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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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The Quest to Replicate Nature in Technology

265/365 When will we be technologically satisfied when it comes to cameras? It seems that all of our advancements have been to replicate the things that come naturally to most of us. No cameras, computers, or audio devices have been able to replicate the superiority of human abilities.  What if they could make a camera
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Share the Secrets of Design with Myron Barnstone

120/365 As some of you may know, my mentor Myron Barnstone, announced his soft retirement recently (He’ll still be teaching to select students from his home). I moved from Hawaii in May 2013 to come and study with him, where I was fortunate enough to squeeze in two semesters. January 18th, 2014 Myron did his
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Get Familiar with Your Photographic Environment

119/365 Hey everyone, how’s the art and designing going so far? Any troubles, let me know and I’ll try to help out. Much love for all of the continued support!...

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The War of Art with Steven Pressfield

118/365 Hey everyone, welcome back! I figured today would be a good day for inspiration. I heard of Steven Pressfield when I was listening to an audio book by Seth Godin. Pressfield talks about the “Resistance” in his audio book “The War of Art” which is the thing in your head that tells you you’re
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One or Many Focal Points in Art?

109/365 Hello everyone, welcome back, and thanks for all of the support so far. Much love! So, we ask the big question today. Should a photo, movie scene, or painting only have one focal point? Ever since I found this BLOG asking the question, I had to dig deeper into the subject. At first thought I was thinking...

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Art from Intuition

108/365 Welcome back everyone, thanks for joining in again. I really hope everyone is getting some use out of the material throughout this blog. Keep showing the love because it’s much appreciated! Ok, so let’s get into it… If you want to see the difference between understanding design principles and doing art solely on intuition,...

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Edward Weston Quote on Photography Composition

106/365 Edward Weston was a well known photographer who lived 1886-1958. Most of his remarkable work is of abstract nudes. I found a quote by him that I thought was worth mentioning, and when I did more research, I discovered a video that was worth sharing....

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Breathing Room – Art Balance from Top to Bottom – Part II

104/365 Now let’s take a look at some art that could benefit from better balance including Breathing Room and Gazing Direction. The originals will come first as they did above, then I will attempt to adjust them in Photoshop to have better balance by using these techniques....

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