How Daily Painting Can Make You a Better Artist by Mike Rooney

If you’ve been around the painting business any amount of time you’ve probably heard the term “daily painting.” But you may be asking “what is that exactly?” and may be wondering what it could offer you. Daily painting is a movement that started years ago and is pretty much attributed to an artist named Duane…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 21/12/2010

Defeating “Da Funk” by Mike Rooney

Ever been in a “funk” and can’t paint? If you’re very serious about your painting (vs. doing it once in a while for fun) you know that “da funk” can really rattle you. Sometimes it hits you out of nowhere and sometimes it comes at other more predictable times. Lets look at what causes it,…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 18/08/2010

Creativity Needs Peace and Quiet by Mike Rooney

I’ve had an epiphany sometime over the last few months. Slow down and do better paintings. I thought you might like to see how I corrected a dangerous course of action so you’ll have something to think about before you go down the same road or have to correct course like me. Here’s the skinny……

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010

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

I Want to be a Sellout by Mike Rooney

Thats right, you heard me correctly. I want to be a sellout! Let me explain. I’m Mike Rooney, a plein air painter, living on the coast of NC. I have about a dozen galleries representing me in NC and Cape Cod, and I also teach workshops and make instructional DVD’s sold at Jerrys Artarama. This…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 12/05/2010