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Musing; Day 11 of #30paintingsin30days Challenge; Cappuccino Time-R V2

Musing: A period of reflection or thought. A Day For Musing. Greetings! Its a lovely Sunday afternoon.  Its one of those days where the weather is unsettled, snow, then sun, then gray again.  I caught myself in a state of musing as I stared out the window.  I love the quiet of this time of […]

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Limited Palette? Day 10 #30paintingsin30days. “Cappuccino Time-R”.

On using a limited palette, good idea or bad idea?  Or, just an idea? Intentions. Greetings!  I read an article today titled “Why Limit Your Palette?” by artist Paul Foxton of the website “Learning to See”. I took away two points from the article I’d like to explore. One is the value of challenging one’s […]

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Organizing My Day By Priorities And Eight Art Show Tasks

Introduction. A friend of mine recently asked me how organizing my art work day.  My friend is looking forward to retirement and thinking about painting. In my head, I started going though organizing my mundane daily schedule: coffee, exercise, breakfast, get to the studio, etc.  Then, I started thinking about whether or not there was […]

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Classically Trained Artist

What Is “Classically Trained”? Hi! I have been thinking about what makes an artist classically trained. Have you seen that term on a biography of an artist or musician? And, what does that mean? John Stermer, Classically Trained Artist What a funny question, don’t you think? To explain, I have been helping my sister prepare […]

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Classically Trained Artist

What Is “Classically Trained”? Hi! I have been thinking about what makes an artist classically trained. Have you seen that term on a biography of an artist or musician? And, what does that mean? John Stermer, Classically Trained Artist What a funny question, don’t you think? To explain, I have been helping my sister prepare […]

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Its About Egg – Broken And Otherwise

Potato Salad Friday – With Egg Hi and Good Friday To You! I was making a potato salad this morning, with hard-boiled egg, and was thinking about the paintings I’ve been doing lately with eggs and egg cups. What is so special about eggs? I don’t really like eating just plain old eggs, though I […]

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Motivation – What Gets Me Going & Keeps Me Going

Motivation – That Which Keeps Me Working. Hi!  I have been wondering how personal motivation contributes to overcoming artist block.   Put another way, I would like to examine what motivates me and keeps me plugging away at my art.  By looking at what motivates me, both positive and not so positive, I might learn something about making art […]

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Artist Block – Don’t Worry, Its OK; It Happens

Part Of Artistic Growth. Experiencing a bout of “Artist Block”?  It’s OK, it happens to many of us and even some of the greats so there is no reason to quit! I hope by sharing with you that this is a perfectly normal, of not frustrating, part of artistic growth, then you and I can […]

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Contemplating Nature and Titles

Contemplating nature – as in spending a few days out camping, being quiet and thinking about life, trees, birds and painting titles. While contemplating, an exciting thing happened.  I had a moment of insight in how titles can suggest different meanings for paintings.  I wondered, how had I not had this insight before?   Contemplating Nature […]

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Contemplating Nature and Titles

Contemplating nature – as in spending a few days out camping, being quiet and thinking about life, trees, birds and painting titles. While contemplating, an exciting thing happened.  I had a moment of insight in how titles can suggest different meanings for paintings.  I wondered, how had I not had this insight before?   Contemplating Nature […]

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