Sunday, November 17, 2019

Keep It Simple and Just Paint

You can not go wrong with great bush work,so enjoy the paint and each brush stroke. Keep it simple just paint. You are the creator do not be the critic, don't over analyze,just paint and be the creator. Keep is simple and paint, if you showed up today and started painting you are ahead of the game.

Remember Van Gogh would never have painted if he listened to the critics and his own criticism of himself. In his very short life he painted more then 900 paintings in his lifetime. He only sold one painting but he showed up everyday and painted. He only became famous after his death.

You just cannot go wrong with great brushwork and showing up at the easel everyday.



Time lapse video of a cow painting 5x7 oil.

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Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Create the Magic

When I am in a very creative mood I am totally lost in the moment. I am a constant state of becoming. It's not the colors I'm using, Its not the brushes, it's not triple primed canvas, that is the easy stuff. To be truly creative you have to
1. Show up, this is totally number one. 
2. Capture your feelings, your mood,put it all down.
Everyday is different everyday offers different ways of expressing yourself ,so just do it. Create the Magic.






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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Selling your art

Selling you art.
 You have made this wonderful work of art and you want to be able to sell it. For those of us who are making a living by selling our art this is always a question we ask ourselves. Sure we sell some but how do we sell more. How do we get higher prices for our wonderful works of art. Is there a better way to get noticed

You are an artist, but that doesn’t mean that you know how to sell your work. In fact most artists really struggle with sales and marketing and face consistent disappointment. I know I'm one of them.

It has taken me lots of tries and failures, being an artist is not for those who have thin skin.

Today there are many places you can sell you art.

1. Galleries: this is the hardest place to start but you can but you have to be out there everyday approaching gallery owners. Most galleries have very limited space so they want to make the most of that space with proven artist.

2. Consignment and Co Op galleries

On Line:

1. Your Web Site
2.Your Blog
3.Ebay
4.Etsy
5.Daily Paint Works
6. Fine Art America
7 Amazon
So many more I could go on for a long time with the list. Ask other artist where they sell.

The good old place where most artist today started
1. Art Fairs
2. Art Exhibitions
3. Plein Air Events

I will go into these selling venues in more detail later. What I am really trying to say is " If  you want to sell your art work get in front of as many people as you can.





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Rooster and Duck High Speed Demo oil painting



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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

What to do when self doubt hits you as an artist.

A Day in the life of am artist: Some days you wake up just full of ideas and can not wait to get the studio, but what about the days when you feel like a failure and have tons of self doubt? We all have days like that. It doesn't mean anything it is your mind trying to work out problems. You must keep going keep painting.

I keep a little note book where I have 10 ideas for each of the 31 days that could be in a month. If I have one of those dull gray days in my head I pick up the book take one of the idea and run with it. It doesn't matter if I feel like painting that idea I just do it. I get moving I become the object in motion.

My ideas are simple in the book just one or two words to leave lots of room for inspiration and imagination.

Here are the ones I have for today if I should need them:
 1. Crow
 2.figurative
 3.seasons
4.Still Life
5.Bike
6.Cup
7. Long legged birds
8. Cow
9.Palette Knife
 10. Transportation

 So as you can see ; when you start to doubt yourself just keep moving. I suggest that today you get a small notebook and number off 31 pages putting 1-10 on each page and as ideas come to you write them down. When you hit one of those self doubt days where you just don't feel that anyone cares about your art, get your brushes out go to your happy place and paint. Just stick to it.






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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Painting Lemons Demo


The palette was set up with Richeson Oil colors : Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light,Yellow Ochre,Dioxazine Violet,Colbalt Blue, and Ultramarine Blue. I also used Winsor and Newtons Cadmium Yellow Deep and Cadmium Orange.

This was painted on a canvas board that I purchased from Jerrys Artarama. I purchase 90 percent of my art supplies from Jerrys because I live in a rural area that does not offer much in good quality art supplies. I place an order once a month and because the order is over $35.00. It ships free, Easy Pezy  as they say.

Now on to the quick little video.



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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Bowl of Oranges Oil Painting Demo






The finished painting
Bowl of Oranges
8x10 
Oil Painting


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Monday, October 14, 2019

Painting a Turnip Oil painting Demo

Today I have a quick demo on how a do a still life painting. What I didn't show in the video is that I faked the turnip top. My turnip didn't have a nice top so I invented one.

It's actually very easy to grow leaves on root vegetables.
can simply place a root vegetable over water and it will grow some new decent looking leaves in just a few weeks. So I am going to put my turnip over a glass of water and grow some leaves. I will show you tomorrow.






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