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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This is the cheapest but best tool

This is the cheapest but best tool

I used to be addicted to buying art materials — especially the expensive ones. I was looking for the one tool or material that would suddenly make my art unique. Well, I never found that magic tool. Changing and improving my art was a slow process. It happened because...

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Is Simplicity better than Complexity?

Is Simplicity better than Complexity?

Which is better in Art? Simplicity or complexity? It seems lately simplicity is more popular. It took me a long, long time to find the answer. But I did, and today I will share my answer with you. I found out right as I was leaving art school. I was confused because...

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How To Love Doing Commissions

How To Love Doing Commissions

Do you want to do commissions? Or have you found them to be super difficult? Well, that was the case for me. Seriously, whenever I accepted a commission, I not only wouldn't have fun, but I often did work I liked the least. Why? Well, it took me way too long to figure...

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Why keep making Art if no one is buying?

Why keep making Art if no one is buying?

Towards the end of my Father's life, he lost his momentum to make his Art. I remember when he asked me, "Why keep making art if no one is buying?" It is a common question I hear other artists ask, but I never thought I would hear my Father, an artist who taught me...

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The New World of Laurie Shapiro…

Art that I haven't seen before moves me. Sometimes it is mine, but often it is someone else's. Today I am excited to share the latter. Laurie Shapiro is a Los Angeles-based immersive installation artist. She is here today to give us a quick peek into the extraordinary...

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This is kind of cool…

This is kind of cool…

The video above is not working properly. We are trying to fix it. In the meantime, you can watch the video by CLICKING HERE.   Lately, I have been playing around with applying paint on unstable ground. This approach ends up causing the paint to deteriorate a...

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