What Works for You? by Deb Bartos

I’m now doing a seasonal blog for Jerry’s (four times a year) as this works for me. Winter is the perfect time for soul-searching, organizing,  and removing the clutter to make room for the new life that appears in spring. I’ve always liked to look at life in seasons, and love them all. They all…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 07/02/2011

Art as Play by Deb Bartos

Thinking about how much we have invested in art materials and frames, can lead to careful but un-inspired work.  Painting from reference materials (even your own, hopefully they ARE your own) can also produce nothing but stagnation. Before I start a new piece, I usually ask myself, “Why am I painting this?” If I have…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 23/11/2010

No Painting is Safe! by Deb Bartos

No painting of mine is safe, that is, until its hanging on someone else’s wall. There are just a few, actually, that are sacred, for personal reasons, and I will never touch again. However, there are quite a few of them that go in the “gosh, there is just something not quite right with that…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 05/07/2010

Painting in Your Own Backyard by Deb Bartos

This sounds like something you would do if you were three and your mother was hanging clothes on the line.  It is really excellent art education advice.  Ordinary and mundane objects can be the best subjects ever.  An added advantage is not wasting time or money on the commute to painting expeditions. Consider the impressionists…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 16/06/2010

The Advantages of Painting a Series by Deb Bartos

A series of paintings is a really good way of organizing your mind and your art. It gives you a plan, it gives you a chance to explore the subject past just one painting. It gives you a good excuse to stop a painting at a reasonable place.   Many times, I’m having so much…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 01/06/2010

Collecting Art by Deb Bartos

n addition to creating art, I have slowly and affordably collected art from other artists over the past 20 years. It has been a wonderful thing to do and every piece tells a story. I’ve collected work that is practical. These items include a hand-blown vase to hold my flowers, a welded sculpture to hold…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010

Art is a Universal Language by Deb Bartos

In addition to being an artist (a painter of oils and watercolors) I am a nursing instructor. I love teaching. I love learning. I love caring and teaching others new skills in caring. I also believe that every profession (and every life) has 2 sides. There is an art and a science to everything. The…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010

What is Art? by Deb Bartos

Laundry Day in Italy 12×16 in water soluble oil 2009 My name is Deb Bartos. I love art, nature, and exploring new places. I’ve painted on location since taking a Plein Air workshop in 1993. I found that painting plein air was the answer to getting the colors and light I wanted in my paintings……

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 12/05/2010