Author Archives: Jean Pederson

Jean Pederson Mixed Media Art

Music and Painting, A Harmonious Relationship

The environment we experience influences our creative process. When we experience variations in lighting, colors on the walls, different smells, and different types of sounds, they evoke different feelings within us and in turn these sensory experiences invade our creative process. The sensory effects of music affects our painting process; I distinctly see how...

A Tribute to Robert Genn

The art community lost a very insightful and talented artist a few weeks ago to prostate cancer. Robert Genn, known as Bob, was a mentor to many and touched the lives of artists all over the world with his biweekly blog, "Painters Keys."

Art Chats with Linda Fisler: More Than Meets the Eye

We all enter the artist community with unique circumstances; Linda Fisler is no exception. I had the pleasure of meeting Linda at the Representational Art Conference in Ventura this year only to find that there is a lot more behind the voice of Art Chats than meets the eye.
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What Are Your Real Priorities?

There'll always be reasons or excuses that will take you away from your goals. It's important to know what your goals are and where they fall within a hierarchy of most to least important. If improving your painting abilities is a priority, then you have to set up good habits.
What is art?

What is Art?

The city of Calgary has experienced a large number of complaints about the newly installed public sculpture entitled Traveling Light. Due to the strong polarization of opinions form local and national citizens, “what is art” has become a hot topic at local coffee shops and office water coolers.