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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Keep Your Blinders On

I have found art to be a jealous mistress. She wants your full attention or her jealousy will find a way to destroy your life. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Shirley Fachilla

Artist Shirley Fachilla often works wet-on-wet -- finishing her oil paintings in one session. Shirley explores a number of subjects within the context of her painting practice. Her paintings, be it a figure painting or landscape, reveals the essence of time... capturing a moment that pleases the eye. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Dennis Simmons, Darrel Morris, Richard Johnson

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: Dennis Simmons, Darrel Morris, Richard Johnson [...]

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Otto Sturcke - lush, saturated color

'Taos Terracotta' by Otto Sturcke was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the September 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Spotlight On: Phil Couture

'Maiko Satohana' by Phil Couture was selected Best of Show in the October 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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James Gaar - introspection and balance

'Still Life with Sifter' by James Gaar was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the September 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Looking 30 Years Ahead

When you think in terms of a long time perspective, it changes everything. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Martha Gibson

Artist Martha Gibson is known for creating works that involve assemblage, found objects, and other forms of mixed media. Martha's thought-provoking work explores various aspects of memory. Her work offers viewers a psychological feast - be it a search for the past or the remembrance of a childhood toy. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: John Wentz, Jose Lopez, Suzan Buckner

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: John Wentz, Jose Lopez, Suzan Buckner [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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October 2013 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, William A. Schneider has completed the judging of the October 2013 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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Poppy Balser - gorgeous values and hues

'Brier Island Seascape' by Poppy Balser was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the September 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Letting Go: The Bigger Picture

We must remind ourselves that the nature of DOING our best work also means we never actually "get there". Like so much in life, "doing our best" isn't a goal. It's a practice. And in the practice are the gifts. [...]

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The Beautiful Side of Facebook

The important thing here is that I work harder in the studio now that I have the opportunity to exhibit my work online by sharing with friends on Facebook. My work is improving because of that fact. Sure, I'm not as good as many of the artists I follow on Facebook, but I'm growing - and I see my friends' expertise and growth, as well. It's all very edifying! [...]

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Zoey Frank - ethereal, alluring portraiture

'Shim's Kitchen' by Zoey Frank was awarded 3rd Place in the September 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Arrogance versus Confidence

Even if he is good, why reward pride, conceit, and self-satisfaction? Surely, somewhere, there is an artist, equally good, who deserves praise and accolade not only because of his skill, but because of his warm, generous, openhanded, encouraging attitude? [...]

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Scott Kiche - expressive use of light and shadow

'Summer Lemons' by Scott Kiche was awarded the The BoldBrush Award in the September 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Claire Feng

Artist Claire Feng is known for her captivating oil paintings. Claire often explores the essence of time as an artist. She captures what has been described as suspended moments -- noting that her work delves into the ambiguity between the frozen transient moment of a photograph and the physical presence of an active painting. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: John Burrows, Chin H Shin, Mike Beeman

For this round of Staff Picks we had three FASO staff members select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: John Burrows, Chin H Shin, Mike Beeman [...]

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Caring for Your Painting Tools (Not Just the Hardware Kind!)

Being a visual artist, a painter, sculptor, printmaker, or mixed media creator, may seem like a safe occupation, and compared to a policeman or coal miner, they are. It's important however to be aware of the hazards associated with our own particular methods and media and take precautions. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Sluggish Sameness

I leave you with this challenge. Discover what light can do for your work. Take the dare to shed sameness and climb to the top of the heap. What do you have to lose by trying? You have much to gain. When you are successfully able to work light into your originals you will stand out for exceptional achievement. Believe me, if I can learn then anyone can. [...]

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Understanding the Why Informs the How

You are faced with many decisions as you approach a painting. First is what to paint. Second, and probably most important, why do you want to paint it? Once this second question is answered comes the many ?how' questions. These ?how' questions involve things like composition, value, color, drawing, edges, just to name a few. Each of these principles is interdependent and a change in one will affect each of the others. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Erin Lunstrum Pietsch

Artist Erin Lunstrum Pietsch creates pots, vases, and bowls from clay and other materials. Erin states that the majority of her work is functional. She creates unique functional art that is designed to be used on a regular basis. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Resa Grogan, Pamela Nichols, Robert Bootier

For this round of Staff Picks we had three FASO staff members select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: Resa Grogan, Pamela Nichols, Robert Bootier [...]

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Letting Go: The Hard (But Effective) Way

And now I know, from experience and from the examples of others, that it's not purely a "giving up" process. It's also a focusing, a re-dedication to the work only I can make. [...]

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Ron Bigony - evanescent qualities of light

'Durango Autumn 4 003' by Ron Bigony was awarded 2nd Place in the September 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Embracing The Bigger Vision

Although your vision might be very different from mine, I hope that you are not afraid to push yourself beyond your current comfort zone. There's always room for improvement no matter how good you get, and there's always room at the top for "amazing". Don't stress that it's going to take time and effort to play a bigger game. If it were easy, art wouldn't be worth much. [...]

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Brian Slawson - sense of nostalgia

'Rum Boogie Cafe' by Brian Slawson was awarded Best of Show in the September 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Rita Kirkman

Artist Rita Kirkman is known for creating eloquent pastel paintings. Her Renaissance Portrait Series has received praise from various pastel societies. She notes that the series focuses on the effect of sunlight and shadow on skin tone. The series has helped her to develop a skillful approach to creating strong portrait compositions on a relatively small surface. She adds, "The renaissance theme stems from an interest in the era, and because I'm a closet romantic.". [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Rita Kirkman, Doug Fuchs, Milton Loupe

For this round of Staff Picks we had three FASO staff members select artwork that has been featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: Rita Kirkman, Doug Fuchs, Milton Loupe [...]

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#1 SEO Tip from an SEO Expert

I prefer to build my future on something that I can control. You should, too. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Ishwar Malleret

Artist Ishwar Malleret is known for creating a variety of abstract artwork. Ishwar is primarily a painter. However, he often utilizes various mixed media techniques during his process. His work expresses a number of cultural influences. Of these cultural influences, Ishwar states, "When I paint, I like to express all the beauty I experienced over the years during my journeys to Spain, Portugal, India, Greece, England, Scotland and other countries.". [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Stuart Fullerton, Cynthia Stafford, Roberta Goschke

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: Stuart Fullerton, Cynthia Stafford, Roberta Goschke [...]

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Making Your YouTube Video - Random Thoughts

Making videos, like creating artwork, is not something that you learn overnight, or manage to do without mistakes. As I mentioned, our first two were our learning curve, and the new, improved Watercolor Success promotional and Countdown to Christmas with Santa replaced our first launches. But frankly, we didn't know what we had to fix until we did something. [...]

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Mark Saenger - eloquent expressions

'Soft & Fluffy' and 'Sunlit Peaks' by Mark Saenger were selected as FAV 15% in BoldBrush Painting Competitions. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Spotlight On: Brian Slawson

'Rum Boogie Cafe' by Brian Slawson was selected Best of Show in the September 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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