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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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Artist Profiles

Priceless: A Representational Artist Painting Abstract Art Too

Painting Abstract Art Isn’t Just About SquigglesArcenio Martin Campos‘ work always surprises me because he doesn’t allow the objects or figures he is painting to dictate how he paints. Instead, Campos paints to articulate form, masses and his own ideas or concepts. It is like he is painting abstract art, but the results are incredibly real.
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The Artist Life

Youll Love This Quick Approach to Painting Fog

Painting the light effects created by fog can be frustrating at first. Fog is generally moving, so trying to paint it on-site makes the scene ever-changing. This can be maddening, and may cause artists—like Claude Monet—to put a foot right through their canvas! Since we don’t want you to feel foggy when painting, or ruin any of your precious art supplies, we’re here to share a quick and simple solution.
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Techniques and Tips

Premixing Your Paints: Pros and Cons

A lot of painters have strong opinions about whether or not it is helpful to premix colors on the palette or ‘set’ a palette before painting. For example, if you are painting a still life with green apples, at the onset you could mix a large quantity of the green you’ve decided to use so that you have it in reserve throughout the process.
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Creativity Inspiration

Learning How to Let Inspiration Come to Me

Inspiration Advice from Mary WhyteI went through a phase when I thought I could control everything–where my career was headed, how my relationships were going to turn out, and what kind of life I was going to have. The best you can do is meet what appears on your path head-on.Open to InspirationThat goes especially for being open to inspiration for artwork.
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Techniques and Tips

Learning to See: Step-by-Step Demo with Sarah Lamb

In this excerpt from “Starting with the Darks” by Louise B. Hafesh in The Artist’sMagazine (June 2013), Sarah Lamb leads a step-by-step demo on accomplishing her stunning alla prima approach to painting. The end result is Three Pears (oil, 13×16).Learning to Seeby Sarah Lamb“Nothing is hard to paint when you look at every object the same way.
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