How to start and grow your art business? In this episode of How to Loosen Up Your Painting Podcast my guest, Fiona Valentine, provides excellent tips for creative entrepreneurs. From planning to taking the first steps into your full time art business, Fiona's wealth of knowledge will help you. Jump in to this value packed episode.
By Malcolm Dewey, Professional artist and teacher
Are you tired of your paintings looking tight, lifeless and lacking the spark you were aiming for? This is very likely due to overworking your painting. In this article and video tutorial I'm going to show you a few tips and tricks that should be able to help you solve this problem. A few ideas and techniques you can pull out of thin air when you're really struggling to get your painting looking fresh and vibrant.
Do you want to loosen up your painting style? Are you looking for something more expressive that is not so tight and lifeless? In this article you will see two Impressionist paintings of the same scene. One more traditional and the other more expressive. Both are loose and painterly. This variety of tyle and approach makes loosening up your painting exciting and rewarding.
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How can artists value themselves outside of the prevailing system? In Part 2 of my interview with Michaell Magrutsche we discuss the true value of artists and creative people. Start with our value as creative humans. Fail there and you remain stuck within the "system" and always trying to compete and fit in.
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Why is is so difficult to create rich, vibrant color in paintings? Beginners especially struggle with this mostly because of one big problem. How to handle transparent and opaque colors. In this lesson we take a look at this issue and I will show you an easy technique to give your colors and paintings a boost.