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Art Opinion: Articles and Insight for the 21st Century Artist

This is what happens if you’re a man. . . You decide you want to do a bit of open air painting or drawing, so you get up,. . . read more

I’m not usually one for defining a way things need to be done. I tend to think that different things work different ways for. . . read more

When you choose an art class, or a workshop, do you try to look for an instructor or a mentor? What I've learned from my own experience is that there's a big difference between the two, and you may prefer one or the other depending on where you are in your art career.

The difference between instructors and mentors

The way I see it, instructors are. . . read more

Nearly every artist takes art classes at some point in their careers—after all, it’s one of the best ways to learn, and. . . read more

I recently read that a good way to get people to buy a piece of your artwork is to tell collectors the story behind it. I’ve. . . read more

What do Matisse, Cezanne, and Van Gogh have in common? These three artists were not only painters who had a great influence on modern art; they were also artists who started their painting careers later in life than many of their peers.

Some artists are lucky enough to be “born” into the artistic profession, whether they were raised by artistic parents or nurtured in a supportive. . . read more

“How long will this painting take? And how do I know when I’m done?” These are two questions that artists are. . . read more

I like to think of myself as an intellectual artist. I don’t mean to say that I am superiorly intelligent, I just mean that my. . . read more

I look at a lot of art, and the one thing I see quite often among artists who haven't been painting very long is the tendency to be too timid.

It is, of course, difficult to be bold when you aren't completely confident in your skills. . . but painting is always a dance between not going far enough and overworking a piece. If you're not on the line between those two things,. . . read more

Last summer I had a close encounter with a grizzly bear. As might be expected, it was a significant event. . . but what’s. . . read more

I read another post today with the same message I’ve been hearing and reading lately—that art is dead. It was written by. . . read more




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