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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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January 2015 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Timothy C. Tyler has completed the judging of the January 2015 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Abigail Gutting

Artist Abigail Gutting is deeply influenced by her love of the American West. Abigail's love of animals and the American West was fostered by time spent working with her veterinarian father. Additionally, she received art instruction from her mother, artist Susan Gutting. Southwest Art Magazine has listed Abigail as a Young Artist to Watch. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: W.F. James, Don Oelze, Abigail Gutting

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: W.F. James, Don Oelze, Abigail Gutting [...]

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Lessons From the Move: Blessed Charity

Clarity. We donít get enough of it in life, and we donít get it often. But when you do, drop everything and go with it. Itís golden. [...]

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Why Mobile Friendly Matters When It Comes to Selling Art

So what does this mean to artists like you? Well for starters, more and more collectors are using mobile devices to find and buy art. If your website exhibits any of the problems that we just listed, itís going to be harder for them to find you and less likely they are going to buy anything from you. [...]

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David Hettinger - classical drawing skills

'Sunday' by David Hettinger was selected as FAV 15% in the December 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Patrick Nevins

Artist Patrick Nevins is gaining attention for his unique brand of realism. Patrick notes that he strives to refine his art by exploring various subject matter. Each painting reflects his dedication to the art of oil painting. His still life, portrait and figure paintings are a joy to observe. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Patrick Nevins, David Cheifetz, Jose Pardo

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: Patrick Nevins, David Cheifetz, Jose Pardo [...]

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How to Get Lucky

On many days, when I give myself permission to "play" and "wander" and let goals slide, opportunities arise and/or the day's work is more productive than if I had adhered rigidly to the Tyranny of the Task List. And often, on days where I strictly adhere to my task, dutifully advancing in baby steps toward my goals.....I tend to miss opportunities in the pursuit of checking off every item. [...]

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Joe Kronenberg - iconic images

'Unexpected Company' by Joe Kronenberg was selected as FAV 15% in the December 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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DIY: Customizing Your Own Gallery Wrap Stretcher Bars

As with any DIY project, especially one worth pursuing beyond magazine instructions for truly odd looking table centerpieces, achieving competency in creating oneís own gallery wrap stretcher bars will take some time, effort, and trial and error. In the long run, however, and especially if you want to have the freedom to create your own gallery wrapped paintings, in sizes customizable to your desires, then itís worth the work. [...]

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Zachery Elletson - compelling work

'Hard Work' by Zachery Elletson was selected as FAV 15% in the December 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Ming Franz

Artist Ming Franz creates striking paintings that reveal the connection between abstraction and nature. Ming specializes in splash ink painting -- a process that combines watercolor with Chinese ink and brush. She has also experimented with splashing acrylic on watercolor paper and panel. Ming's artwork has been published in Acrylic Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine and American Art Collector. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Heidi Harner, Jinnie May, Joan 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: Heidi Harner, Jinnie May, Joan Fullerton [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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The Importance of Record Keeping

The bottom line is: even if you keep it as simple as title, medium, size, price, and current show with dates, do yourself a favor and set up a system and keep it updated before it becomes an unmanageable task. Take the effort to set it up NOW - the updating only takes a minute once it's all in place. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Gail Rein

Artist Gail Rein has established a strong reputation for creating powerful portrait and figure paintings. She effortlessly jumps between precise detail and boldly expressive work. Informed Collector stated the following about Gail Rein's paintings: The creativity flows through her works and the energy of the subject is conveyed in an intriguing, exciting manner. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Kathy Staicer, Gail Rein, Harry Burman

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: Kathy Staicer, Gail Rein, Harry Burman [...]

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Emotion and Reason

What are you controlled by, reason or emotion? Just remember, when in doubt always do the right thing. [...]

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Krystal Brown - insightful art

'Prince of Thieves' by Krystal Brown was selected as FAV 15% in the December 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Artists Supporting Artists? Not so much, it seems...

I need to support artists: If I fail to support artists with words, exhibit visits and an occasional purchase... I have failed art. Period. [...]

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Chad Barksdale - enduring beauty

'Interlaced' by Chad Barksdale was selected as FAV 15% in the December 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Judith Kudlow

Artist Judith Kudlow has garnered acclaim for her fantastic landscape, still life and portrait paintings. Additionally, Judith is widely known for the way in which she captures the intricate delicacy of drapery on canvas. She notes that her interest in classical drapery studies has inspired her to produce a series of paintings (Closet Series) using contemporary draped subjects, primarily shirts. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Bruce Hancock, Debra Keirce, Laurie Sorkin

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, Debra Keirce, Laurie Sorkin [...]

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Introducing BoldBrush, Social Networking by FASO

Today we're proud to announce BoldBrush, our social network. [...]

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Ann Hardy - glorious colors

'Better' by Ann Hardy was selected as FAV 15% in the December 2014 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Public Relations for Artists

How do you get into magazines? How can you get on TV or in your local newspaper? What can you do so others will take notice of your art? When I was first trying to get noticed, all of these questions went through my mind. After a lot of trial of error and a lot of reading, I began to understand the world of public relations. [...]

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Marcos Rey - timeless art

'The fisherman' by Marcos Rey was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the December 2014 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Marie Tippets

Artist Marie Tippets is known for creating landscape, figure and still life paintings in pastel. Marie has stated that she has a fondness for still life painting -- noting that still life painting allows her to control the flow of a composition, color palettes and the dynamic use of light. Informed Collector stated the following about Marie's still life paintings: "A bright color palette, childhood artifacts, and a touch of nostalgia make for endearing treasures." [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Elaine Jackson, Marie Tippets, Carol Josefiak

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: Elaine Jackson, Marie Tippets, Carol Josefiak [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Art and Emotion

Art. It can evoke strong emotion. I am glad to share that with you. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Diane Eugster

Artist Diane Eugster is an accomplished oil painter. Diane is known for creating dynamic figure paintings. She strives to capture a sense of timelessness in her subjects. One could suggest that Diane's paintings serve as a bridge between long-standing painting traditions and contemporary aesthetics. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Patrick Meehan, Sue Foell, Jennah Coray

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: Patrick Meehan, Sue Foell, Jennah Coray [...]

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Lessons From the Move: Hard, Harder, Hardest

Make one small decision at a time. Dig in, and do the work. [...]

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Cheng Lian - reverent portrayal

'Shoton Festival IV' by Cheng Lian was selected as a Finalist in the December 2014 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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Don't Create This! (Create it!)

Your following is waiting... create and they will come. [...]

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Elizabeth Pollie - history and ancient spirits

'Crossroads And Kings' by Elizabeth Pollie was selected as a Finalist in the December 2014 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Mark McDermott

Artist Mark McDermott is widely known for creating awe-inspiring watercolor landscape paintings. Mark has stated that his favorite subjects are Alaskan landscapes and images captured from his travel and nature photography. He has traveled extensively -- travels that have clearly influenced his journey as an artist. [...]

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