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Older Artists and the Digital World: Part 2

I want to keep creating art for as many years as I can, and I'm sure any artist out there feels the same way. That's why I would ask you, no matter what stage of life you're in, no matter what your current chosen medium, to seriously consider learning digital art. It has the potential to extend your years of creating art. [...]

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Graham Berry

'Afternoon nap' by Graham Berry was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the August 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Why Can't I Paint That Stupid Tree??? The (non)Benefits Of (non)Study

I have become a tunnel visioned (of sorts) artist. [...]

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Danny Griego

'No Left Turn' by Danny Griego was awarded 3rd Place in the August 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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An Artist's Website is Important

If you don't have a web site, why not? As a professional artist, you need to have a web site. There are more reasons to have a web site than to NOT have one. [...]

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Robert Sandidge

'Cross Walk' by Robert Sandidge was awarded The BoldBrush Award in the August 2015 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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What Artists Should Know About Their Legacy

ďOne life on this earth is all that we get, whether it is enough or not enough, and the obvious conclusion would seem to be that at the very least we are fools if we do not live it as fully and bravely and beautifully as we can.Ē [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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August 2015 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Sarah Yeoman has completed the judging of the August 2015 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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Recycling: Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose?

Not everything that breaks can be made whole again. Not everything will match. Not everything is perfect. Not all that is lost, can be found again. But then, the same is true of us, isnít it? [...]

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Older Artists and the Digital World: Don't Let It Scare You

What I would encourage anyone to do, however, is to start learning digital art. That way, if for some reason you find that you have to lay down the paintbrush, or chisel, or whatever implements you use, you still have an avenue to express the creative voice that is inside you. [...]

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Pete Quaid

'Gift-of-Flight-revisited' by Pete Quaid was selected as FAV 15% in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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How to Get Unstuck When You're Slightly Stuck: Follow the Thread

Thatís creativity isnít it? Following another path to see where it leads, to see if it will fit with what you are doing, or simply be an entirely new line of creativity to pursue. [...]

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Cynthia Rosen

'The Kingsley Grist Mill 72' by Cynthia Rosen was selected as FAV 15% in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Is Social Media Worth It?

You are not a failure who doesnít know the system because the only people who know the system are the ones running it. [...]

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Tatyana Fogarty

'Overcast at Monterey Wharf' by Tatyana Fogarty was selected as FAV 15% in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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One Thing You Did As A Kid That You Need To Do Now

The one thing you did as a kid that you need to do now? Explore. [...]

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Metaphorically Speaking

Most artists know the kinds of things that give them creative ideas and energy. Yes, inspiration can strike like a bolt out of the blue, but just as athletes train for their athletic performance, artist also train to be ready for whenever inspiration does strike. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Selling Art To Friends

When I first started, my adviser said you will sell to friends. It took awhile to realize that I was making friends as I was talking with those looking at my art. [...]

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William Galvez

'Lucia's Sonata' by William Galvez was selected as FAV 15% in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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My Job as an Artist

We are told to live our dreams, but the reality is that our dreams are complicated. [...]

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Cathy Hillegas

'Autumn Light' by Cathy Hillegas was selected as a Finalist in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Art and Pizza

It has become obvious they are struggling to hit on the "next big thing" before their competitors. What they do not realize is they are losing their hardcore customers because they are diluting their focus. The same can be said for artists who cater to every trend that comes along. [...]

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Timothy C. Tyler

'The Deconstructionist' by Timothy C. Tyler was selected as a Finalist in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Traditional vs The Modern

You may not understand the art of others but you can appreciate the struggle, which is the one thing we all have in common. It is not easy trying to make it as an artist. We are constantly putting ourselves out there and have to deal with a lot of rejection. If nothing else, understand that we all face these hardships. Support the struggle. [...]

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Philippe Gandiol

'Last Light on Alcatraz' by Philippe Gandiol was selected as a Finalist in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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I Found My True Calling After A Deadly Police Shooting

ďYour calling is not a destination. It is a journey that doesnít end until you die.Ē There will be many chapters in your lifetime. Different jobs and countless experiences. All of them shape who you are and who you will become. [...]

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Stuff I Wish Someone Had Told Me

Be grateful for every day you get to make art. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Support Your Local Art Supply Store

What do YOU do to support your local art-related businesses? How do you help contribute to their bottom line, so they can continue to be part of your art community? [...]

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Frances Pampeyan

'Green House Oahu Hawaii' by Frances Pampeyan was selected as a Finalist in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Artist Spotlight: Brienne Brown

My experiences have made me the artist I am today and I am grateful for that. [...]

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Kyle Ma

'Chickens' by Kyle Ma was selected as a Finalist in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Intimidation, Summer Weight Walking Shoes AND Trouble Shooting The Front Door Of Your Website

How many hoops do I have to jump through on your website to get to the paintings? [...]

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Ingrid E. Albrecht

'CONNECTIONS' by Ingrid E. Albrecht was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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If Itís Free, and Always Will Be, Why Do I Need to Spend Money?

Numbers are funny things. Like crows attracted to shiny objects, we humans of 21st century corporately-controlled societies place far too much importance upon statistics which, at their best, mean very little, because the information we are given is filtered through another source, using methods we do not understand. [...]

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Laurent Botella

'Fontaine' by Laurent Botella was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the July BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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What A Small Video Store Can Teach Us About Selling Art

By providing quality, a unique experience, exemplary customer service and a passion for your artwork, you can mirror Lindaís success. You might even want to keep some dog biscuits behind your easel. Just in case. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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