Tuesday, November 18, 2014

If You've never failed you have never lived

With the Holidays coming up  like a fright train coming around the bend and I know you have so much to do just like me, it can be so over whelming. You feel like everyone else does it better, gets more done, and just seems to win when you fail.




Fell better now? I know I do.


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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Drawing the head demo

If your like me and drawing or painting the head is difficult here is a quick tutorial on how to draw the head. I can always draw it when the person is looking at mme but how do you do it when they are turned and you only see part of one of the yes ? How do you get that head tilt right?

I've been working on a painting for days try to get the shadows and tilt of the head just right. So I know how difficult it can be.

I hope this helps.







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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Creating art is not a bus ride to easy street.

Creating art is not a bus ride to "easy street".


What's your BIG idea? What challenges and excites you? What takes your breath away, keeps you up at night, makes you smile all day long?

Sometimes it's "distant and far away," but it's in there! Find it, dust it off, honor it. Pursue it! People will join you and things will unfold in amazing ways. Dream bigger dreams and take action. It's what makes life worth the living!

But here’s the thing: starting a business is always a lot harder than you think. More important is that you must think of your art as a business.You just need to know that it is, so that when you do go through harder moments, you can tell yourself that that is to be expected, and so you drive through it.

Successful creatives push through the pain because they know it is ‘supposed’ to be hard work. Then the rewards really do come.


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Monday, November 03, 2014

Painting Demo Venice

Today I take my paint brushes to Venice to paint the Gondolas on the canal. Bring your paints and come along with me.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Painting Demo, Dogwood flowers




Dogwood Flowers
Dogwood Flowers, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Dogwood flowers
8x10 oil painting on canvas panel
Media: oil painting
Size: 10 in X 8 in (25.4 cm X 20.3 cm)
Price: $200 USD
How to Purchase:


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The Artist Mind those that expect receive

The artistic mind, flowing properly, sees the world differently. Call it what you will--a Celestial moment, synchronicity, serendipity. There's a higher harmonic. It's got something to do with receptiveness and alertness. Those who expect, receive. We can leave it to the gods where it comes from. The important thing is to give in to it--allow this dream mind to run.

To allow for creative flow give thought to your current processes and habits. Study your workstation for areas of awkwardness and limit them. See that things are handy.

Cut back on time-wasters -- the procedural ones and the two-footed kind. Do your work in a logical and yet creative order.

Artists are often dreaming, wondering, wandering and idling in the fanciful department. It seems that artistic types can actually "live in" a world of their own creation, perhaps preferring it to the real world, their work being an extension of it.

When I feel an artistic moment coming on,I surrendering to the need to make something and I don't need time wasters getting in the way of my creative flow.

Success as an artist means having freedom. Freedom to follow your nose. You need freedom in order to create, and you need creativity in order to pay the price for your freedom.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Does the IRS think you are an artist


Does the IRS consider you an artist?
If you say you are an artist, but you make little money from selling your art, can your work be considered a profession in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service?Read more on this

In this rough environment it is hard to make a living as an artist. As artist it is very important to write your yearly business plan and keep proper documents of shows and expenses. Document shows applied for and not accepted, accepted shows, update you resume with awards received , keep your website current, and send out monthly news letters.

This is all part of the business of being an artist. I know not the part we like but the must do list of things to start each day with.





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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Dream a little dream

Artists are often dreaming, wondering, wandering and idling in the fanciful department. It seems that artistic types can actually "live in" a world of their own creation, perhaps preferring it to the real world, their work being an extension of it.

I know I am a dreamer a believer in all things are possible.Live your dreams.Dream a little dream live a big one.


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