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 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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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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Deja Vu

There is something I totally missed out on in all my years as a “studio” artist. Well there are a lot of things, but let’s focus on the relevant for a bit. It’s not something I noticed till recently, though I’ve now been painting as a plein air artist for 2 years and 3 months…

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Too many Fires

You into  “Buzz Words?”  What is it that everyone in the world is trying to be a master of anymore? Multitasking! In these days and times if you are not proficient at doing many things at once it seems like you are being left behind, or at least I feel that way. In this rat…

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Escape from the Crazy

When life gets all crazy all around you, what do you do to escape? I spent much of my life trying to find things to remove many of the pressures that the world puts on you, I mean there are a lot of pressures that face us on a daily basis. Fortunately I have not…

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