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Art Teachers & Five Tips About Workshops. Its About Being A Student!

Teachers, as in people who help others learn and acquire knowledge. Famous Artists As Teachers. Hi!  Recently, Daniel Smith Art Materials asked the following question on their Facebook page’s “Sunday Salon Art Question”: “If you could learn from, and paint with any artists in history, who would you choose?” Hmmm.  Oddly enough, I had to […]

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Continuity; Day 30 of #30paintingsin30days Challenge: Pitcher & Cup

Continuity, as in an ongoing flow of work.  Its all part of a bigger picture! Day 30!  Closing or Opening? Greetings!  With today’s painting I arrive at the end of the #30paintingsin30days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta Studios.  And, yet, it feels more like an opening rather than a closing of my work. Open To […]

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Continuity; Day 30 of #30paintingsin30days Challenge: Pitcher & Cup

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Persistence; Stacked Espresso Cups V2, Day 28 of #30paintingsin30days Challenge

Persistence; that is to say sticking with this challenge to the end! Gray Day; Stacked Espresso Cups. Greetings. I sit here in my studio/kitchen/office and wonder what I might write …

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The Plunge; Day 27 #30paintingsin30days Challenge: Stacked Cups

Plunge, as in just go for it; dive in and give your all. Painting Is Like Taking A Plunge. Greetings!  As I near the end of #30paintingsin30days challenge, I find myself thinking about painting and taking plunges.  And,  it all applies to a painting about stacked espresso cups. Conversation With Dad. What?  To explain, I […]

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Center Of Interest: Day 21 Cappuccino V9 #30paintingsin30days

Center of interest – that is the area that I would like you to look at in a drawing or painting.  Put another way, it attracts your attention. “Cappuccino V9”. Greetings!  And, here we are at day 21 of #30paintingsin30days!  Add to that the ninth cappuccino study!  Is it getting to feel routine to you? […]

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Day 4 of #30paintingsin30days: Cappuccino With Milk, Naturally

A cappuccino, by definition, has milk.  If it didn’t, it wouldn’t be cappuccino; naturally! Cappuccino Barista. Greetings.  I’m a coffee barista of limited abilities.  I know how to make coffee, espresso and cappuccino.  Beyond that, I need to look up the recipes online. And? So, what does that have to do with an art blog? […]

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Improvisation. Day Three #30paintingsin30days, “Espresso No Milk V3”

Composing without a plan or preparation, that’s the type of improvisation I’m thinking about. Improvisation In Painting. Greetings!  I was thinking about my process for this acrylic study and the word “improvisation” came to mind. Its like riffing on a theme of an espresso cup and pitcher.  If musicians can do it, why not painters? […]

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Last Day And Lessons Learned, Day 31 #stradaeasel “From Life” January Challenge

I have learned a thing or two, (or three or lots!) over the past 31 days of the #stradaeasel “Drawing and Painting From Life” Challenge.  Update: there were about 500 artists participating in the challenge!  What fun! I’d like to share my initial impressions of “lessons learned” for doing the challenge.   Goal Accomplished! But […]

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Painting Reflections: Milk Frothing Pitcher (Days 28 – 30) #stradaeasel Challenge

Reflections Are New. That is to say drawing and painting reflections is something new for me! Intention. Greetings!  I’d like to share with you my last three pieces for the #stradaeasel January Drawing and Painting from Life Challenge.   What I’d like to talk about is drawing and painting reflections.  You see, I do not […]

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