Archives for January 2013

Review: Ugolino and His Sons by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

The story of Pisan traitor Ugolino della Gherardesca, imprisoned with his sons and condemned to starvation, is told in Dante’s Inferno (canto 33). Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux shows the anguished father resisting his children’s offer of their own bodies for his sustenance. The composition was cast in bronze in Paris in 1862. This Saint-Beat marble now resides […]

What Can 100 Percent Effort Do for Your Art Career?

Are you reluctant to act on your art career because of a fear of failure?  Are you afraid of “blowing it,” of being embarrassed or looking foolish to your friends and family? I can understand that.  We’re all afraid of blowing it, of looking like fools in front of our family and friends. But why […]

Review of Crucifixion Corpus Hypercubus by Salvador Dali

Crucifixion Corpus Hypercubus by Salvador Dali is one of the most beautiful works of the modern era.  The painting is currently displayed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In Crucifixion Corpus Hypercubus, Christ is depicted hovering above checkerboard field that flows out toward an infinite horizon.  The turned face of Christ […]

Check Out the NEW Artist Mastermind Group Forum

Happy New Year! I hope your first few days of 2013 have been nothing short of OUTSTANDING 🙂 To kick off the new year, I’ve created the ARTIST MASTERMIND GROUP FORUM. This brand new forum will focus on bringing you live events that will educate you on creating multiple streams of income for your art […]

Is It Too Late For You To Become An Artist?

Have you wanted to start your artistic career, but felt that the timing was wrong or that it was too late? Do you ever feel like your real chances to be an artist have all passed you by? It is never too late to start moving your life in the direction of your choices. I […]

Artists – Do You Always Insist on Yourself?

“Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation, but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous half-possession. That which each can do best, none but his maker can teach him.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson Do you ever […]

Plein Air Landscape Oil Painting (Part 2)

This blog is Part 2 in a series on Plein air landscape oil painting.  To see Part 1, click here: Plein Air Landscape Painting in Oils. I call this phase of the painting the Setup. In this phase of the painting I am trying to establish the most important elements of the composition. I work […]

Plein Air Landscape Painting in Oils (Part 1)

Plein air landscape painting in oils can be a lot of fun. I’ve been making oil paintings outdoors since I was a teenager. Even today, I love getting out in nature to paint.  I find most of my inspiring subjects come straight from the great outdoors. If you haven’t taken your oil paints and palette […]

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