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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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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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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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The Importance of Making Practice Paintings For The Final Work

I recently posted a blog discussing the different steps I use to finish a painting. By using the steps, it often ends by producing more than one complete work of art for sale. This is theĀ  importance of making practice … Continue reading

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Nature’s Communication With Artists

For the artist, communication with nature remains the essential condition. The artist is human; himself nature; part of nature within natural space~Paul Klee If an artist develops an attitude to the natural world of attentively having a modest view of … Continue reading

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