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I'm Exploring Framing

framing an artwork
I had a thought a couple of months ago about how not knowing how to frame may intimidate some clients, especially those who are new to collecting art. I decided that I wanted to learn a bit more so that I could produce some options for my clients and get them thinking about that next step. Working with a local custom framer I set out to see what kind of suggestions I could make to my patrons. The picture above is taken during a…

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Portfolio Website: Nicole Richards

painting of flock of birds"Summer Sunrise Flock"

 

"I am a Michigan artist working in the Detroit area. I have a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree from Wayne State University, where I am continuing my graduate studies.

Everything I have ever made is a reflection of the supreme sense of wonder I feel when confronted with the natural world. It is an endless reservoir of possibility. I want my voice to highlight the hidden messages that sometimes get left behind in a…

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Too Many Good Ideas: When Ideas Collide

I'm pretty sure you are in the wrong painting

 

Recently, while working on some large paintings on canvas I had an idea to transfer my subject matter from canvas to paper. The idea was an itch that I simply had to scratch and I couldn't continue with my other work until I had satisfied this new exploration. I made the work very small so I could explore iterations of my subject quite rapidly. Once I had the chance to work through that project I was able to return to my larger…

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Curated Art Collection: Pattern

painting of bottles on a table with an ornate pattern on the table clothView more of Amber Petersen's painting portfolio here.

Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Pattern.  As in the designed and ornate, repetitive and busy. I chose this theme because I enjoy the cacophony of pattern. It can add an element of luxury and play with and against perspective. Here are some carefully selected artworks curated around the idea…

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Artist Portfolio: Colleen Wiley


Watercolour painting of buttons

 

"Tanisha's Picks"

 

"I make still life paintings with a mixed media approach. I am drawn to old, unique objects that have a personality of their own. I enjoy putting them together to create an interesting composition using a narrative approach. I work with watercolor, along with pastels, charcoal, pen, and image transfer techniques to add depth to my pieces. Using a mixed-media approach adds texture and color to my work. Most of my…

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What Time to Post on Social Media

Computer screen with chat bubbles and social media icons


Being strategic with your social media is having your cake and eating it too. I encourage you to use multiple forms of social media at key times to remind people that you have created a new series of paintings etcetera. To get this exciting new work out there people need to be reminded and to have that information present in their day-to-day. I started my day today with an email reminding me about a an art show tomorrow night. I'll…

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Studio Sundays: the Studio of Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeoise in her studio

 

Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of the artist Louise Bourgeois famous for her psychologically charged abstract sculptures, drawings and prints.

 

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