How to Prepare a Winning Portfolio

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Interview notes by Elizabeth Robbins Panel of Three of Scottsdale’s Finest Gallery DirectorsArtists eagerly poured into the lecture room to hear what Scott Eubanks (Gallery Russia), Scott Jones (Legacy Gallery), and Beth Lauterback ... Read More...

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Fasten Your Seat Belts He’s a very Jovial Gent

Allan Duerr and Harley Brown Interview

Notes from the Harley Brown, Allan Duerr Interview By Howard Friedland Attendees at the 2010 Oil Painters of America National Show in Scottsdale were treated to an informative and extremely entertaining experience. I don't use the word ... Read More...

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Perception

Moonrise Road by John Hulsey

We are currently reading two fascinating books about human development and the evolution of art: The Social Conquest of Earth by E. O. Wilson and The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from ... Read More...

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Classical (Classic) Realism – Part 3

David Hardy – The Ginger Jar – 12″x 12″ – Oil

A three-part series that highlights the origins and resurgence of Classic Realism and its importance to the 21st century artist. In concluding this three-part interview series on Classic Realism, I want to thank our three participants: ... Read More...

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Painting Fred Red

2013-National-Exhibition-Photo-08

If you didn’t make it to the 22nd National Exhibition & Convention this month in Fredericksburg, TX, you missed a lot.  It was better than ever.  But don’t despair, just begin planning and saving for next year! Events like these are ... Read More...

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Dianne Massey Dunbar Interview

Diane Massey Dunbar Headshot

"I paint ordinary objects and scenes from everyday life. While I have the highest respect for artists who paint vistas and exquisite nudes and the like, I believe that there is a great deal of beauty in the world that often goes unnoticed. ... Read More...

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It’s Just Paint and Canvas

"Perihelion" by Rick Delanty, 24x24

What is the true “market value” of a painting? How does a potential collector know that a fair price is being offered? After all, the price can be negotiated... It’s not like a car, a stereo system, or a suit jacket that contains technical ... Read More...

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Stylistic Unity

Miller's Bend,  oil on canvas, 60 by 90inches,  © 2009 Laura Lewis

Two years ago I had my work critiqued through Oil Painters of America.  Todd Williams was the  Signature Member who looked at images of ten of my current paintings.  He gave me some very helpful insight into my work and useful  suggestions. ... Read More...

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5 Stages of Painting

"Taking the Lead" by Jane Barton 12x16

Artists know that, in spite of what people think, creating a good painting is not a day on the playground. Some days are easier that others, but mostly it takes a lot of hard work and perseverance to get what you want to say on the ... Read More...

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