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Grunge and Luxe: Indigo, Teal and Gold

New Collection New Painting

Grunge and Luxe: Indigo, Teal and Gold

With its teal and indigo grunge background, and the luxurious gold foil accents, this new series works in a high-ceiling brownstone loft as well as in a corporate environment.  The "Deep Sea" collection consists of 3 different paintings that complement each other, but work just as well on their own as a statement piece.  Deep Sea Tide Deep Sea Zen Deep Sea Currents Collect them all - or mix and match different sizes for a unique gallery wall.  These three new pieces are available as fine art giclee prints and as canvas art.  Plus: find them on high-quality home decor...

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The ideal Father's Day gift: a customized watercolor family portrait

The ideal Father's Day gift: a customized watercolor family portrait

This Father's Day, gift a special memory. It isn’t always about more stuff. Often the things that are held closest to the heart aren’t things at all, but precious memories. A customized watercolor family portrait is a perfect gift for Father's Day.  

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Canvas? Digital? Wool? Glass? It's all Art.

Chit-Chat Digital Art Technique

Canvas? Digital? Wool? Glass? It's all Art.

For ages there have been neverending heated discussions in art groups and now also on social media: What is considered art? When do you call yourself an artist? What is talent, what are skills? Are real artists using tools like grids or a projector to help with outlining their paintings? Is digital artwork really art?  I've just read this morning in one of the Facebook Art groups "Everybody can do digital art". My answer: Everybody can do art, period! If you create something, a creation that is coming from your heart, and your thoughts and feelings flow into it, or you...

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Why is it so dang hard for me to maintain my newsletter?

Art Business New Painting Social Media

Why is it so dang hard for me to maintain my newsletter?

I guess deep down we all know that it is important for any business to maintain an email list and keep our potential and recurring customers informed about whatever is happening in our studio and our business. But for some reason I am struggling to regularly write to my email contacts and remind them that I'm still here, chipping away, making art. From time to time I resolve to update my subscribers more regularly, write two newsletters in one month, and then ... crickets. This pattern repeats itself over and over.    A couple of years ago, I thought that...

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Watercolor Wall Art: Terracotta and soft neutral pastels

Interior Design New Collection New Painting

Watercolor Wall Art: Terracotta and soft neutral pastels

Trendspotting: Watercolor Wall Art. Terracotta and soft neutrals such as mint and indigo stay on trend for home interior decor colors in 2020 and 2021.  Did you know that the word “terracotta” comes from the Italian words for “baked earth"? Since the well-known terracotta pottery is made by baking clay, that only makes sense!  Terracotta has been one of the trendiest colors for home decor and interior design this year. And from all that I can see in the trend forecasts, it will continue strong throughout the upcoming years.    One of the reasons that it's so popular with interior designers is...

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