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Van Gogh the Great

Yeah…the art world doesn’t add “The Great” to artists. But if they did, Van Gogh would be one of those “greats.” I LOVE Van Gogh. Not just because his paintings are beautiful and vibrant, but because he struggled through life. He wasn’t kissed by the angel of art on the day of his birth, he […]

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Gainsborough

I have to admire Gainsborough: he figured out a way to paint what he wanted. In a world where those who could afford a painting HAD the property they could see through the window…why would they purchase a landscape? And yet, Gainsborough LOVED to paint landscapes, so… Why not do both? And the Gainsborough landscape […]

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Rembrandt

There are a few artists who we commonly refer to by one name: DaVinci. Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello (yes,. all the turtles) But there are a few more: Picasso. Van Gogh. And of course, Rembrandt. Rembrandt’s family was really interesting: His father was a miller, and his mother a baker’s daughter, and Rembrandt was one of […]

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Cycle 2, Week 5: Perspective: It’s more than it appears…

The Online Class starts tonight! ANNOUNCEMENT! I will be leading a web-based class from August 16-20 covering the first six weeks of drawing: showing you how to draw through the techniques CC highlights, how to break down art to simple processes, how to try different techniques for those who get frustrated. The cost is $25 for four […]

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