• Thanks for Listening 2019 - Happy New Decade!

    8 monthes ago - By Pochade Box Paintings

    At this time of year my thoughts are with family and friends and those loved ones lost. They will always be close to our hearts. Thanks to all of you for your support.
    For those who purchased work, you may never truly understand what your support means. Your patronage represents more than a monetary or financial reward, it is encouragement and artistic freedom.
    Again, my sincerest gratitude. Thanks for Listening
    Happy Holidays and have a great New Years. Jim
    For my loving wife, I love you more than you'll ever know. ♥ How lucky a man I am, for I married my best friend and the love of my...
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  • Leaf Challenge: Regular Painting is Good for the Soul

    Leaf Challenge: Regular Painting is Good for the Soul

    8 monthes ago - By Dianne Sutherland

    It's New Years Eve and I forgot to do the food shopping, instead I sat in the kitchen and wrote my last post for the decade. It's all about snatching a little time each day to paint something small. Picasso famously said 'Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life' so that can't be a bad thing to end the year on ...there's been a lot of dust this year! but another plus is that regular painting is the key to improvement. With this in mind I decided it would be good for me to power through some speedy leaf painting. Of course in an ideal world I'd love to spend more time...
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  • 5 New Years Children Images!

    5 New Years Children Images!

    8 monthes ago - By The Graphics Fairy

    5 New Years Children Images Today we have a sweet little mini collection of New Years Children...
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  • A portrait commission and a New Goal for a New Year

    A portrait commission and a New Goal for a New Year

    8 monthes ago - By Rita Kirkman

    "Bible Study" (16x12, conte and pastel pencils, from client photo) sold
    Well, another year is gone and a new year begins again.
    I was thrown off my usual rhythm in November when my schedule had me in Montreal for a workshop and various other things kept me away from doing my annual 30-in-30 November challenge. Then I was largely offline most of December, immersed in portrait commissions at a Holiday craft show that I've been doing for decades.
    It's strange and powerful this hold that the creative urge has over an artist. It's too easy to let it all slide and get caught up in other daily...
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