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"Swirling Water" A new time lapse painting video

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"Swirling Water" A new time lapse painting video

Forward progress! I just got back from taking my family on a summer vacation to Treasure Lake in Georgia. We stayed in a beautiful townhouse on the water and made it a priority to visit the Georgia Aquarium. The Georgia Aquarium is the best and biggest aquarium in the U.S. and we LOVED it! We went on a Tuesday to avoid the crowds and we never waited in line for anything! I mentioned the aquarium because it has been a major source of visual inspiration for me this summer. Two weeks ago, before vacation, I finished painting my tiny series...

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New! Small series where old paintings become new

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New! Small series where old paintings become new

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7 Artists who inspire me right now

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7 Artists who inspire me right now

7 Artists who inspire me right now No matter who you are as an artist, it is important to continually learn and grow by experience within the studio and by observation/conversations from other artists who make what you find to be beautiful art. These 7 Artists make what I find to be extraordinary work and I would love to have a conversation with any of them about their process, materials, color choices, belief about the purpose of art, and more. Artist 1.) Claire Desjardins. (She is actually going to be teaching at Donna Downey Studios where I will be teaching!...

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"Festival of Triumph" Original painting and time lapse video

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"Festival of Triumph" Original painting and time lapse video

I am proud to present Festival of Triumph! This original painting is 48" tall by 24" wide. 100% artist acrylic on canvas stretched over a gallery depth wooden frame and ready to hang.  When painting this work of art I was continually layering paint over paint and found myself moving with music to create a celebratory painting that I hope greets you every time you walk into the room. When I look at this painting I envision confetti raining from above. I imagine that singular moment of surprise when those who love you have gathered to make you know that you...

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How do you start painting when you don't have an idea?

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How do you start painting when you don't have an idea?

Question: "How do you start painting when you don't have an idea?" I hear this question often believe it or not and the answer is actually quite simple! This answer is best suited to those who paint in an abstract way, but could still be applied to others styles as well! 1st: Solve 90% of the problems ahead of time to reduce mental obstacles at painting time!        Example: decide ahead of time to paint in a series. Determine up front how many you will make. What size they will all be, what general color scheme to follow, and what your...

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