every Single Day, and You’ll Succeed!

by Carolyn Henderson on 3/20/2017 10:21:28 AM
23 Comments

The artist’s work is different from a corporate CEO’s. It only makes sense that his method of doing so will be different as well. [...]


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The Surprising Value Of Anger

by John P. Weiss on 3/18/2017 6:44:37 AM
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The surprising value of anger is that, when properly channeled, it can fuel positive action and solutions. [...]


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The Story You Tell and the Power of Your Tribe

by Luann Udell on 3/16/2017 12:31:08 PM
39 Comments

The words you need to hear are already sitting in the heart of someone who may cross your path—today. [...]


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Using the Paper's Texture and Dragging Dry Pigment: At the Point of JR Monks' Brush

by J.R. Monks on 3/15/2017 10:04:24 AM
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I feel color is a powerful tool for a painter, but color alone can become cliche and elements such as texture provide a means to speak a more powerful truth about the landscape. [...]


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Hitting the Wall or Bouncing off It

by Laura Pollak on 3/14/2017 8:11:22 AM
13 Comments

So my new method of working is to keep a number of paintings on my Merry-Go-Round of an easel and hope that when the time is right, I'll see exactly what each painting needs to graduate and fly off into the world. [...]


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What Happened At The Oscars Is A Clue To Selling More Art

by John P. Weiss on 3/11/2017 9:17:13 AM
23 Comments

Yes, a professional website is important. So is building an email list, blogging about your work and leveraging social media to share your art. But in the end, it’s all about the work. [...]


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Seeking the Masterpiece

by Gayle Faucette Wisbon on 3/9/2017 9:53:18 AM
19 Comments

For whatever reason, artists are driven to create art that can make us happy, stir up strong emotions and make us think... [...]


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Artist Spotlight - Frank Ordaz

by Dave Geada on 3/8/2017 10:24:44 AM
26 Comments

Part of being successful is passionately trusting who you are and being responsible for your gifting. [...]


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Eight Key Things To Do To Get Ready For A Small Business Solo Show

by Jean McLean on 3/7/2017 9:39:14 AM
13 Comments

Do you like showing at small businesses? [...]


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The Prisoner

by John P. Weiss on 3/4/2017 12:19:22 PM
26 Comments

Letting go and acceptance can be freeing. [...]


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Little Words of Wisdom

by Luann Udell on 3/2/2017 9:47:56 AM
26 Comments

Make the work of your heart, make what lifts your heart, and get it out into the world. [...]


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Invest In Yourself

by Roberta Murray on 3/1/2017 9:56:00 AM
9 Comments

Go ahead and invest in yourself. Find a strategy that works for you, and pursue that learning with both seriousness and frivolity, but always with purpose. [...]


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The Wordless USP

by Clint Watson on 2/28/2017 10:09:48 AM
12 Comments

You're not selling insurance, you're selling art: what you need is a wordless USP. I'm redefining "USP" for artists. Your "Wordless USP" is your Unique Style of Painting. [...]


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Embrace The Nature Fix To Be Happier And More Creative

by John P. Weiss on 2/25/2017 11:47:58 AM
16 Comments

No wonder plein air painting, paint-outs, conventions and outdoor workshops have grown in popularity. Creative people have rediscovered all the healthy benefits in taking their paints outside. [...]


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January 2017 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

by FineArtViews on 2/23/2017 10:12:01 AM
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Our esteemed judge, William Suys has completed the judging of the January 2017 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]


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