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Studio Sundays: the Art Studio of Alphonse Mucha

 

Alphonse Mucha seating in his art 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 Alphonse Mucha. His work is a famous example of the Art Nouveau movement since 1895. He also created a great deal of commercial work for advertisements during his fine art  career.

 

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Artist Portfolio: Lisa Lackey


textile artwork of anonymous figures, several people sitting around a table but missing their facesTextile art by Lisa Lackey. Fabric, embroidery floss, buttons, beads and acrylic on canvas.

 

Today we are featureing the online art portfolio of New York city textile artist Lisa Lackey. Her figures possess an element of anonimity as each face is made up up varying toned quadrants. With identity obscured there is somehow more familiarity to these scenes.

 

"A graduate of the University of Kansas in Architectural Engineering and the…

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Do Art Every Day: The Daily Art Projects

 

The letter 'a' drawn in an artistic style

Art by Brandy Masch

 

I've been noticing in my various social media feeds that there is a huge daily art project movement by artists to create art projects where, for a period of time, they create and share a new piece of art everyday. Generally these tend to be small works that are built around a theme. These projects are a really healthy way to generate excitement and interest in your work. You may do it for a month a year or…

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Maybe All You Need Is 1000 True Fans To Support Your Art Career


1000 true fans

 

If you don't aspire to be an art celebrity but you still want to be "successful" as an artist then the theory of 1000 true fans might be of interest to you. But first of all let's just talk about success. Success is a weird thing. It varies for each person and can be based on so many different measurements. Is my artwork getting better - showing more of the skill and knowledge that I have acquired? Am I able to support myself…

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Artist Kate Bingaman-Burt Drew All Her Purchases For the Past 8 Years

 

Drawing of three paris of tights for thirty dollars

 

By now the trend of daily drawing projects has really caught on but Kate Bingaman-Burt is more dedicated than most. She has been drawing her purchases for the past 8 years!! This is one of the funnest drawing archives that I have explored and it makes me laugh every time. 


Drawing of a whiskey glass, grilled cheese sandwitch and a bowl of tomato soup

"Starting in 2002, she photographed everything she purchased (finished in 2004). In 2004, she started drawing all of her credit card statements until they…

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Portfolio Website: Olga de Klein


painting of grid of color on wood"Block Party" Mixed Media on Wood Panel by Olga de Klein.

 

Today we are featuring the artwork of Olga de Klein.  Olga works with a wide variety of media in general from sculpture to painting, drawing and collage. I enjoy the kinetic energy of her mark making in these 2-d works. These grids seem to vibrate on the verge of explosion an effect that seems to be born from her vigorous mark-making and sheer colour layers that contrast with…

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Sharing Your Art on Social Media: The Party Metaphor

Cartoon of various computers stacked on top of each other

 

In large group social situations it's not always easy to connect with others and let them know about the awesome art that you create. It's not much different when sharing your art on social media, there is a pressure to interact with others which makes it hard to be yourself and can cause general awkwardness. I like to look at social networks as a big party that is overflowing with people who don't know each other. If you want to…

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Art Portfolio: Emily K. Grieves


Painting of a red serpent with tongue sticking out and sun setting

"Cuando se Abre el Cielo"  (When the Heavens Open) Acrylic on canvas by Emily K. Grieves

 

Today we feature the portfolio of Emily K. Grieves. She uses incredibly warm colours and likes to choose very symbolic subject matter. I like the contrasting fresh blues and hot orange tones. Emily is based out of Teotihuacan, Mexico.

 

"Emily K. Grieves received a BFA degree in art from the University of Montana in 1993, followed by study…

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Be Prepared for Success: The Distribution of My Illustrated Book Eerie Dearies

Photo of books stacked on top of each other on shelf

 

Even when I was nearing the completion of my illustrations for my book Eerie Dearies I couldn't imagine it being distributed. I kept my head in the present and refused to hope for future recognition  in case something went wrong. In the past month I have really had to accept that it's out there and try to make myself ready for what that means.

 

When you get your art out there - whether it's a publication of paper or online you…

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Studio Sundays: From the Art Studio of Camille Rose Garcia

 

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 Camille Rose Garcia. There are some great studio objects in this video, the clock is amazing as well as all the strange little vessels that Camille uses for the ink that she is using. Her work puts a dark twist on fairy tales - despite the fact that some of them are pretty dark already. Her style…

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Curated Art Collection: She-Magic


Woman with pink wig, glitter eye mask and a spider brooch in her mouthPhotograph by Ali King.

Every month we present a curated collection of artwork. This week's Curated Art Collection is all on the theme of She-Magic.  As in the sparkle in an unusual action and the serious mystery captured in a moment's expressions and postures. What are they doing? What are they thinking? I love when a piece of art catches me by surprise and I can't help considering the figure's enigmatic expression.  Featuring art…

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Sell Your Art Using Square


Photo of credit card swipped on a smart phone credit card scanner


It is possible to lose an art sale because you don't have diverse ways of accepting payment? Yes! Recently I had the experience of being at my art opening and someone wanted to buy some work. I could have made the sale on the spot but since I didn't have the ability to take credit card I had to take a risk. I marked the piece as sold and lucky for me the sale did happen at a later date. But there was a chance, as there always is, that…

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