Confidence & Creativity

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Making Gold IV, Acyclic on Canvas

Last (for now) of the Making Gold series.

Read more about the uncertainty that permeates – and sometimes drives – the creative process.

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How to Convert Paintings into Prints

I hit a moment of crisis three days before my show –

– To print or not to print?

(Prints will be available via preorder at the show and afterwards through my Etsy store)

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How to Balance Contrasting Colors

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Wildest Dreams, 36 x 24, Acrylic on Canvas

I’m pretty sure I broke the color rules on this one.

I generally hate orange and green, so imagine my surprise when I found myself using these two as primary colors in my latest piece.

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Finishing Art (Pt. 2)

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Untitled, 36 x 24, Acrylic on Canvas

It’s hard to let go once you start painting. How do you know when to just keep it simple?

Here are a few strategies:

  1. Stick to the vision/palette/draft
  2. Ask (Listen to) a passerby
  3. Give yourself a deadline

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