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Data Has a History of Inspiring Artists

An interesting example of artists being inspired by data is a book called Painting by Numbers: Komar and Melamid's Scientific Guide to Art.

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Try High-Key Painting for Springtime

A high-key painting is one in which the values are predominantly lighter and fall within the top to middle half of the value scale.

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Patience, Perseverance and Releasing the Extraordinary

How did Michelangelo and da Vinci hone themselves to excel? How do great artists strive?

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Rx for Sloppy Newsletter Syndrome

The epidemic is SENS – Sloppy Email and Newsletter Syndrome. Let me explain the symptoms so you can self-diagnose.

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The Sound of Music in the Artist’s Studio

Whatever habits and rituals the following artists choose, it is obvious that the sound of music is an integral companion in their studio.

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The 'Big Break' is a Myth

The myth of the big break is the idea that someone or something is going to suddenly come into our lives and launch our careers into orbit. … These are four methods I use to keep from getting sucked into the myth of the big break.

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New Column: State of the Art

As artists, we live in this same tech-laden world, yet many of us face additional challenges to the ones the rest of the culture is dealing with.

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Create Successful Art Events

Although anyone can hang art on the wall, pour some wine, fill a few bowls with snacks, and call it an event.

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Show Your Stuff!

While artists should maintain their own website, there are hundreds of websites for sharing creative work and enhancing their online presence.

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Art Critics Really Said This

You might be tempted to discount critics, but you would be wrong not to listen to people who have spent decades looking at artist after artist.

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APRIL+MAY 2015

http://bit.ly/PAAprMay2015

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Promoting Women Artists

National Association of Women Artists, ArtTable, and Woman Made Gallery: Three outstanding organizations advancing women’s status in the arts

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Revitalize Old Content On Your Blog

If you’ve had a blog for a while, you might be faced with the same dilemma: What to do about old posts that have outlived their usefulness?

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We Sent Free Art Supplies. This is What Came Back.

I enjoyed creating this exercise and know the students found the exercises and free art supplies fun and challenging. I hope you will enjoy their efforts as well.

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Five Little Things to Make my Studio More Pleasant

I love nothing more than being in my studio, and here are five things that make the time I spend in my studio even more pleasant!

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Interview with Squeak Carnwath

"I think painting is a philosophical enterprise, and I think that paintings aren’t real like sculptures are real — it’s all in our heads." ~ Squeak Carnath

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Curate a Solo Show

When you put together a show of only your work, you make the rules. This forces you to be organized and proactive. You realize that you are in charge of your destiny.

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Don't Create This! (Create it!)

If you love something — be it a theme or subject in art — I'm willing to bet that you have a following 'out there'. There is a market for any type of art you can think of!

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The Healing Power of Art

Art can change a person’s outlook and the way they experience the world. We asked artists from around the world to submit art and writing about how their submissions relate to the healing process.

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An Artistic Eye: Luna Lee Ray

“For me, curating is a big puzzle, and I love puzzles,” Luna says. “I look for themes; I look for patterns; I look for rhythm and repetition."

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