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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Takayuki Harada

Artist Takayuki Harada is a rising master of drawing and painting. He notes that he is primarily a self-taught artist - having focused on Japanese literature during his academic years. His devotion to literature is reflected by the powerful visual narratives that are present in his paintings. As suggested by Informed Collector, Takayuki Harada's paintings evoke a special introspective moment - delighting viewers with soft and gentle lighting. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Nancy Paris Pruden, Ann Lawson, Ishwar Malleret

For this round of Staff Picks we had art critic Brian Sherwin (Editor of The Art Edge) and Gayle Faucette Wisbon select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: Nancy Paris Pruden, Ann Lawson, Ishwar Malleret [...]

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Pareto's Principle

It works the same in art. 80 percent of our sales come from 20 percent of our dealers. At outdoor art shows, the 80/20 Rule applies in full force. Only a few of the people coming in your booth are buyers, the rest are just lookers. Itís up to you to weed out those willing to spend money from the tire kickers. [...]

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Richard Lindenberg - homage to the land

'Garrapata Light' by Richard Lindenberg was selected as a FAV 15% in the July 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Heartfelt Words About Art Marketing

Why has the tradition of patronage not grown? The reason is the failure on the part of the artist to understand that their future will come from those who are willing to support them as they move forward with their dreams. [...]

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Kimberly Reed-Deemer - intensity of purpose and action

'Iron Ladies' and 'The Iron Sculptor' by Kimberly Reed-Deemer were selected as FAV 15% in BoldBrush Painting Competitions. [...]

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Your Artful Amplifiers

Listen, you don't have to beg. Instead, do what we tell artists over...and over...and over: focus on your existing fans. [...]

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Terry Crum - riveting series

'Saturday' by Terry Crum was selected as a FAV 15% in the July 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Low Tech Auction

They donít sell for huge sums of money, but I am making enough on them that it does make economic sense to sell them in this manner when I have one that I want to sell. The price does vary a bit from painting to painting, but if I were to sell 3 or 4 a week at the average price they are going for, it would be sizeable amount at the end of the year. [...]

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Jaye Williamson - weaves stories into graphite drawings

'Running the Horses' and 'The Ironsmith' by Jaye Williamson were selected as FAV 15% in August 2013 and in April 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competitions. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Dean Buhler, Michael John Ashcroft, Neil Carroll

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 these artists: Dean Buhler, Michael John Ashcroft, Neil Carroll [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Leslie DuPratt

Artist Leslie DuPratt places society and human behavior under the scope. Her paintings -- which thrive on satire -- explore the multifaceted lives of modern women. She notes that she often uses herself as a model for the adult female characters in her paintings -- describing said choice as a step beyond the self-portraits that artists typically do as an exercise. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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September 2013 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Scott Jones has completed the judging of the September 2013 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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Roseann Munger - life unfolding

'Herding Down the Wash' and 'Splashes' by Roseann Munger were selected as FAV 15% in the July and August 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competitions. [...]

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Not Fitting Into The Box

So in my case I learned that not fitting within a certain genre was more difficult in the beginning, but actually helped me stand out. Within the last 2 years, I have noticed my style has begun to find an audience. The magazines have started to take notice and I even started to get into to some juried shows. I feel I am finally carving out a little place in the art world for my style. I realized that not fitting into the box was actually a blessing in disguise. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Frank Ordaz

Artist Frank Ordaz is known for his oil portrait and landscape paintings. Informed Collector has described his work as 'spirited' and 'expressive' -- noting his delightful color palette. Frank is humble concerning his exploration as an artist. He has stated, "I am still finding my "Voice" and experimenting...so you will see many hits and misses but the journey started is whats important to me right now." [...]

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Of Fear and Faith

The things we fear are often generated from imagination, not from reality, and since we have no way to verify how realistic those fears are, ask yourself what's the percentage chance they are likely to come true. [...]

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Joy Hartl - exquisite close-ups

'Iris Beauty 1' by Joy Hartl was selected as a FAV 15% in the August 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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One Simple Trick to Get More Customers

When your "gold panning" rewards you with a customer, treat her well and send those thank you notes. [...]

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Bonnie Junell - lighthearted

'Early morning poppies' by Bonnie Junell was selected as a FAV 15% in the August 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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You, Tu, Can Make a YouTube Video

So here is point number 1: if youíre going to make a YouTube video, then put out a quality product. While it doesnít have to look like a Peter Jackson film, it needs to be more than a screen shot of whatever it is that youíre talking about, with flashing red arrows as you, in the background, figure out what you are going to say. [...]

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Two Way Street

The challenge for artists is always to present their work to their audience in the most effective ways possible while remaining true to their personal ideals as creative individuals. It can be a balancing act, but by first developing a strong vision and then remaining true to that vision the communication of that vision will take care of itself. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Eight Exercises Guaranteed to Stimulate Your Creativity

Write down your view of how your creativity should be as if it were that way today and review in your mind a visual representation to begin each day. I learned this in a recent seminar at the Pacific Institute. I highly recommend visualizing your future the way it should be. Warning: This will make your subconscious uncomfortable enough to move you in the right direction, so hold onto your seat. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Sue Donaldson

Artist Sue Donaldson is known for exploring several directions with her art. For example, Sue often experiments with assemblage art, abstract painting, and encaustic techniques. Additionally, she has created a number of contemporary landscape paintings. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Lenore Prud'Homme, Sue Foell, Antoinette Cammarata

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 these artists: Lenore Prud'Homme, Sue Foell, Antoinette Cammarata [...]

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Diane Overmyer - beauty of the world

The Harvest Field by Diane Overmyer was selected as a FAV 15% in the June 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Cul-de-sac Career

Dreams do come true for those of us who dare to daydream. I know it sounds like platitudes, but these statements are true. I hope to hear from you in a few months saying you decided to no longer accept defeat and have elected to be successful. You found your way out of the cul-de-sac onto the Interstate, zipping along with the top down and the wind blowing in your hair. [...]

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Hoops

Think about this: if the power goes off in the middle of the night, can you walk from your bedroom to the kitchen without running into something? And if you have a guest at your house that night the power goes off, would they be able to make it to the kitchen unscathed? I will venture a "yes" to the first part, and a "no" to the second. Knowing something like the back of your hand plays a big part in the art of navigation. [...]

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Victor Schiro - dynamic

'Songdog Ranch Arroyo 2' by Victor Schiro was selected as a Finalist in the August 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Jill Carver

Artist Jill Carver is known for creating painterly oil landscapes. Jill is a process focused painter -- she embraces the experience of painting. In other words, she is not overly interested in the finished work as a product - she is more interested in the knowledge and observation gained throughout the entire process of painting a piece. Jill notes that her landscape paintings walk a fine line between abstraction and realism. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Sharon Will, Sharon Mantor, Margi Lucena

For this round of Staff Picks we had Carrie Turner (Editor of FineArtViews) select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: Sharon Will, Sharon Mantor, Margi Lucena [...]

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Seahawk Wang-Radojcic - full of life

'Competition to Golden Arches in Harlem' by Seahawk Wang-Radojcic was selected as a Finalist in the August 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The "6C's" of Art Sales

The secret to high art sales, which must be done IN ORDER: craving -> creativity -> competence -> community -> conversations -> commerce [...]

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Laurie Kersey - master of many subjects

'Big Brother Little Brother' by Laurie Kersey was selected as a Finalist in the August 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Role of Student vs. Instructor

An instructor can give example after example, theory after theory Ďtil heís blue in the face. He can encourage, correct, praise, and push the student. He can walk the student step by step through the process while holding the studentís hand. But none of this will lead to the student learning anything until the student takes responsibility to learn. That doesnít take responsibility away from the teacher, though. It takes both for learning to occur. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Elizabeth Pollie - transcending the ordinary

'Street Smart' by Elizabeth Pollie was selected as a Finalist in the August 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Letting Go... So We Can Become Something Else

But most of it is, I know who I am, and what Iíve done. And to make room for something new to come in, I have to let go of needing to ďproveĒ to strangers that Iím somebody with skills. [...]

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