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Train Your Eye With Figure Sketching

Do It Right and You Sketch ArtHave you ever considered how powerful your figure sketching is? On so many fronts! First, it is the greatest and best way to get comfortable with the page. Blank paper is intimidating! If you are unsure or unease with getting started, the best way is with figural work. There’s nothing more compelling than the human body.
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Dont Let Your Plein-Air Skills Grow Cold

Artists, It’s Cold Outside!For some of us plein air artists, winter weather is just a bit too unpredictable and chilly to spend much time painting outdoors. With that being said, you also don’t want to go for several months without making art.This is the time of the year when outdoor artists can look for art-making activities to do indoors to keep their plein air painting skills hot while the weather outside is cold.
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Your Art Career

8 Ideas to Help Sell Paintings

From the 1980s into the mid-1990s, I made a point of visiting Capricorn Gallery in Bethesda, Maryland, every time I traveled to Washington, DC. I could always count on leaving the gallery with a list of promising artists to profile in American Artist.The first time any artist began exhibiting at Capricorn, Desind would give him or her the same speech he had been offering since the gallery opened in 1964.
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Pastel Paintings in Process | Mary Aslin

Different qualities of light inspire pastelist Mary Aslin, and they’re instrumental in evoking mood in her painting arrangements—particularly her floral still lifes. Each offers its own mood and helps to tell a story.Below are three in-process setups—and the finished paintings—that are the fruition of Aslin’s self-imposed challenge to create more mood, atmosphere and light in her still lifes.
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Advice for Using Intense Color

Autumn Art Colors That Are Powerful But Not OverwhelmingI’ve always loved the varied and intense colors of fall. With the season just starting, I realized it is the perfect time to share with you this stunning oil painting by artist Bob Rohm entitled Morning Color.It’s a wonderful example of how intense your art colors can be.
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What It Means to Be an Artist

Being An Artist: Is it Just About Mastering Art Techniques, or Something More?What does it mean to be an artist? I know I don’t have to explain it to all of you; but when I am in situations with people who aren’t as passionate about art, I find myself trying to explain and justify my commitment — to painting, drawing, sculpture and all the art techniques that go along with them.
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