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Painting from Your Computer at Your Office Desk: 7 Tips to making it Easier and More Effective (Online art lesson #70)

Your office desk can double as a mini studio without upsetting the paperwork flow if you follow a few simple precautions. 1. Put your paperwork away first. 2. Work small.  For a suggested mini kit watch this video. 3.  Protect … Continue reading

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Plein Air or Studio Painting? Think Outside the Box (Online art lesson # 58)

Wonderful  opportunities await the plein air painter.  Studio painting provides different advantages.   But sometimes, it’s a combination of the two that suits the situation.  You may have a lot of paint boxes, but you don’t have to think inside … Continue reading

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In the Gray Zone – Love in Vegas (Online art lesson #56)

Well, I did just what my Daddy always told me not to do – and I did it in Vegas! “Artists don’t use black”  Daddy said, and the black crayola stayed in the box. But there I was, in sin … Continue reading

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Landscape Paintings: Do 3 in 30 Minutes (Online art lesson #52)

Three paintings in thirty minutes?  What, am I crazy?  Well, maybe, but not about this. This week in class we did this quick exercise in landscape painting using my photos from Burgundy, France.  How to do the exercise: Hold a … Continue reading

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Step, Step, Masterpiece (Online art lesson #46)

subscribers: click on post title to view on the home page How do you paint a masterpiece?  One step at a time.  For some, the steps are all graceful. For most of us, it’s step (followed by breathe, look, think, … Continue reading

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Trouble in Paradise: Re-designing Paintings in Progress (0nline art lesson #43)

A painting rarely proceeds from start to finish without rough spells . You can be sailing along beautifully and suddenly realize that you’re stuck on a reef. The painting you saw under way in A Long Weekend in the Colorado Caribbean had … Continue reading

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A Long Weekend in the Colorado Caribbean: Commissioned Paintings Part II (Online art lesson #41)

www.LillianKennedy.com Lillian@Rockfire.com The one-eyed approach to doing research and taking short cuts when deadlines loom. You don’t want to leave  buried treasure when there can be a map to it. Whether you are just beginning to do art or winding … Continue reading

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Find an Art Buddy (On-line art lesson #8)

Shelley, Libby, and Ilene paint together in Doylestown, PA on Thursdays.  This week they decided to “go to the beach” by doing the assignment from Weekly Art Lesson#4 . (all previous lessons are available in the archives for your continued … Continue reading

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How to Paint a Valentine’s Day Card (On-line art lesson #5)

4. Take off the tape, and think of a clever note to write on the  inside.  Voila! (If you subscribe by signing up in the side box to your right, new free lessons/ experiences will be delivered to your email … Continue reading

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