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Working with Photographs

Five Elements to Consider When Selecting a Reference Photograph for Figurative Work A photograph should be considered a “jumping off point” to create your own image. Many artists work from photos collected over the years. Sources can include our own … Continue reading

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Paint What You See And Not What You Know Part I

For those of us working in two dimensions beginning artists are, typically, interested in realism; not always, but often.  (Abstract artists, bare with me.) Typically, most art classes for beginners teach painting by using still lives to “copy.”  There is … Continue reading

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Workshop Daze or How Three Days of Intensive Painting Can Really Make a Difference

I just completed teaching a three-day painting workshop with my good friend, fabulous painter, and wonderful teacher, William Rushton. The focus of the class was “The Figure in the Landscape,” which included a model in outdoor settings. So the students … Continue reading

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What’s a Webinar?

  If you’ve never participated in a Webinar, let me tell you they are really quite fun. Once you register for one, you get a link emailed to you. A few minutes before the webinar begins, click on the link … Continue reading

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A Color You Never Thought Of

The other day a student was working on an abstract and said, “I wish I had a new color; a color I haven’t seen.” Some days, reds, yellows, blues and all the secondaries are just, well, limiting. One of the … Continue reading

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Where do I begin?

Anyone who approaches any kind of artistic endeavor, whether sculpture, painting, photography (or knitting), will soon find that age-old question staring them in the face, “Where do I begin?” How many times have we heard in galleries and museums, “I … Continue reading

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