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Catch–23

“Pears seem to be selling really well. I think I’ll paint some pears.” “Susie Smith sells figures really well. I think I’ll paint some figures.” “My gallery liked the blue painting really well. I’d better start painting more blue paintings.” … Continue reading

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I Often Think of Ted

In the mid 90s I was lucky enough to take a workshop from the inspirational Ted Goerschner. A tall, manly man with a “Tom Selleck” mustache and a gun rack in the back of his truck, Goerschner was a contradiction … Continue reading

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Sign It!

You’ve finished your painting. There’s nothing left to add, simplify or modify. You are done, except for one last flourish…your signature. Beginning and even more experienced artists often wonder where and how to sign their work.  Should I use my … Continue reading

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Nothin’ Like Shoppin’

Don’tcha just love getting new art catalogues in the mail? Good solid lunch time reading.  This whole blog is going to sound like a plug for Jerry’s Artarama so forgive me, it’s just that they have some really exciting new … Continue reading

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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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