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The Most Common Mistake Artists Make Is …

Artist and author Joyce Hicks speaks to the most common mistake that beginning artists make in the introduction to her new book, Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes. Her love of painting is infectious, as you’ll see. I have to tell you, it was hard to decide exactly what to feature here, as her writing is as...

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Sneak Peek | Pastel Journal June 2014 Issue Preview

Check it out! The June 2014 issue of Pastel Journal features pastel techniques and instruction for painting palm trees, making the most of your workspace, building a pastel with an abstract block-in, creating a painterly portrait and much more. Watch our video preview below for a sneak peek, and you’ll see pastel paintings by cover artist...

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I’m Listening

Sometimes in life you get called by your inner voice to investigate other things. You can either stay put, in the comfort of “what already is,” or venture out into the great unknown. Thankfully, due to my publishers and this blog, I can take you along on the journey.

Panther drawing in colored pencil for the Friends of Florida Panther Organization

Creating Art With a Purpose

Having a calling as an artist is a true gift. Your inner drive to create beautiful things is such an awesome feeling. But the ability to do good things in this world with your art is even better. Looking back over my career, I can honestly say that I've lived a full life, creating...