May
9
2011

The Total Art Experience by M Theresa Brown

The dew on the grass was wet, the morning almost chilly, but Saturday, May 7 was our scheduled "Paint in the Garden" START (www.startart.com) class and we had a dozen people coming in at 10:00 am to learn or re-experience painting "Plein air" or from life outside at our studio. Right on cue, the sun peeped over the trees and scattered light across the garden flowers and roses.  Students ranging from 12 to 72  gathered in the studio and we started a day that for most, was a first! They were all painting scenes, not from photographs, but from the actual subjects themselves! My artist husband, Stephen Filarsky,( www.smfilarsky.com) ... [More]
May
4
2011

Come Out for a Great Cause!

Hello there blog friends!Come out for a great cause! Robert King is selling his “Alien in Love” series.Please join us at Lilly’s Pizza for First Friday, May 5th for a gathering of friends, beverages and Great Pizza 6pm-10pm.Each painting is for sale ranging from $400 - $824.Please contact Robert or Lisa King at 919-758-5383 or via email at octaveblue@gmail.com if you would like to make a donation and/or purchase one of his paintings in this series.Paintings will be on display through the end of June.See you there! Sharon DiGiulio
Apr
25
2011

Listening to the Advice of Jack White by M Theresa Brown

I have admired the advice of artist Jack White for a long time. He is not one of those online marketing artsy gurus who blows smoke at you. He tells it like it is when it comes to the real life of the real working artist.  He never went all glossy and high tech and showered his readers with a fantasy "artist's life". But if you are a working artist (as in paying your bills with the sales of your art) you know immediately that he speaks the ral truth. And one of the  real truths is that self employment in any field is hard work.  But if that is your excuse for not creating your art, then maybe it's not the profession for you!&nb... [More]

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