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.
Are you feeling stuck? Lacking creative inspiration? If so, then this article is for you. It is normal to hit a dry spell in your artistic life. There are ways to help yourself bounce back. Sometimes it can take longer. Other times you get your creative mojo back easier. In this article you will learn about eight great ways to get your creative drive back again. Let us get started.
Guest post by Sofia Medina
There’s a certain something about seeing a piece of original artwork — it has an air of quality and authenticity that elevates a space. Great authentic artwork should inspire feeling and admiration — it’s clear when a piece is an original rather than a print, and it needs some extra care too.
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.
Live Painting Classes with Malcolm Dewey
The number one problem painters face today is finding time to paint. Second problem? Keeping up with their painting once they begin. Can you relate?
I have the solution that may be right for you. I call it The Artist's Live Channel. Read on to find out more about this opportunity.
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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Are your paintings lacking punch? You know what it's like. You paintings look okay, but you are feeling kind of disappointed too, because the scene is not looking how you want it. This often means that you want paintings with more impact. I have put together a mini-painting lesson to highlight three tips that are non-negotiable for me.
Take the free mini-course below and watch the video included too.
Tonalist painting explained plus a demo painting.
Have you heard about a painting style called "Tonalism". If you are not sure what this painting style or movement is all about then this article will help you. I'm going to be talking about what makes paintings tonalist and then I'm going to do a little demonstration to try and illustrate my take on this art style.