Category Archives: Creative Process

Olé to Your Creative Process (Online art lesson #47)

Here’s  to the “maddening capriciousness of the creative process”! Watch this video all the way through – the best part comes towards the end.  If you’ve watched it before, well, it’s time to watch it again!  It offers a “protective … 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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Achieve your Art Dreams! 6 Creative Steps to Goal Setting (Online art lesson # 44)

Instead of “May all your dreams come true in 2012”, this is my wish for you…  “May you have the tools to turn your art dreams into goals so that you can achieve what you really desire!”. Celebrate the New … 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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Three Ways to Fan Your Creative Flames (Online art lesson #42)

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! This guest post by Paula Caffee Scadamalia will give you a lot of non-caloric food for thought.  As you go about your week preparing for and enjoying your feast of Thanksgiving, you might want to … 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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How Any Artist Can Make a Few Bucks Before Breakfast (Online art lesson #38)

This is not one of those “Make money while you sleep!”  lessons, but if you’re serious about making a buck before breakfast, watch the video.  Subscribers, click HERE if the video isn’t visible. Click the icon on the lower right … Continue reading

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Dream Time for Artists (Online art lesson #21)

The little boat sits on the window sill loaded for departure with a thick twig pencil.   It floats on gauzy waves while out the window sunlight slips through the leaves and illuminates the distant shore.  It’s June in the garden, … 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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Romance Your Muse on Valentine’s Day (On-line art lesson #6)

www.LillianKennedy.com Lillian@Rockfire.com Despite centuries of recognition for their role in inspiring artists, Muses are sadly neglected on Valentine’s day. What could you do this week that would  delight your Muse? “Do you believe in God?” is a big question. “Do … Continue reading

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