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Artistic Driver’s Education

When we first attempt to paint, the bulk of our energy is focused on learning how to handle the medium we've chosen. In many ways, it's similar to learning to drive an automobile. At first, we are not as concerned with where we are driving but how we are driving. As technical ability improves,...

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Art Business Tip: How to Prepare for an Exhibition

“Must be nice to just sit and paint all day. What a soft life!” A friend of mine had said this to me, and half of it is true; being able to paint for a living is great, but there is much more to an artist’s life than paint and brushes. For example, preparing...

Birds of a Feather by Loretta Fasan

June Artist of the Month | Loretta Fasan

My paintings are a combination of realism, pattern, trompe l’oeil, and whimsy. I am strongly influenced by portraits and costumes from the past. I enjoy painting female figures, at times mysterious, humorous, or serene, using intense or subtle colors, textures and gold-leaf patterns in the costumes. There is an iconic aspect to some...

My students help me create a "safe place" in the studio.

Artwork (aka: Escapism)

When times are troubling, I operate by diving head first into my art, and only surface long enough to eat, sleep, and care for others. I develop complete tunnel vision and devote all of my time to art and writing. I then, in a world that seems as if it has gone crazy, have...