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Flowing into the New Year (Online art lesson #78)

Best Wishes for a New Year filled with Positive Creativity! Learning to “go with the flow” is one of the essentials of the creative life. Going with the flow doesn’t mean being passive, it means accepting what IS (not what … Continue reading

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Watching the Light Return (Online art lesson # 77)

We’ve passed the Solstice – the days are getting longer now. It is the season to celebrate the return of light. Landscape painters study light with particular scrutiny and learn to see beauty in all the nuances.  I know you’re … Continue reading

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Red and Green – The Special Relationship of Complementary Colors (Online art lesson #76)

Red and Green are THE Color Couple of the season, but have you heard the gossip? They can neutralize each other in a heartbeat; that’s their little secret!  You see them snuggled up together everywhere this time of year,  and … Continue reading

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Inspiration for Your Inner Elf

How are you doing on your assignment to be one of Santa’s Elves?  Watch this video and think about the magic that can result from making things out of other things. Let me know if you shed a tear or … Continue reading

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Santa’s Elves + Beer Bottle Earrings (Online art lesson #75)

Discover YOUR INNER ELF!  Make things this year for the holidays. Assignment: This week invite some friends over and make holiday gifts.  Yes, you read that right – you don’t need to make a Big Deal over it: have friends … Continue reading

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French Sabbatical with Art Supplies (Online art lesson #74)

Bringing art supplies on an international trip is always a bit of a trick.  When Charlene Kellsey planned her research sabbatical in Arles, France, she also planned a  small and convenient  painting kit.  When she she returned to Boulder and … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Painting Oasis? (Online art lesson #73)

The WeeklyArtLesson was started with the idea of making a Creative Oasis in Cyberspace… a space that you could click into and feel that your art process was nurtured and supported.  In this holiday of giving thanks, I thank you … Continue reading

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How to Draw a Tree: a peek at the process (Online art lesson #72)

Tree drawing is akin to tree hugging, but you get graphite, not bark, under your fingernails.  When drawing trees, you get to visually hug way up to the crown  and out to the ends of the smallest twigs. This video … Continue reading

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Get a Free Copy of “The Painter’s Keys” by Robert Genn Mailed to You!

FREE BOOK! During the month of November 2012 we’re (that would be the people at R Genn’s place  – NOT the WeeklyArtLesson) mailing a free copy of The Painter’s Keys–A Seminar with Robert Genn to subscribers who copy Twice-Weekly Letter … Continue reading

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Goal Worksheet: Aid in Focusing Your Creative Project (Online art lessons # 71)

Let’s settle down and talk about your goals and how to make achieving them easier.   If the idea of a work-sheet makes you cringe, take a look at the first sample.  You could handle that, yes?  If you liked … Continue reading

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