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82-RESISTANCE TO THUMBNAILS

Why Do We Resist?   I don’t know of any art instructor that doesn’t advocate some sort of preliminary sketch, thumbnail or notan. Maybe you do, but I don’t. We should probably stop saying to ourselves, “oh, I can do

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81-KEEPING SAFE AND CLEAN

Staying in the Game Recently I was in Colorado judging a show and conducting a three-day workshop. It was a tremendous trip; smooth travels, comfortable hotel, very generous, hospitable and organized group. The Pace Cultural and Events Center is a

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79-PAYING ATTENTION TO GREY

Fifty Shades of Grey or Maybe Just 6 to 8 I’m a huge fan of color! I dream in color. I experience people and energy as color. I make my living by orchestrating color. So, why think about grey scale

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78-FRAMING ANGST

It’s a Tricky Job Of all the many hats I have to wear, framing is my least favorite. Yuck!! So I’ve made a choice to streamline the process a bit and go with no mattes on my figurative pastels. This

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77-WHY DO PEOPLE BUY ART?

None of us need to own art to survive. It’s not like food, or shelter or even insurance or a car, but even in a poor economy, there are people that want to buy art and continue to do so.

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76-THE PRICE AND VALUE OF ART

It’s always a difficult thing to put a price on your art. But if you want to sell it, you gotta put a price on it. So how do you go about getting “fair market value” for your work and

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75-WHAT ANDREW TAUGHT ME

Great Teacher, Great Master I never met Andrew Loomis. Never talked to him either, but he was one of the most influential men in my life. He wrote the book Creative Illustration. His book was given to me by my

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74-TURQUOISE AND TRANSITIONS

There are just some colors that just hit you, stay with you, that you fall for. Turquoise is that for me. It’s blue, it’s green. It’s sometimes the color of the sky, some places it’s the color of the sea,

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73-SO MUCH TO PAINT, SO LITTLE TIME!

Staying Close at Hand   One of my biggest challenges as an artist is choosing. Choosing what to paint. Choosing the media and the approach I’m going to use. Sometimes it can be quite overwhelming. I’m easily enchanted, or maybe

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