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The Paradox of Creativity

The Paradox of Creativity

One of the biggest and most pervasive myths of creativity is that you must wait for it. That is, the age-old myth of having to wait for divine inspiration in order to create great art. While, I agree, there are times where you need to let your ideas simmer or evolve a bit, that practice,... Read more »

Oil Painting Solvents

Oil Painting Solvents

If your new to oil painting (or even if your an experienced oil painter) you need to be aware of the proven, harmful, health effects that working with solvents can produce. Keep in mind, when working with solvents, is that they have a more more insidious cumulative effect than they have short-term – although you... Read more »

Inventing Versus Re-Inventing

Inventing Versus Re-Inventing

I used to really get hung up on this, that is, really trying to come up with some creative project/thing that the world has never seen before and that will make me/them instantly rich (and famous). But, in actuality, most of the wealth created created in the world comes from the reinvention of an existing... Read more »

Celebrating the Letters of Van Gogh

Celebrating the Letters of Van Gogh

Thanks to the a new exhibition called (aptly enough) Van Gogh’s Letters: The Artist Speaks on view at the Van Gogh Museum in Holland from Oct 9, 2009 till Jan 3, 2010 you can now discover them anew. More than 120 letters (There are 902 total, 800 of which are held at the Van Gogh... Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wish you all a warm, safe, and happy Thanksgiving Holiday. If you’re not from the US or Canada you may not know everything about this uniquely American holiday. If so, check out some Thanksgiving day facts. We are having it at our house this year so there will be people galore. Hopefully a 26... Read more »

Time and Efficiency Saving Studio Accessories

Time and Efficiency Saving Studio Accessories

It’s often this little studio accessories that make all the difference in the world – it seems everyone has their favorites  – and, of course, I do too. A studio accessory (to me anyway) is a time saving tool or supply that solves (or assists with) a specific art studio problem. What’s great about sharing... Read more »


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