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Techniques and Tips

6 Ways to Release Your Passion

I spoke with Calvin Goodman, the author of Art Marketing Handbook (Gee Tee Bee Publications, Los Angeles, California), just after finishing my blog post about capturing a likeness in portrait painting. They lack a sense of the subject’s emotions or the passion of the artist.”Calvin and I talked a bit more about what it really means for artists to add their personal, emotional, unique response to a landscape, still life, or portrait.
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Techniques and Tips

Washing Pastel to Produce an Underpainting

Producing a wet underpainting with pastel is something many paitners have experimented with. Personally, I enjoy doing a watercolor underpainting when working en plein air, because of the immediacy and simplicity of opening a small watercolor palette, dipping a brush into a little water, and letting it go.
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Techniques and Tips

How to Choose the Best Frame to Present and Protect Your Artwork

The primary purpose of a frame on an oil or acrylic painting is to focus your attention on the work of art—to create a unified whole that stands alone, separate, and invites undisturbed contemplation. The primary purpose of a frame on a work on paper is to provide structure for the protection and presentation of the piece as well as to enhance its appearance.
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Artist Profiles

Bold Brush Strokes and Drippy Washes

Landscape Watercolor Painting Tutorials from Fealing LinPainting with bold brush strokes and drippy washes, Fealing Lin keeps her paintings fresh and lively. Her process involves layering big brushstrokes, transparent glazes and interesting shapes to capture her subjects. Enjoy these three watercolor painting tutorials from the artist so you can hone your own watercolor skills and paint just the way you want to!
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Creativity Inspiration

How to Deal With Criticism

As an artist and a writer, I’m opening the door to other people’s opinions when I create.That’s risky business, for not everyone thinks alike. I was shocked to find out that not everyone would see my work the way I do, and even more surprised that they would actually tell me! In this day of social media, the world has gotten very small, and words from clear across the globe can reach you in an instant.
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