by Malcolm Dewey
What can we learn from great leaders of the past? In these cynical times we can be forgiven for looking at all leaders with suspicion. But there is the common thread of humanity that binds us. One of those threads is a love and appreciation for art. One of those famous leaders who also loved painting was, of course, Winston Churchill.
In this episode of Loosen Up Your Painting Podcast we take a look into Churchill's painting philosophy in his book Painting as a Pastime. Find out more about Winston Churchill's painting tips, experiences with French Impressionism and his views on oil paints versus watercolors.
In a world gone mad the idea of painting and creativity may seem frivolous. A waste of time. Yet mindfulness, self expression and a sense of purpose are enhanced when you get creative. Taking action with your hands and mind engaged in painting, for example, will do more for your peace and self esteem than you realise. In this video and episode you can find out what you need to do right now.
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Article first appeared in Porch.com
by Teresa Siqueira
A gallery wall at home filled with beautiful artwork can make an empty room have warmth, color, and personality. There are many ways you can prepare your home art gallery to create a beautiful space you, your family, and guests will love. This guide from experts will show you some helpful tips on designing and preparing the best gallery at home. Read on to discover how to prepare your space and fill it with a range of artwork that is meaningful to you.
You like to watch painting videos? So do I. Painting is visual and we learn so much by watching other artists paint. Everybody observes different things too. It is similar to an apprenticeship. We watch and absorb all we can. Learning is never ending. It is also fun and entertaining. This is why I have invested much of my time in creating paintings videos too.
In this article I am going to share with you my top 10 painting videos on my channel. Perhaps you have not seen some of them and this lists could be helpful to you. Lets begin.
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Contemporary Impressionism, New-Impressionism, Painterly style - whatever description you use the expectation remains the same. You expect a style of painting that is bold, packed with big juicy brushwork, suggested details, simplification of shapes and a little mystery too. These paintings are representational, but often flirt close to abstraction.
This approach to painting has been my guiding light for the past ten years or more. The loose, painterly approach is exciting, different and often frustratingly elusive. One of the artists that is pushing the boundaries of Neo-Impressionism is Russian artist Bato Dugarzhapov.
Can your art become a real business? These days more creatives are looking for alternate sources of income through their art. If you have employment, which is good, you may still be looking for something on the side that is fun to do. Perhaps you want to exit formal employment and start your own business making art? All of this is possible, as I have discovered myself. Using the right tools and resources makes this much easier.
I thought it would be fun to share my NEW favorite tools and resources for side hustle success with you. *
Meet my special guest, Shawn Auguston, who is an wonderful artist and advocate for art therapy. Shawn discusses his own struggle as an army veteran with PTSD. His successful treatment through art therapy and how this lead to his own art career success. An inspirational story and one of hope for others suffering from mental health issues.
Listen to or watch the podcast below.
How can artists and creatives find the focus to achieve business success? World uncertainty, financial pressures and distractions can keep this objective out of reach. My special guest in An Artist's Journey Podcast has dedicated herself to helping artists succeed. Plus she has a special gift for you too.
Find out more in the interview below!