Archives for April 2013

What can an artist do about it?

Any American would have been shocked by it: the senseless murders of three spectators in the bombings fifty yards apart at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15th; over 250 injured, at least eight of them children; the death of ... Read More...

Free Ways to Promote Your Paintings: Part I – Press Releases

Okay, we are kidding ourselves if we think that there isn’t a business side to art.  There is and, as you know, artists need to wear many hats in order to have a growing career.  One of those hats is “Marketing and Promoting your ... Read More...

How Important is it to really Know your subject?

I am often asked the question, “Is it important to really know the subject you are painting inside and out.” First let me say that it certainly does not hurt to know the subject, but artists can paint subjects that interest them without ... Read More...

Learning To Draw Like An Angel (Michelangelo)

After long wishing and planning to study art in the center of the Italian Renaissance, I am keeping my wish alive. I arrive at the Florence Stazione (train station) and walk for three blocks to the Florence Academy of Art. At last, I find ... Read More...

Andy Thomas Interview

I first met Andy Thomas more than 20 years ago while participating in the Midwest Gathering of the Artists Show in Carthage, MO. His talent was obvious, so to see his career explode as it has in recent years as a painter of western themes, ... Read More...