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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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No Masterpieces: Tips on Getting Started

You don’t need to paint a masterpiece everyday. You don’t need to paint good paintings all of the time. As a matter of fact, if you are paintings good paintings all of the time, you aren’t learning a darned thing. … 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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Painting Is Trust

Painting is trust. We plant ourselves in front of a canvas, with tools in hand, and colors at our side, and we have faith that at the end of the day/week/month a painting will appear. Painters study perspective, drawing, color … Continue reading

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