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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists [...]

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July 2012 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Lori Woodward has completed the judging of the July 2012 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Derek Harrison, Erin Lunstrum Pietsch, Rose-Marie Goodwin

For this round of Staff Picks we had three staff members select images that have been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists. [...]

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Ted Smuskiewicz - powerful, provocative paintings

2 Award Winners for Ted Smuskiewicz! 'Loading Dock' was selected as a Finalist in the June 2012 Raymar Art Painting Competition. 'Terror' was selected as a Finalist in the July 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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5 Tips For Creativity On Demand

In order to make a living as an artist you must learn to be creative on demand. In other words, you cannot afford to wait for inspiration to hit or wait for a creative mood. [...]

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A Different Path

Anyway... my approach and wish for my website are at odds with the 'norm' that everyone seems to be following, I know. I'm not interested in the least in 'traffic' as many are. What I have always wanted to get out of the Internet is a chance to connect...to have conversations...to meet people. A connecting of minds, without any pretense or third party involvement. This challenge became the game. [...]

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Tibor Nagy - gorgeous paintings!

'After the Rain' by Tibor Nagy was selected as a Finalist in the June 2012 Raymar Art Painting Competition. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Neil Carroll, Rusty Jones, Mary Maxam

Artist Gayle Faucette Wisbon has selected three works of art featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists. [...]

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Don Biehn - wintertime elegantly displayed

'Winter Color' by Don Biehn was selected as a Finalist in the June 2012 Raymar Art Painting Competition. [...]

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What to Say in Your E-mail Newsletter

Of course you have something to talk about! You create art, don't you? You put it places, sell it to people, send it to shows, have a reason behind why you painted those two particular horses or sculpted a dog eating oranges. So let other people know about it all. [...]

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Michael DeVore - engaging palette

'Chile Ristra' by Michael DeVore was selected as a Finalist in the June 2012 Raymar Art Painting Competition. [...]

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Making the Choice

Artists are told many things about the way the world is, about who they are, and how worthy their work may or may not be. It takes a lot of courage sometimes to continue in the face of what seems like never-ending negativity. But, we have that ultimate freedom. We are free to choose what we think and how we respond to those “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,” which may neither be arrows nor outrageous. We have the power to choose wisely. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Karen Luke

Artist Karen Luke is known for creating psychologically charged works of art that often have a surreal quality. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Scott Tallman Powers, Karen Bruson, Jill Banks

Clint Watson, founder of www.faso.com, has selected three works of art featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists. [...]

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Forum Friday: Discussions from the BrushBuzz art forum 8-24-12

This article points to recent questions and discussions posted on the BrushBuzz Art Forum. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Stephanie Heit, Peter Justl, Pete Bagnolo

Art critic Brian Sherwin has selected three works of art featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists [...]

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It Takes 3 Days and 30 Years

I am a "speedy" type. It is an ideal day for me in the studio if I fill the entire canvas with paint, judge it to be close to my goals, with finishing touches applied the next day - adding maybe a dot or two several days later when I have a fresh eye. Other people make spectacular decisions (and paintings) by taking the time to ponder and consider and "edge into" their decisions and their creations. Neither methodology is right or wrong - just different. [...]

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William Wray - surreal, dramatic edge

'Monolith' by William Wray was selected as a Finalist in the June 2012 Raymar Art Painting Competition. [...]

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Email Newsletters are the New Hub

Nobody will visit your website until they know it exists. So you have to tell people, repeatedly, about it. And email is the simplest, most effective way you can put yourself into one of the “big three” places that most people check every day. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Angie Rees

Concerning her artwork, Angie Rees has said, "I derive my inspiration from children - their ideas, their dreams, and their unconditional willingness to suspend their disbelief and go for an adventure." [...]

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End of the Trail

Don’t cling on when your physical skills go away. Just to say, I’m an artist, is not enough - you need to be able to maintain an acceptable level. As Kenny Rogers sings, you have to learn when to hold ‘em, when to fold ‘em and then when to walk away. [...]

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J.M. Brodrick - classy, polished fine art

'The Jackson Pollock' by J.M. Brodrick was awarded Best of Show in the June 2012 Raymar Art Painting Competition. [...]

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Image

For painters that choose to write about their work, it can be an interesting challenge to describe the painting in words. A literal description would simply be telling the reader what is in the painting. The trick is to show the reader with language that appeals to the senses and with figurative language that appeals to the imagination. [...]

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Karen Andrews - bright colors and fluidity of shapes

'Untitled' by Karen Andrews was selected as a Finalist in the June 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Talking about Yourself: Your E-mail Newsletter

Those of you who run your website through FASO are like Dorothy and her ruby red slippers -- you already have the means and technical support to get back to Kansas and generate an online newsletter, with all sorts of useful options like an automated notice to you whenever someone signs up for your newsletter, statistics on who opened your newsletter, and an ongoing list of your subscribers and their e-mails. If you do not have a FASO account, check into your website host and see what they have to offer. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Mary Rork-Watson, Dan Michael, Cheryl Waale

Carrie Turner, Editor of FineArtViews, has selected three works of art featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Marie Donze

Artist Marie Donze explores reverse painting on glass with a process that she calls Fusion ReverSoul. [...]

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Bob Richey - pastels that are a visual treat

'July Wheat' by Bob Richey was selected as Outstanding Pastel in the June 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Practice Your Art

Neither musicians nor athletes perform without a lot of practice. In most cases more time is spent practicing than performing. Yet, many visual artists think that once they reach the professional level, they no longer need practice. Many have the false idea that they can perform each time they enter their studio to create. [...]

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Art Gallery Representation: Some factors to consider. Part 4 - Experience

I have covered several factors with this series: distance, art pricing and materials. In this edition I will tackle another important factor – that being, experience. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Wilf Tilley, Filomena Booth, David Jonason

Artist Gayle Faucette Wisbon has selected three works of art featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. [...]

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Forum Friday: Discussions from the BrushBuzz art forum 8-17-12

Some recent questions / discussions from the BrushBuzz Art Forum: [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Sue Foell

Sue Foell has stated that her passion for oil painting is fueled by the excitement she feels when attempting to capture the life of her subject on canvas. Her paintings are known for their rich color and confident brushstrokes. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists [...]

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Every Painting Has a Story

If you are an artist, you know what I'm talking about. If you're not but can identify, you also have a gift...the gift of seeing, feeling. I believe that the gifts we receive should also be dispersed to others in every way we can. That's how we can tell the story and honor the blessing of the "one thing". [...]

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Don't Be A Hater

We can spend our whole lives hating the state of art in America, modern art, represenational art, galleries, and everything else we deem problematic in the art world. But does this help anyone? Are our opinions on these matters greater than teaching others about our world and how we create our art? [...]

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Angie Rees - a world filled with fantasy and wonderment

'The Maestro' by Angie Rees was selected as Outstanding Acrylic in the June 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Getting Back to Basics - Clint's New Blog and Newsletter

Eventually, FineArtViews grew up, attracted better writers, moved to its own professional domain, and now, everything is right with the world...except one thing...I no longer have a place to offer my own, raw, less-polished musings about the art world. [...]

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The Things We Leave Behind

What comes after, whatever is made of our efforts, when we are gone, whatever it is those others who come after will understand, will be what serves their need, not ours. [...]

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