The necessity of stopping

The necessity of stopping

The season of my art making is changing. June, for me, marks the beginning of a time of more reflection. My productivity lessens to take stock of where I am and where I might be going next. Now, I write more and paint less. I reflect more. I try to hold off from doing...

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The big mistake when making your art bigger

The big mistake when making your art bigger

Today I am talking about how to scale up your art. What is the best way to go from making small to large art? I did it completely wrong, which caused me a lot of wasted time and money making mediocre paintings. So today, I want to share the one thing I didn't know...

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These might change everything for you

These might change everything for you

I like to paint boldly and a little out of control, especially in the beginning. If the picture is giving you bold, clear messages, you can better respond with the same. In other words, it is easier to know what to do next. A strong start can make your progress easier...

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What I am making this week

What I am making this week

Hi there, I thought I would share what I have been working on in my studio today. I always enjoy seeing what others have been making, so hopefully, you find some value in seeing my recent work. I am pretty excited about this new work. Have a look here. So what are you...

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How to handle copycats

How to handle copycats

Nobody likes a copycat - especially when they are copying our art. However, if we all think back to different times or stages of our art, we probably all have a time or two when we’ve been influenced a little too much by some else's art. I know I have. I doubt this...

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The Art of Trees

The Art of Trees

I'm excited for you to meet an extraordinary artist. His name is Adam Wolpert. For over 35 years, we have been sharing our journeys, making art and I honestly would say, teaching each other. I have learned so much from Adam, even though our art is so different. For...

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The story of Delita Martin’s Art

The story of Delita Martin’s Art

I love stories. But I especially love it when art tells them. Today I want to share Delita Martin's art and the stories it tells. Her art is stunning, moving, and poignant. Once I met her, I understood why. I think you will, too. We all have a story to tell. It...

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The trick I do with color

The trick I do with color

Today I am sharing how I create color when I start my paintings. From the beginning, I heavily harmonize them. Even though the painting is still very raw and unfinished, the harmonized color makes the work look cohesive. Check this out. This practice of creating...

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Meet my art business mentor…

Meet my art business mentor…

How do you take your art, creative expertise, or teaching and show it to a lot more people? How do you attract an audience? In the beginning, I didn't know. I had to ask a ton of questions to create a business centered upon my art. Most of the answers I was looking...

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This will make your art irresistible

This will make your art irresistible

There is one vital ingredient in art that makes it super potent. I learned this many years ago when creating a poster for the Salvation Army. Here is what happened. Until that point, I never really paid attention to the degree of feeling and emotion I placed in my...

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