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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 Camille 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 in…

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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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0 Creative Invention

Dear Artist, Spaniards are particularly hostile to photography in Public Art Galleries. This is unfortunate because some of the more interesting Murillos aren’t in the books. I love details of the paintings I love. That’s how I came to invent…

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0 Charity Art Auctions

Dear Artist, One of the joys of being an artist is to be able to give some of our best efforts back to the community that has supported and encouraged us. It’s an honor and a privilege that our works…

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0 Artist’s mind

Dear Artist, My friend Joe Blodgett says, “There’s two ways to walk this path — one for the path and one for the spirit.” It’s a cathedral of Douglas fir and alder, blown twigs from the night’s storm, a carpet…

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0 Shoot the model

Dear Artist, Toulouse-Lautrec remarked, “A professional model is like a stuffed owl. These girls are alive.” He was referring to the women in the brothel. He had a point. A pose, while worthwhile for its own sake, is also static.…

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