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Lesson 39 – Fiji Sunset Live Lesson

I just got back from my fabulous trip to Fiji and it was amazing. I have note painted palm trees so it was quite an interesting challenge to capture the foliage there. The landscape was so different than the north

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91-SHOW ME YOUR RED

Well, obviously! A world without red? Red sneakers, red house, red flowers, red stool. Anything I can get! This year, I painted my house red. It makes me feel good. For half a minute I thought about painting it grey

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90-POINTS TO REMEMBER ABOUT FOREGROUNDS

A frequent issue in many paintings is that most of the artist’s attention is on the focal area, but theforeground remains unresolved and the painting suffers for it. Just as often, the foreground can attracttoo much unwarranted attention by containing

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89-OVERLAPPING SHAPES

Helping to Create Depth   What do I want my viewer to feel and see when they “enter” my paintings? Usually, I’d like my viewers to linger comfortably in the space I’ve created. If there is a quality of ambiguity

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88-PUSHING AND PULLING

Whenever inspiration shows up, it’s a mixed blessing. For me it means that I’ve been called to express my manifest existence which is always daunting. It is a calling and a challenge. I can’t not do it or ignore it.

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87-SIMPLE SECRETS TO PAINTING

That’s a pretty misleading title or at the very least paradoxical. This happens to suit me fine as I see the world as most interesting, challenging and magical when we don’t try to capture it in any absolute terms. Painting

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86-IN SERVICE OF A FOCAL POINT

Well, yes and no. I think it’s a good idea to have a star in your painting. But not all paintings need to have a strong focal point to be successful. Paintings can have multiple focal points or none at

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84-SAFETY FIRST

Ok, no, I’m not going to get all decked out like this to paint! I’m just not!. We all have to make judgements on what we are willing to expose ourselves to and what that exposure or lack of exposure

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