Want To Make New Art?

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Fine Arts America | 0 comments

Do you want to try your hand at some new art but feel resistant? Here are four tips for getting started! First, try to detach from your current visual library A very common problem, and almost always an unconscious one, is the need an artist feels to make his work look like something he holds as “good art” or “real art””—very often Old Master art. Because he possesses an internal library of the successful artworks of well-known artists, without quite realizing that he is...

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4 Tips for Completing Your Creative Projects

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Fine Arts America | 0 comments

Here are 4 tips for completing your creative projects: One. Don’t believe that this is your “best idea ever” (and therefore feel scared that there will be nothing coming next after this one is done). A new idea will percolate up once this project is finished! Two. Don’t dither around with this project because you fear having to judge it, show it to the world, and try to sell it. Embrace those aspects of process. The appraising, showing and selling are coming. Don’t keep...

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Should Painting Feel Meaningful?

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Fine Arts America | 0 comments

Today I’m presenting a one-day writing workshop in London, auspices of Alternatives. This past week I led a weeklong deep writing workshop here in London, in Bloomsbury, at the London Center of Arcadia University. It’s been a lovely week (with some afternoon drinking at the Princess Louise, a winning pub just down the street from the writing venue). Writers in the deep writing group found it useful to hear about the following. So let me share an idea with you. Let’s say...

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