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How To Evaluate Your Art by Stephen Lursen

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How To Evaluate Your Art by Stephen Lursen

Hi! Welcome to today's blog article where I talk about how you can evaluate, consider, and develop your artwork. To begin talking about how to evaluate art in general, you must first have a strong understanding of how to talk about the elements and principles of art and design. Once you can break apart a painting into its core elements and principles, you can critique it alone or in a group and ensure everyone else understands exactly what you're talking about. It also allows you to simplify a potentially complicated image to evaluate the core purpose or message within the art...

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Ever After 2017 is now here!

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Ever After 2017 is now here!

Thank you so much to all of you who've already signed up, what an amazing group of people we've amassed! Ever After 2017 has now opened it's magical castle doors you guys!! Be sure to join before the early registration discount code expires for 20% off!  Your 20% off discount code expires on July 8th, so be sure to use it before then!  If you haven't signed up yet, here is just a little reminder to make sure you use your early bird discount code: MAGIC2017 (valid on all packages until July 8th!)  See you there!  Here is all the info...

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Ever After 2017 Blog Hop and Give Away!!!

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Ever After 2017 Blog Hop and Give Away!!!

____________________________________________________ Ever After 2017 - Blog Hop & Give Away! ____________________________________________________ Hello everyone! I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on Ever After this year! I am so honored and proud to be one of the selected teachers and my hope is to meet new artists and students through this amazing opportunity from Willowing Arts. And even MORE exciting news is that I can GIVE AWAY ONE SPACE on this magical new collaborative art course! Keep reading if you want to find out more about Ever After and if you want to find out how you...

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Find Out Friday with Stephen Lursen

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Find Out Friday with Stephen Lursen

Hello everyone! I am excited to have been included in Donna Downey's "Find Out Fridays" weekly online workshops as an October instructor! If you'd like to find out more about Donna's 2016 Find Out Friday's free weekly instructional videos just click the link. I received a bag of 5 mystery items in the mail, not knowing what the heck I was going to get, and loved the experience of getting to create using materials I am not used to. The only material I was used to was the paint marker. Everything else was new to me and I thought anxiously...

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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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