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

I was reading a forum discussion recently about painting trees. . . it stood out to me because the artist was trying to paint. . . read more

A year ago, after a few months of “daily painting” and starting a new art blog, I felt it was time to join an online print. . . read more

Plein-air painting—or, painting outside in the open air with all the perils and dangers that entails—is a very odd, and perhaps silly thing to do.

Why not stay in your nice cozy studio with the central heating on, away from the vagaries of weather, biting insects, nosy people, gusts of wind blowing your canvas away, constantly changing light, and rapidly incoming tides?

Why. . . read more

Have you ever stood in front of a painting (yours or someone else’s) and wondered why it doesn’t really say anything? It just. . . read more

Should we (as artists) be willing to adapt and diversify our artwork to the market in order to generate mass market appeal? Or. . . read more

Last year Jane, an artist and collector, bought a painting at a prestigious art show. She loved this new addition to her collection and hung it over her computer so she could look at it every day.

Recently, Jane decided to buy another painting from the same artist, so she looked online and was directed to a gallery website. When she clicked on the artist's name, Jane was shocked to see. . . read more

I once worked with a woman who referred to my art as a “HOBBY,” and it really annoyed me a lot. She was talking about my. . . read more

I can’t help noticing that art galleries are closing in droves. In the USA, anyway. It’s easy to blame this on tough economic. . . read more

Change comes in many ways. Some changes we seek while others are forced upon us. Many people find change a frightening prospect. Some welcome or even seek it. But all would agree that change is necessary if life is to improve.

As an artist, I make a real effort to be open to learning and to change. The ongoing quest to improve my work compels me to enroll in one major workshop a year.. . . read more

In pursuit of our artistic dreams, we’re all prepared to go the extra mile. But what if that mile stretches into the h. . . read more

As I like to say, "Every art piece is a song with its own melody." It has its own chords, its own rhythm, and its own particular. . . read more

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