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Blog posts October 2013

Capture and Store Your Inspirations

October 31, 2013

Infinite possiblities

Those 'flashes' of inspiration come in an instant but go just as fast unless you grab hold of them. Here's the easy way to do it...


Your best works of art can arise from a single, fleeting impressi…

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Painting is Easy

October 27, 2013

detail_Gauvin oil painting

Few will ever try painting a horse or a sunset. Yet they'll know your painting is 'wrong.'   How can you get the knowledge needed when...

For whatever reason, you didn't go to University or Art Sch…

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Art Collectors – Who are They and What do They Want?

October 26, 2013

collectors are all different

Art collectors are hard to categorise. Their tastes, selections, motivations and budgets are as varied as those of any other random group of people. The only connection between one art collector and…

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Originality in art – is it fact or fallacy?

October 22, 2013

'There is no new thing under the sun.'

Just a minute ago, I checked to be sure I got that famous quote right... I keep a copy of the books of the most popular religions in my library, so I checked t…

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What is good art and can seeing it help you paint original, new art?

October 22, 2013

Dorothy Gauvin artist,author

Like everyone else, as you begin your life as an artist, you 'don't know much about Art but you know what you like.' Sure, the old sayings get that way because they hold a truth.

So, it follows: t…

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