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Why We Make Art | Lee Hammond

The need to create is one of life’s great mysteries, and art itself is highly misunderstood. Few will ever really know or understand what drives an artist to create what they do. And many wonder why the artist can’t stop, or ever to want to. Artists are often highly misunderstood, for the mystery of how we think is impossible for most people to comprehend.
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Techniques and Tips

Want to Show Painting Improvement Now?

Portraiture is, in my humble opinion, the domain of artistic masters. All the greats, such as Velazquez, Rembrandt, Goya and Sargent, can be counted as incredibly skilled and innovative portrait artists in addition to being pretty brilliant at everything else they chose to paint.How Do They Do It?Their portrait art was so great because they were great.
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Techniques and Tips

Oil Painting Basics: Brushes 101

Hey beginners, don’t be intimidated by oil painting — especially when you have the fundamentals right here for you! Here we talk about one of the cornerstones of oil painting: brushes. What kinds there are, how to use them and how to take care of them.Jump into this overview of some of the basic know-how you’ll need, including recommended brushes for oil painting and tips for cleaning them.
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Creativity Inspiration

Find Your Creative Process

Artistic Vision Lookbooks with Sandra Duran WilsonEveryone has creativity inside them but they may not recognize it. When someone admonishes their own creative abilities with, “I can’t draw a straight line.” My response is, “Neither can I. That’s why I have a straightedge.”In my book, Awakening Your Creative Soul, I explore jump-starting your own creative powerhouse with 52 art, writing, and meditation projects.
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Your Art Career

10 Rules for Being a Professional Artist

You may have been one of the lucky readers who got their hands on a hot magazine that Network published several years ago: Acrylic Artist.If you didn’t happen to get a copy (digital issues of Acrylic Artist are still available in NorthLightShop.com), then you may have missed the work of Mark Gould.
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Drawing

A Head for the Hills | Robin Purcell Watercolor Landscapes

“I was probably warped by doing paint by numbers as a child,” quips Robin Purcell, alluding to the intriguing patchwork-like quality and bold colors of her engaging watercolors. It’s important to observe them from life so I can choose which ones make sense to put in, and, just as important, which ones to leave out.
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