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

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. . . 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 grow, as an artist.

The style of teaching each artists receives, however, varies widely from class to class. Some. . . 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. . . read more

"How long will this painting take? And how do I know when I'm done?" These are two questions that artists are faced with all the time. The answers are very important for planning purposes, for figuring out the price of a painting and to maintain one’s sanity. (One might think that after 22 years in the business I would be better at giving my wife, Jen, an accurate answer to. . . 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. . . 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 unexpected is how it has shaped my view of both my life and my art. The story begins in Glacier National Park where I was visiting our son. My sister-in-law and I had split off from the guys, and were taking a very short trail back to the. . . 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

As a tried-and-true coloured pencil artist, I was often discouraged by teachers during my high school art studies, frowned upon. . . read more




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