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Letters
0 The Wild One

Dear Artist, There’s a challenging creative method which produces surprising, often mind-boggling results. Some artists do it instinctively; it’s the way they habitually work. This is such a good system that I would appreciate if you didn’t let it…

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0 Make a Home

Dear Artist, Here’s a creative method that’s surprisingly and often overlooked as we go about and busy ourselves in art-making. Take a look around your own home and family and see what might be needed. Find a wall or…

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0 A Love Affair

Dear Artist, When I was a student at Art Center School we in the Industrial Design Department had a bit of an attitude about fine art. To us it was a branch that was highly suspect. Basically fine art…

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0 The Art Web

Dear Artist, There’s a question that keeps coming my way. I guess it’s on a lot of our minds these days. With your permission I’d like to answer it with your input. How well does art sell online? Some…

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0 Trail’s End

Dear Artist, I feel like I might die on this trail. It’s cold and wet and my bones ache. Some of the paintings are constipated. Winston Churchill, who wasn’t a bad painter, said that when he died and went…

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0 On the Trail

Dear Artist, As I said, it’s all very personal — we all have our way with what we see and what we feel. I look for pattern, complexity, and the potential for mystery. I also spend a great deal…

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0 On the Move

Dear Artist, In 1878, Robert Louis Stevenson walked 120 miles in central France with a donkey by the name of Modestine. He sketched, took photographs and wrote Travels With A Donkey in the Cevennes. My friend Robin and I…

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0 Keep It Quiet

Dear Artist, Here’s a valuable creative device. It takes a bit of practice and it requires character and maybe even a change in your natural personality. The next time you have an idea or a plan that fires your…

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0 Quiet collectorship

Dear Artist, A line in my last letter picked up a bit of notice. It read, “I’ve always preferred quiet collectorship rather than ballyhoo or peer acceptance.” How, they wanted to know, do you get that quiet collectorship happening?…

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0 The Great Contest

Dear Artist, A lot of friends ask about entering juried shows. I’m not a very good example in this department. I practically never enter any of them. Fear of rejection is probably the main reason, but I also don’t…