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17 Artists on Beauty

17 Artists on Beauty “The pain passes but the beauty remains.” -- Pierre Auguste Renoir “The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.” -- Francis Bacon “If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon nd yourself without it. But if you invest in beauty,...

Your Beauty Drawer

In every workshop that I lead, whatever its primary subject, I find it important to remind participants that each of them is the beauty in life. They each have an immaculate center or core that is their essential nature. Our thoughts may be very far from beautiful as...

Still Breathing?

In response to my post last week about tolerating ease, Walter commented: Eric: I think that there have been times when I myself felt like I was running a race with time – Trying to get as many images up on my site as possible. But now that I have a large number of...

Can You Tolerate Ease?

Is this you? it could be an easy day, if only you could tolerate ease. But you find ease boring. You find ease exhausting. You find ease morally reprehensible. You find ease inexcusable. You find ease something-or-other that prevents you from taking it easy. Why is...

Breathtaking Repetition

Who wants to do the exact same thing, moment after moment, quarter-hour after quarter-hour? Keep striding on the treadmill? Keep practicing the same chord sequence? Keep sending out the same email to one prospective customer after another? Keep painting flower after...

Professional Artist Magazine FREE Collection

Now you can access all my Professional Artist Magazine articles FOR FREE. Four Tips for Handling a Gallery Closing, What’s Your Next Big Art Idea?, Five Tips for Dealing with Criticism, and 35 more articles of real value to every visual artist. Just visit here and...

What If You Love Another Art Form More?

My art form is writing. I appreciate the visual arts and film. Dance leaves me pretty cold. Sculpture I find a very mixed bag. But music—sometimes I’m certain that music is the greatest art form of all, the art form with the most power to transport us and move us. No...

Hate Marketing? Change Your Self-Talk!

Change That Self-Talk! Marketing is hard enough without sabotaging yourself with unhelpful self-talk. You say that you don’t like marketing? Change your self-talk! What you say to yourself helps your ability to market your art or hurts your ability to market your art....

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