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0 The Empire of Art

Dear Artist, Unlike the Roman, the British, or any other Empires under the sun, the Empire of Art rises from grass roots just about everywhere. While its citizens speak a variety of tongues, they are understood pretty well universally. If…

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0 The Price of Things

Dear Artist, There’s some odd dynamics in the pricing of created works. It’s useful for an artist to understand some of what’s going on. Art doesn’t necessarily follow the standards of supply and demand. You may have noticed that outrageous…

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0 On the Money

Dear Artist, Winston Churchill said that only a fool would write for any other reason than money. I know of painters who insist that they only pick up a brush if they know they are going to get paid. This…

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0 Women in Art

Dear Artist, From time to time I do workshops and demonstrations for art clubs in my community. At the beginning I generally ask some questions: “How many paint in oils, how many in watercolor, how many in acrylic?” Here I…

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0 Flat spots

Dear Artist, It seems that some artists never have flat spots — others are telling us they are more in them than out of them. If you have abundant ideas that stretch to the horizon and all the energy and…

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4 Your Vision

Dear Artist, Do you ever wander back to that time when you first started thinking about making art? Do you ever think of the vision you first had — how your art would be made, its themes, its look? How…

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0 Internet art review

Dear Artist, Let’s review what we’ve found out so far about the current state of selling art on the Net. On December 26 we asked about online galleries (If you haven’t seen the responses to that question you can go…

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0 Be here now

Dear Artist, Here on the sleepy lagoon it’s a good place to practice the “be here now.” Limitations become advantages and new and unfamiliar phenomena become fresh challenges. I have only this — and this day to do it. Come…

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0 On Sleepy Lagoon

Dear Artist, On the sleepy lagoon there’s a kind of languid flow. It’s a sort of “doesn’t matter” feeling that permeates everything from when you get up to how you mix your colors. This casualness is in contrast to the…

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0 Habits of Intuition

Dear Artist, Many artists know all about Intuition and depend on her for long-term and minute-to-minute guidance. Self-employed persons may even take her for granted. She’s a beautiful partner who goes anywhere with you. Respect for Intuition is one of…

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