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The Flip Side

Your signature is now on the front of your work, but what information do you put on the back? There are no hard and fast rules about what to write or include on the back of your artwork. Each artist … 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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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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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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