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Abstract Art – What is it?

The world of art went through fundamental changes in terms of style toward the end of the nineteenth century. Trying to mirror reality or capturing a moment in time was no longer the purpose of art. The brush strokes, marks, … Continue reading

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The Impressionists Changed the World

The term “Impressionism” comes from the title of Claude Monet’s painting Impression, soleil levant (Interpreted: Impression, Sunrise. The painting was exhibited in 1874, and changed the world for artists. Monet had painted the painting before nature outside of the studio … Continue reading

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Historic Artists Should do Their Homework

When an artist decides to paint or draw a historic composition, they should do their homework. I have been working on a series of compositions representing the Cherokee Indians during the period of Jackson’s Removal, or, better known as The … Continue reading

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Original Americans, Indians, and the Trail of Tears – Painting in Progress

The painting I most recently finished began as a practice painting for a portion of a work in progress, Anguished Spirit (Trail of Tears). I drew the composition in full size some weeks back, and decided to paint the lower … Continue reading

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Art Takes Much More Than Paint, Brushes, and Substrates

Art takes much more than paint, brushes, and substrates. I usually paint the composition constantly in my mind, letting it mull over, before pencil or paint sketching. I then attempt pencil sketching the first composition, and as usual, it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Trail of Tears

Having been raised in New Mexico, Southwest Art, Indians, cowboys, ranches, cattle and etc., are common themes when it pertains to art. As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I recently awakened (precisely at 3:00 a.m.) one morning with … Continue reading

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Western Art

I have always been a fan of Western and Southwestern art. Having been raised in New Mexico, cowboys and Indians were a tradition.  If I recall correctly, they didn’t take the hitching rails out of downtown Carlsbad until I was … Continue reading

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