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New Resolutions

Ambitious artist resolutions for 2011.
By |January 5th, 2011|Watercolor|1 Comment|

Holidays

Artistic Christmas Cards: How an artist enhanced a holiday watercolor painting with Adobe Illustrator.
By |December 26th, 2010|Watercolor|0 Comments|

The Deep Pensive

How music helps an artist escape from our technology saturated world.

Too Many Letters…

Painting books in watercolor without painting letters.
By |December 5th, 2010|Watercolor|0 Comments|

Painting the Nitty Gritty

Mixing Gouache and Watercolor in art, does it help?
By |October 21st, 2010|Watercolor|0 Comments|

Chasing Trains

Getting to the the art show, an artist and his son race to make the train to a little show in a big city.
By |October 11th, 2010|Watercolor|0 Comments|

Laying the Foundations

Thoughts about art success and how to get there.
By |October 4th, 2010|Watercolor|1 Comment|

Thoughts about the studio

Well it’s been almost a month since my last post here.  I’ve finally opened the studio up to the public.  If I had to guess, I think I’ve had the sign down on the sidewalk half a dozen times and have had two people come up over the course of the last week or two.  I think being up stairs is a big deterrent for people. Ok, I’m trying to write this while I’m watching the Bears implode… Cutler is out after 9 sacks in the first half and Todd Collins got hit hard too, and is out.  Seems we are doomed to lose to the Giants. Back to this art stuff.  I had a chance to attend the Itaska Art & Wine Festival, but I opted not to go.  There were some red flags I was concerned about:  the jury fee was waved, and the organizers were taking applicants up to the week of the show and I really didn’t feel like spending ~$500.00 just to get up there and show for three days.  A fine artist I met at the Lincoln show attended and I’m hoping to hear back from her about the show. I worked on some smaller pieces for a fundraiser a few of my friends organize.  They turned out fair enough; I spent only about two hours on each, including matting them.   I hope they generate some money for the American Cancer Society.  This sort of set me back on resuming work on “The Collector” until today. Oh I almost forgot, I decided on short notice last Wednesday to enter into the Illinois Watercolor Societies Members show.  That required me to take a painting up to Chicago for hand delivery to the American [...]

Making a Strong Finish

Winning a Art Festival Best of Show.
By |September 8th, 2010|Watercolor|4 Comments|

In the Doldrums…

Managing the highs and lows of selling art in a struggling economy.
By |August 22nd, 2010|Watercolor|1 Comment|