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Decoding the Timeless Subjects of Master Painters

Much love for all of the support everyone, it’s always appreciated! Ok, so we know all of the masters created great compositions and designs, but how did they select their subject matter? How did they make their art timeless? We can portray any subject we want in our art, but to create something timeless we’ll...

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Absinthe: Murder, Mayhem, and Master Painters

Hey everyone, welcome back to another inspiring article! Huge thanks for all of the support, I really appreciate everyone! Today we are going to take a look at something that seemed to mesmerize the master painters of the 1800’s. It’s a magical, black licorice tasting beverage called “Absinthe,” also known as “The Green Fairy.” It
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How to Self-Critique Your Photo or Painting

Hey everyone, welcome back to another educational article based on composition and design! As always, huge thanks for the amazing support! Today we are going to take a look at some highly effective techniques you can use to critique your work when no one else is there to help you out. We’ve covered some of these...

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Vincent Van Gogh Gold Mine of Paintings and Drawings

How’s everyone doing today? Huge thanks for all of your continued and amazing support! Much love! I wanted to share with you guys one of the best resources on the internet for viewing Vincent Van Gogh’s stunning work. Sure, you could just use Google, but you will most likely view his paintings or drawings as rather
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How to Create a Hierarchy in Your Photograph or Painting

Welcome back everyone, huge thanks for all of the continued support! Today we have another helpful article that covers how to create a hierarchy in your photograph or painting. Why would we want to do this? To give emphasis where it’s needed and create order within the composition. I’ll show you plenty of examples, so you...

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Toulouse Lautrec – ANALYZED PAINTING #3

Hey everyone, welcome back! Thanks for all of the amazing support as always! I truly appreciate everyone! We’ve got a great painting by Toulouse Lautrec that we are going to be analyzing today. We’ll see how he uses design techniques like, figure-ground relationship, dynamic symmetry, arabesques, and gamut to create his masterpiece. We’ll also take a...

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Dynamic Symmetry – How to use it in Photography and Painting

Hey everyone, thanks for all of the continued support. Much love! I’ve got a new video on dynamic symmetry for everyone! Using the dynamic symmetry grids is a great way to incorporate unity, movement and rhythm within your art…whether it’s photography, or painting. Dynamic symmetry can be used for all visual arts, and I show
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“Moby” the Mobile Studio: for Painting and Photography

Hey everyone, welcome back! Thanks for all of the continued support…I really appreciate all of the emails, comments, and messages. Today I’m going to let you in on a huge project I’ve been working on. I built a mobile studio! My girlfriend and I have a tiny apartment in Hawaii, so there’s not much room
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Email Q & A: Dynamic Symmetry and Canvas Sizes

Hey everyone, thanks for joining in today. Huge thanks for all of the support this entire year of 2016. I hope everyone had a great time during the holidays! I thought I would share an in-depth email that I had with a Master Pass member. It’s loaded with great questions and answers. It should let...

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Mastering Composition: Analyzing Art Books with Tracing Paper

Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m excited to bring you my first video tutorial in a long while. My goal for 2017 is to do more of these videos, so get excited! Today we are going to look at the way we can keep our skills sharp by analyzing art books with tracing paper. It’s a...

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