Archives for July 2019

Listening – Thinking – Speaking – Leading: How do these skills relate to the artist’s life?

How would you rate your listening skills?  Do you struggle with communicating with art buyers or gallery directors? Are you involved in leadership in an art-related organization? When asked to speak to a group about your art, how ... Read More...

Intelligent Design

"Just Wetting A Line" by Robert J. Simone16" x 16" - Oil on linen Design, noun, 2) the purpose, planning or intention that exists or is thought to exist behind an action, fact or material object.  In this post, I want to say a ... Read More...

Figure Painting Techniques for Trees

I painted my first tree at age 12 and continued to paint landscapes for the next few decades.  But I have never liked my trees.  Eventually, I switched to figurative work although I love plein air painting.  I still do not like my trees.  I ... Read More...

Becoming more “Painterly”

Reading many blogs, posts, and comments from developing artists, a common theme I have found is a desire to be more “painterly”; to be looser, more natural, etc.  The general advice given is to become confident in the required ... Read More...

Painting Still Life

Picasso... Caravaggio.. Henri Fantin-Latour, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Francisco de Zurbarán, Braque, Mary Cassatt, Miró...Gauguin. Monet, Manet, Renoir, Adelheid Dietrich. Brueghel, Rembrandt, Dürer, Rubens, Velázquez. "Brazilian Tree ... Read More...