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This is the Most Enduring Inspiration to Keep You Painting

January 24, 2015

Australia is a young nation

Wherever your Homeland, your country's National Day kindles patriotic emotions. Artists in every place and era express these feelings in painting, music and poetry.

Patriotism means a simple, heart…

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Your Career in Art – The Creative Power of Silence

October 3, 2014

angels bearing ideas

Art is made in silence and in solitude. If your attention is contantly distracted by people or devices, your creative Muse will go offline.

Upfront, I should clarify what I mean by the word 'Muse.'…

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Your Career in Art - Which Medium is the Best?

September 8, 2014

 

The medium you choose defines you in the view of gallery directors and art collectors. It can make or break your chance to succeed.

Beginner artists often shy away from painting in oils. Like e…

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Plan the 3 Stages of Your Art Career

July 25, 2014

Art Career Plan

Desire to be a professional artist starts you on a journey with 3 distinct stages. Reaching the destination is easier when you have a map.

As a beginner artist, you're at a crossroad. To stay amatuer…

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How to Bounce Back from Painter's Block

July 1, 2014

Alternative art formWe've all heard of 'writer's block.' Painters struggle to overcome the same kind of difficulty.

When a painter can't be painting, what can s/he do?
Every artist faces setbacks that bring work to a st…

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Can Serious Art be Made by Sane and Happy Artists?

February 7, 2014

Art writers often cite the focus on symbols of sex and death in the work of famous artists. It can seem as if you've no chance of making 'great art' unless your paintings or songs or novels are 'dar…

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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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'My family doesn't take me seriously as an artist.'

January 13, 2012

'My family doesn't take me seriously as an artist.'

Can you truly blame them? After all, for most of your life up until now, you've been a wage slave or brain surgeon or housewife or rock star - inse…

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