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0 Sanctuaries of sensitivity

Dear Artist, In Cancun we see the Disneyfication of our world. The Jungle Tour, Dolphin Show, Folklorico and Caribbean Carnival are dressed up with a lobster dinner. Even a six hour “Bar-Hopping” can be had with a guide. Mexican culture…

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0 Brotherhood and Sisterhood

Dear Artist, On the beach at Le Pouldu, near Pont-Aven, Brittany, there’s a leaning formation of rocks that could be organized a bit by looking down on it and laying the horizon fairly high in the composition. It took a…

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0 Bonfire of the Vanities

Dear Artist, A man phoned while I was working in the studio the other day and announced that he had bought one of my paintings in a Salvation Army Thrift Store. To add insult to injury he told me he…

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0 Mentoring

Dear Artist, There’s that wonderful feeling that it’s the first day of the rest of your life. There’s a kind of newness; I’m noticing for the first time the bow-wave of mallards on half-frozen ponds. Country-road families take leisurely walks,…

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0 Resolutions

Dear Artist, There are two ways to approach this: You can announce to as many people who will listen just exactly what your New Year’s resolutions are — or you can keep them quietly to yourself. Even though mine are…

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0 Online Galleries

Dear Artist, On the 28th of March of this year I wrote a letter asking about the effectiveness of selling art directly on the web. If you didn’t see the results of this survey please go to http://painterskeys.com/art-web. Since that…

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0 Gift wishes

Dear Artist, At this time of year in many countries people are wondering what to give and what they would like to receive. I’ve conducted a little poll among my immediate artist friends to get a few ideas and a…

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0 Special Places

Dear Artist, Several times I’ve been back to a place in southern France — an old farm-home converted into self-contained suites. “Mas Peychonnier,” with a commanding view and under the eye of a mysterious Cathar castle, presides over its grapefields.…

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0 A Mistress

Dear Artist, Jean Baptiste Camile Corot, on his deathbed in 1875, said, “I hope with all my heart there will be painting in heaven.” Today in this medieval town of Carcassonne (Aude, France) I’m wondering if there’s to be painting…

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0 On a Spanish Path

Dear Artist, There’s a hilly path through chestnut plantations and bosky woods for six kilometers between Galaroza and Fuenteheredos. I don’t expect anyone to know where that is — nor does it matter. This time of year the trees are…

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