Art Degree Myth - Busted

Art Degree Myth - Busted

There is a myth out in the art world that you need an art degree to be a good art instructor and/or a good painter. The fact is, that is completely false. A master’s degree is required if you want to teach college courses, but for teaching any other types of classes and workshops a degree is not required. I could be a bit biased here given that I have a degree in architecture, not art.

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Abstract Watercolor Painting Demo 2

Abstract Watercolor Painting Demo 2

I received SO MANY requests for more abstract watercolor painting demo’s. Thank you all for letting me know that you wanted more!

In this video demonstration, I do something a little different. I typically pain in a non-objective manner, meaning I don’t reference any subject matter. In this painting however, I will use a reference to subject matter - trees.

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Artists Beware the Be-Backs

Artists Beware the Be-Backs

You’re selling your art at an outdoor art festival. The following happens - maybe multiple times in a weekend festival:

Potential Customer: We love your paintings, and in particular this one.

You: Thank you. The inspiration for the painting was…. and it’s ready to take home and hang.

Potential Customer: That’s great. We really love it. You’ll be here all day?

You: Yes, I’ll be here all weekend.

Potential Customer: Ok, thanks. We just got here, so we need to look around a little bit, but We’ll BE BACK.

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What Does "Hue" Mean on Your Paint Tube?

What Does "Hue" Mean on Your Paint Tube?

Have you ever seen or used paint that was listed on the paint tube as “Hue”? For example Cobalt Blue Hue, rather than Cobalt Blue. Do you know what the word “Hue” means with regard to paint pigments? Years ago when I first saw this on a paint jar, I wasn’t sure what it meant. It was less expensive so I thought maybe the paint was not as high in quality as the regular paint. I was wrong, and maybe you have been too.

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