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Painting in Monochrome

One of the best ways to become comfortable with painting in oil, watercolor, and acrylic is to use two colors and work monochromatically. [...]

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Oil Painting Blacks

Oil Painting Blacks [...]

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Zorn Palette and Color Chart

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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"Passages" As An Artist

The risk is that I might fail or no one will like it. But the "risky" is also that I will discover a whole new me in my painting! [...]

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Necessity Is The Mother of Invention

How do you store your tubes of paint? [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Brian Slawson

Artist Brian Slawson creates engaging contemporary realist paintings that provoke a sense of nostalgia. His impressive urban and landscape paintings capture the essence of a time and place. Each painting offers a tantalizing sense of mystery, mood and visual storytelling. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Richard Horrocks, Brian Slawson, Hannah Merson

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Richard Horrocks, Brian Slawson, Hannah Merson [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Pamela Gatens, Robin Jorgensen, Brigitte Balbinot

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Pamela Gatens, Robin Jorgensen, Brigitte Balbinot [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Mark Farina

Artist Mark Farina creates beautifully rendered paintings. Mark has explored numerous subjects in his studio. His still life paintings capture a sense of magic and reverence. The same can be said of his exquisite landscape paintings. The viewer is invited to observe extraordinary moments in these seemingly ordinary scenes. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Tai-Meng Lim, Denise Gilroy, Tracy Ference

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Tai-Meng Lim, Denise Gilroy, Tracy Ference [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Johanna Harmon

Artist Johanna Harmon has established a strong body of exquisite oil paintings. Johanna's emphasis is on the clarification of visual intention. This approach is strengthened by her ability to nurture the overall painted subject. This pivotal understanding defines her work. It serves as the foundation of her direction in the studio. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Johanna Harmon, Wilf Tilley, Victoria Castillo

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Johanna Harmon, Wilf Tilley, Victoria Castillo [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Richard Christian Nelson

Artist Richard Christian Nelson notes that he is endlessly fascinated by people. His fantastic portrait paintings are the end result of this dedicated sense of fascination. He considers it a privilege and challenge to capture the essence of the sitter on canvas. Richard's direction is strengthened by his embrace of painterly realism. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Bruce Hancock, Amanda Fish, Mark Farina

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Bruce Hancock, Amanda Fish, Mark Farina [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Don Yang

Artist Don Yang is a prominent art instructor. He teaches oil painting, figure drawing and artistic anatomy at the American Academy of Art. Don's exquisite portrait paintings capture the strength of his sitter. The character of his subject shines through with every stroke of the brush. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Don Yang, Lauren Bass, Richard Christian Nelson

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Don Yang, Lauren Bass, Richard Christian Nelson [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Laura den Hertog

Artist Laura den Hertog strives to explore the limitless capacity of the quiet hero. She peels back the layers of social expectations in order to reveal the quiet hero living beneath the surface of every woman. Her work is a celebration of the strength of womanhood. The fortitude of individualism shines throughout her body of work. In a sense, Laura creates art that is more than a pretty face. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Benjamin Wu, W.F. James, Dan Bodelson

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Benjamin Wu, W.F. James, Dan Bodelson [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Stuart Fullerton

Artist Stuart Fullerton is best known for his landscapes and figure paintings. His figures and portraits are packed with raw emotion. The psychological quality of these works offer a point of introspection. The viewer is beckoned to search inward as she gazes upon these striking images. In a sense, Stuart's work is a bold examination of the human condition. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: John Philbin Dolan, Charlene M. Brown, Laura den Hertog

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: John Philbin Dolan, Charlene M. Brown, Laura den Hertog [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Ron Griswold

Artist Ron Griswold has explored numerous subjects and themes in his art studio. However, he is arguably best known for his work involving the male figure. Ron's oil paintings offer a tantalizing sense of wonderment. Elements of fantasy are present throughout his body of work. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Ran Wu, Ron Griswold, Stuart Fullerton

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Ran Wu, Ron Griswold, Stuart Fullerton [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Benji Alexander Palus, Rick Graham, Jeffrey Lake

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Benji Alexander Palus, Rick Graham, Jeffrey Lake [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Catherine Jeffrey

Artist Catherine Jeffrey is known for creating eye-catching cityscape paintings. Her impressive body of work explores the structural landscape while establishing an atmospheric sense of mood. She also likes to capture the transformation that happens at night, when reflected light creates abstract images distorted by neon lights and traffic. Her work forces the viewer to think about the emotional energy one can experience at a specific moment or place while exploring a city. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Fred Dingler, Susan C. Tolliver, Julie Bradbury-Bennett

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Fred Dingler, Susan C. Tolliver, Julie Bradbury-Bennett [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Carole Rafferty, Catherine Jeffrey, Sharleen Boaden

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Carole Rafferty, Catherine Jeffrey, Sharleen Boaden [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Kristi Grussendorf, Ingrid E. Albrecht, Michele Byrne

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Kristi Grussendorf, Ingrid E. Albrecht, Michele Byrne [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Tammy Callens, Mary Pettis, Lynn Rank Henry

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Tammy Callens, Mary Pettis, Lynn Rank Henry [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Elena Katsyura

Artist Elena Katsyura's approach to painting is influenced by the traditions of the Russian realist school and French Impressionism. Elena strives to capture the beauty of pleasant moments caught in time. Her still life paintings reveal the sense of wonder one can experience while examining everyday objects. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Greg Budwine, Zachery Elletson, Elena Katsyura

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Greg Budwine, Zachery Elletson, Elena Katsyura [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Matt Linz

Artist Matt Linz is known for working in a loose, painterly style. His paintings soulfully express the complex emotions of his subjects. Matt notes that the knowledge and understanding gained from a life-painting session is invaluable to his development as an artist. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Sarah Yeoman, Kay Reinke, Shiva Wheeler

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Sarah Yeoman, Kay Reinke, Shiva Wheeler [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Michele del Pilar

Artist Michele del Pilar boldly captures the unique nature and personality of her subjects. She takes great joy in rising to meet the challenge of capturing the unique nature and personality of her sitters. Michele is particularly inspired by variations of light and the influence it has on color. This interest is carried over when she explores still life painting. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Vittorio Dangelico, Michele del Pilar, Lisa Kovvuri

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Vittorio Dangelico, Michele del Pilar, Lisa Kovvuri [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Michelle Valborg Kondos

Artist Michelle Valborg Kondos is an award-winning landscape and portrait painter. She is currently focused on plein air landscapes of the Anza-Borrego desert. It should be stressed that Michelle's visually striking portrait paintings have stood the test of time. Her portraiture offers a charming glimpse of the subjects personality. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Dilleen Marsh, Matt Linz, William Schneider

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Dilleen Marsh, Matt Linz, William Schneider [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Lisa Boardwine

Artist Lisa Boardwine's abstract paintings are marked by an intriguing use of layered textures and color. She embraces an intuitive process in order to establish what she describes as a history of surface. In a sense, she builds the painting up while tearing other sections down -- excavating to recreate a sense of the mysterious through many layers of media. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Lisa Boardwine, Jora Nelstein, Laurie DeVault

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Lisa Boardwine, Jora Nelstein, Laurie DeVault [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Scott Harding

Artist Scott Harding is fascinated by the effect of light on the world around us. He marvels over the fact that a moment in time -- captured by color and composition -- can strike an emotional chord within the viewer. Harding seizes the challenge of capturing his view of the world on canvas. Each painting serves as a timeless reminder of his passion for life. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Michelle Kondos, Charlene Brown, Scott Harding

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Michelle Kondos, Charlene Brown, Scott Harding [...]

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