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Letters
0 The Happy Struggle

Dear Artist, He’s a painter of portraits. But the struggle he goes through plays itself out in the studios of artists of all stripes. This man happens to work from photographs he takes himself. “If Leonardo had been shown…

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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?…