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If I Could Live my Life Again

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Journal, practical art info |

I am loving a new (to me) podcast Suggested Donation. It is by youngish artists who are painting using the traditional skills that were taught to 19th century artists. They talk about art and interview other artists. And so far nothing about how to sell or promote your art, thank heavens. I went to art school in the early 90’s. At that time it was...

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the Importance of an Artist’s Color Palette

the Importance of an Artist’s Color Palette

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Journal, practical art info | 4 comments

This is a small oil painting of mine from 2010. Does it look a bit old fashioned to you? As you may know, I am in the process of changing from oil to acrylic paints (here is a post where I talk about it). There are a few reasons for this, one is that I want my paintings to have brighter cleaner colour. I was thinking about this as I was in the process of...

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Changing from Oils to Acrylics means lots to Learn

Changing from Oils to Acrylics means lots to Learn

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Being an Artist, Journal, practical art info | 2 comments

Because I am changing from oil to acrylic paints, I am in a forest of new things to learn and I keep discovering more. Do you know the differences between painting in oils and in acrylics? I didn’t, and that is one of many things that I am learning. I have been painting in oils for 25 years. I have used acrylics in my art journal, and as one of the...

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Another Reason to Draw

Another Reason to Draw

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in Journal, practical art info |

I wrote a post a while back declaring that there are several reasons to draw, only a few of which have to do with whether you can draw or not. In this earlier post called ‘A Reason to Draw’ I talked about drawing as a way to get to know something. As I said, there are several reasons to draw other then to make a finished drawing. A second...

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A Reason to Draw

A Reason to Draw

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Journal, practical art info, Random Drawings | 10 comments

Most people will say that they can’t draw. They are thinking of drawing as a way to create a picture that looks like whatever they were drawing. Most people don’t realise that there are lots of other reasons to draw. They are thinking only of drawing as a way to create a product, a drawing that looks good to hang on the wall or to show someone....

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