Help ... I'm Stuck

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(One Artist's Idea About Why Creative Block Happens)Like other professionals, working artists are subject to deadlines.  We have timelines for show entries, ad-copy submissions, delivery of product, (blog...
How Long Did It Take You To Paint That?

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This is a frequent question for painters.  And it’s an understandable one.  Particularly when talking about the high-end art market where people want to have some quantifiable rationale for...
Say Hello to My Little Friends

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Pet portraits are not something I set out to do… I started out painting wildlife.  I still love painting wildlife, but a lot of folks starting asking me to paint their “faminals” (which...
A Tale of Two Paintings

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I usually begin a painting with a very specific idea in mind. That was the case with these blue and gold macaws. I love their bright colors and I wanted to showcase them against something much more muted and...
Horse Dreams

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This painting is called “Horse Dreams.”  I’ve discovered that people sometimes believe that the process of creating art must be mysterious and fanciful.  This seems especially...
Yosemite Here We Come!

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As many of you know, Rachel has been obsessed with painting in recent months. After 15 years as a decorative painter creating murals in people’s houses, she’s now focusing her efforts on much...
In Honor of George

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Some of you might not know that in her spare time Rachel is an artist.  She paints mixed media paintings incorporating two of her favorite things:  animals and patterns.   Her paintings are...
What Are Your Walls Wearing?

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(by Rachel)As a Realtor, I see a whole bunch of walls … lots and lots of walls:  kitchen walls, living area walls, bedroom walls, bathroom walls; you get my drift. And one of the most...