To Render Worthless

What’s about the worst thing you can do to devalue your art, no not that! That just devalue’s everything. What I’m talking about is something that’s pretty common in the art field, and that’s auctioning your art for a charity. How about you, are you guilty of this? Does it devalue art? If so, why?…

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What does it take

What does it take to become the best? What does it take to change your life? What does it take to drag yourself up? There are as many different types of people in this world as there are… well, people! And for the majority of them it takes quite a bit to move them onto…

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A New Favorite

What do you like to hear when someone sees one of your paintings for the 1st time? “Thomas Kinkade move over”, “That looks just like a picture?” Okay, those are actually some of the things that are like nails on a blackboard. What I really like to hear is things that involve, “feel”, or “senses”…

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A Touch of Dixie

I promise I won’t make it a habit here, talking art I mean. Last week was about my “limited pallet” and this week, well yes. I’m going to talk art… sort of, but what else do I know? I’ve seen many a blog talking of their travels, or what they did that day. Usually an…

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Give me 4 for the Road

I really don’t talk about my art much here, or how or why I create it. Not sure why, I just don’t know enough about it to be out trying to act like an authority on something. I try not to give advice, I find it better to speak of experience, and folks can take…

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The Biggest Compliment?

We have grown up getting compliments for things we do well, and then criticized when we do something wrong. It’s pretty much bred into us. As an infant the entire family will clap and jump for joy when accidentally roll over on your back. And then all the high fives you give your kids when…

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Do You See What I See?

A star, a star, dancing in the night, with a tail as big as a kite. The holidays are about over for this season, just New Years and then Ground Hogs Day is coming up, but then we’ve got a bit of a break. I had hoped to take this holiday time to get a…

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I don’t paint for “Fun”

Recently I did a little challenge on Facebook involving artists from around the world. It was not for money or any sort of prize, no fame or glory, no accolades from the high end galleries on 5th Avenue. It was artists on every level taking part in something just for fun. The response was good,…

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Heavy Metal Thunder

Not the normal sound one hears as they paint the countryside. I would like to think I am a very cautious man. For instance, in the world of power tools I always use every precaution and if a safety device is not functioning I will just not use it. I always wear a seat belt,…

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Into the Drainage Ditch

Step outside your front door, how many times a day do you do this? A little, a lot? Why do you go out there? To check the mail, get the paper, go to your car and leave for work. There are other times you go out front to spend a bit of time there, maybe…

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