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Day 365 of 365, it’s Time to Celebrate!

I made it!!! Today marks the final day of the 365 project! I would be lying if I said it wasn’t tough. Cold winters trapping me indoors, moving, reducing hours at work to continue the project, car breaking down, malicious hackers…this project has consumed a year and a half of my life, so I can
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The Symbolic Objects in Art: Yesterday & Today

364/365 Oh no, it’s almost the end! Fear not, we’ve got a great article today about symbolic objects you can use in your art. Whether it’s a painting, drawing, or photo, these objects of yesterday and today can add deeper meaning into your work. It’s super fun to see what modern symbolic objects I’ve put...

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Vermeer’s Secret Life

363/365 We’ve got a great look at Vermeer’s life today and it is a bit more mysterious than most of us know. We’ll find out how he died and why he was considered to be mad. Oh yeah, and his family…who would’ve thought, by looking at his paintings, that he was related to a bunch...

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Eugene Romain Thirion – ANALYZED PAINTING

362/365 Today we have a look at this interestingly violent painting of “Perseus and the Head of Medusa” by Eugene Romain Thirion. He’s another master painter who knew about the techniques of design. Let’s take a look at how he uses the, now, lost techniques of visual communication to create his masterpiece....

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Create Double Exposures with Film, Digital, and Photoshop

361/365 Welcome back everyone, today we are going to cover some fun techniques in order to get a double exposure. It’s possible to do it with a film camera, a digital one, and even within photoshop. There are some things you’ll need to consider in order to create something amazing. Let’s see what those are!...

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Photography Exercise to Quickly See a Design

360/365 It’s extremely important to practice techniques and hone your artistic skills as much as possible. Similar to how a boxer does with a speed bag. If we are to use these skills quickly, when we need them, we will have to practice, practice, practice. But what if you can’t get out to take photos?...

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David Teniers Using Phi Calipers

359/365 Well, today we have a fun look at David Teniers The Younger who uses his Phi Calipers like a master. Just looking at his painting you’ll see a nice harmony, movement, and placement of objects within his design. The phi calipers are used as a tool in art to introduce the harmonic proportions predominantly found in nature....

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Toulouse Lautrec and His Artistic Journey

358/365 Welcome back everyone! Today we take a deep look at Toulouse Lautrec and his artistic journey. We’ll learn about how he lived as an artist, who inspired him, and see some of his best masterpieces…oh, and some photos I took at his exhibition in the MoMA. Join me and be inspired!...

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Odd Nerdrum Quote

357/365 Today we have an interesting quote by an interesting artist. Odd Nerdrum has got to be one of the strangest painters out there. We’ll take a look at one of his quotes…the only one I could find on the internet. This search led me to a few great discoveries, video content, and painting techniques...

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Photography inspired by Andrew Wyeth & the Kuerner Farm

356/365 After writing the article “Andrew Wyeth & The Forgotten Stories” (see Day 246) I discovered that the Kuerner Farm, which inspired most of his paintings, was only one hour away from me in Chadds Ford, PA. I made a point to go there and try to capture some of the “forgotten stories” that still remained after...

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