Tag Archives: Painter

Perceptual Distortion

I don’t often work with oils, mainly because of the messiness involved in having canvases lying around that take ages to dry, but occasionally I get the chance to paint a portrait where I have the sitter available for several … Continue reading

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Grace in Motion

Do you feel graceful?  I have to confess that most of the time, I do not feel graceful.  I feel clumsy and like my very presence is out of place, wherever I am.  I’m sure I would starve, as a … Continue reading

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Taking It to the People

You’ve starved for long enough.  You’ve created a body of work.  Your paintings are there, you have thousands of words written, you’ve developed a new product, or your music is mixed and mastered.  What are you waiting for? If you’re … Continue reading

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Life as a Multidimensional Creative Being

Life as a multidimensional creative being can be difficult. What is a multidimensional creative being? If you are one, you know you are. You understand what it means. Most people will tell you there’s no such thing. What it means … Continue reading

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25 Creative Ideas for Starving Artists

Try painting the subject you are looking at upside down Swap light colours for dark and vice versa Paint with a fork instead of a palette knife Reverse the chord sequence of a song you like.  It is a new … Continue reading

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Maslow’s “Being Values” as Aesthetic Compass – A Thought Experiment

According to Wikipedia: “Abraham Harold Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) was an American psychologist. He is noted for his conceptualization of a “hierarchy of human needs”, and is considered the founder of humanistic psychology. Beyond the routine … Continue reading

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