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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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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