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Rest in Peace Myron Barnstone – 10.29.16

As some of you might have heard, my mentor Myron Barnstone has passed away. He was a great man that changed my life, as well as many other artists. His daughter Cat was kind enough to keep his following updated with his health, which helped with his final days. I’ll continue to honor his legacy
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5 Books Every Artist Needs for Mastering Composition

There are plenty of books out there which cover techniques of mastering composition. Some are good, some are horrible, but I assure you these 5 books I’m listing today are my top recommendations. They are must-have books for artists trying to master composition. Exclusive to The Master Pass members because it has a few FREE...

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Child Prodigy of Painting, Photography, or Mastering Composition

If a child prodigy starts seriously training on the piano at the age of 4 (think Mozart) and he trains one hour per day for the next 13 years, weekends included, by the time he is 17 he will be pretty damn good…right? He will likely be making a living off of all of his
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Top 10 Free Books from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Today we have a great article full of free and amazing literature courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This was brought to my attention and knew I had to share it with everyone here. And it gets better! These are just my top 10 choices…my favorite artists and lots of examples of their work.
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Myron Barnstone Interview: A Journey to Find the Techniques of Design

Mastering Composition is no easy feat, but Myron Barnstone has done an excellent job of sharing the design techniques used by master painters, and making it understandable so others can employ it into their art. Please enjoy this amazing interview with Myron describing his artistic journey, providing guidance, and telling humorous anecdotes.

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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Harold Speed Notes

351/365 Today I wanted to share my notes on Harold Speed and his excellent artistic insight. If you haven’t had the chance to read his books and be directly inspired, perhaps you’ll pull something from my notes....

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Schools Are Factories For Obedience

343/365 Today I wanted to share some inspiring words from Seth Godin and Juliette Aristides. Seth talks about how schools are antiquated and were built to teach obedience to students, and Juliette talks about how drawing is a skill that can be learned just like playing the piano. We see a new light being shed
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How to Combine Old and New Art Techniques

342/365 A while back I read an article in The Drawing Magazine (Summer Issue 2013) by Steven Weiss, an art teacher at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. His paintings and sculptures are surprisingly unique and have a sense of original style. The article is based on combining old techniques with new ones. Something...

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Real Talk about Learning from the Masters

330/365 Today we’ve got some great inspiration from photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, Annie Leibovitz, and a look at a video which talks about learning from the masters....

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