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62-WHITE VASE ON A WHITE BACKGROUND

Here’s the third video in my How to Paint a Still Life Series. Join me for this tutorial where I demonstrate how to paint a white vase on a white background in pastel. https://youtu.be/dCDVbYE49yE

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58-HOW TO RENDER GLASS IN PASTEL

  Here’s the first video in my How to Paint a Still Life Series. This is a little tutorial on how to paint glass with pastels. I have my blue bowl in a still life stage. It can afford only

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57-BEING A GOOD WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT

I’ve been both a workshop participant and an instructor. I love teaching and I’ve loved being a student of another artist. Taking a workshop is a gift to yourself. Here are a few tips on how to get the most

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56-CARLSON’S THEORY OF ANGLES

Quite a number of years ago, I came across John F. Carlson’s book Carlson’s Guide to Landscape Painting. In this book he outlines his Theory of Angles. I light bulb went off in my head. I’d always been focused on

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55-THE MAGPIE: WHY IT WORKS

  This is the first in a new series quick looks at paintings that are working. I believe that it’s easy to focus on what is NOT working and then we get pretty stuck on that! Focusing on what is

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53-A TREE IS NOT A TREE

To paint a thing, I have to see it with innocent eyes; eyes like a baby. No labels, no bias, no preconceived notions, no judgements, no preferences. I can’t paint a tree, I have to paint a combination of shapes

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