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Struggling beginners

Veteran artists make art that seems so natural, so self-assured and mature that it’s hard for the rest of us to imagine that they too were once struggling beginners.

Ted Orland, The View From the Studio Door
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Trees are your friend

Trees are a wonderful gift of nature and actually do provide a unique type of friendship to those that appreciate how special they are.

Karren Case
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The subject of art

This idea that “the subject of art is art” may be a stimulating intellectual proposition within the art world, but it also goes a long way toward explaining why most non-artists find zero connection between their own life and that same art.

Ted Orland, The View From The Studio Door
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Skip Whitcomb on composition

The first mark you put down on [your] canvas is the fifth one that’s there…. The first four marks are the edges of the canvas…. So, that first mark you put down had better have some relationship to those four edges.

Skip Whitcomb on The Artful Painter
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Josh Clare’s advice to those who want to learn fine art

Paint your guts out, joyfully, and paint from life.

Thanks, Dan Scott, for the Q&A this came from!