Knowing this will make starting easy

Hi there, there are a gazillion reasons not to make your art. Here are some of my favorites: I am not talented. I don’t have enough time. I don’t have anywhere to work. People will laugh at my art. What could I do that hasn’t been done before?...

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Are you ready for a studio?

Are you ready for a studio?

Hi there, is it time to get a studio? Most everyone wants an art studio, but not everyone knows when. And that is what today’s video is all about. Getting a new studio is one of the most significant factors in improving your art. There is one reason why. Objectivity....

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How I know what to do next in my art

How I know what to do next in my art

Hi there, Today I thought I would talk about how I figure out what to do next in my art. Of course, every painting is different. However, the thought process, at least for me, is the same. And that is what I want to share with you today. Have a look here as I talk...

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The disruption continues…

The disruption continues…

Today we are diving a little deeper into “Disrupted Realism,” both the concept and the book. I am talking again (see last week’s vlog by clicking here) with John Seed, author of the new art book “Disrupted Realism.” I think the idea of “interruption” resonates because...

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Disrupt your Art

Disrupt your Art

Today we are talking about how to make your art more like you. I love helping artists develop their own unique voice. That takes time and is hard, but it is especially so if your art is realistic. John’s book is about the contemporary movement in the art world called,...

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Standing together / Nicholas Wilton / Art2Life

Standing together / Nicholas Wilton / Art2Life

I have canceled my normal vlog today in order to express my solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and the dismantling of institutional racism and inequality. As I’m sure many of you are also feeling, my heart is heavy over the recent displays of violence and...

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Answer this and your art will take off

Answer this and your art will take off

What do I do now? This is the burning question I hear from artists more than any other. We ask teachers, artists, friends and just about anyone who might have a clue. But this question is not best answered by others. It is answered by you. And that’s what...

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This will change you and your art

This will change you and your art

Ever notice you become bored in your art and life if things stays the same for too long? We feel alive when something different shows up. It happens when the sun shines after a week of overcast days. It can happen by adding a bright pink color to a drab grey painting,...

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Paintbrushes? Who needs them…

My recent work has been made without paint brushes. For me, it makes better art. Is this the case for you? Check out this week’s video to see why… That is what today’s video is all about. Click on the video below to watch. It has to do with control. I discovered...

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Why does abstracting realism make it more real?

Making something 2D look 3D is almost like magic. A flat painting that looks realistic and dimensional can take your breath away. However, when I tried to make my paintings more realistic by controlling the paint and using smaller and smaller brushes, my art became...

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