Three Steps to being a Better Painter in Three Months by Mike Rooney

  Here’s a three step list of things that are guaranteed to make you a better painter. Paint. Paint. Paint. There’s no substitute for painting. Reading about it won’t do it, watching DVDs incessantly won’t do it, and taking workshops one behind the other won’t do it either. If you would challenge yourself to paint…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010

Preserving our Past by Wilson Bickford

As artists, we are able to record the details of our generation for all posterity. To prove my point, I will mention two names: George Washington and Jesus Christ. Upon reading those names, it’s without question that a “visual” popped into your head, correct? The reason is that you have a reference to these two…..

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Call it what you want by TMNK

Rat Race 18×24 Mixed Media on Masonite 2009 I’m not much into labels. I simply try to express a thought or a feeling in some form of visual permanence. But when listing my work in catalogs and exhibitions, the term mixed-media is most often used. Mixed-media? Yes, I deploy a mash-up of mediums in the…..

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Where Does Inspiration Come From by Carissa Goldstein

Art has always been a mystical field for me. Having taken only one art class in high school, I didn’t have a lot of exposure other than visits to art galleries. I would wander from piece to piece at each gallery, stunned at how these artists came up with such amazing ideas. Where did these…..

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My Creative Process from The Me Nobody Knows (TMNK)

Salt and Pepper 18″x24″ Mixed Media on Masonite 2009 I was asked recently about my creative process as though I had some formula for coming up with my paintings. For me, each painting is a unique journey, a planned, yet unexpected accident. I knew where I was trying to go, but how did I end…..

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Our Influences on Others by Wilson Bickford

Each school year, I have the opportunity to work with several hundred kids in a “Visiting Artist” program, which is set up by the local arts council. My county is the largest in the state so I cover quite an area and frequent many different schools. Very recently, I was scheduled for 4 consecutive days…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 12/05/2010