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How Rejection Will Make You a Better Artist

Your assignment: Face rejection 10 times, for a start that is. You’re likely thinking that sounds rather unpleasant, but we’re serious. Acrylic Artist magazine has found a common thread running through most artists’ stories—they faced rejection, and overcame it, on the road to artistic success.Remember when blogs first became the rage?
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Wash (painting)

The above image compares three related painting techniques that often get confused: washing, scumbling and glazing.What is a paint wash?Put simply, wash painting is a hue or tint applied in a thin transparent layer.Color wash paintingWashes should be applied loosely in the very beginning stages of painting.
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Techniques and Tips

Traveling Even Lighter

I am often asked what supplies I take with me when I travel and how do I get them to my destination intact. I’ve addressed these questions in previous posts (in December 2007 and March 2009), but—as useful as these methods have been—I continue to look for ways to make the process easier.Air travel is the biggest issue.
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10 Ways to Tell You Are a Pastel Artist

Pastel Quiz: How to Spot the ArtistPastel artists love color, love texture, and love creating! Time in the studio is the most satisfying part of any day and art-making means setting our inner visions free!There are quite a few clues that make it easy to spot a pastel artist if you know what to look for.
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Ultimate Guide to Art Retreats and Workshops 2019

Regional Hotspots for Artists Who Love Art and Learning in the West and SouthwestLet’s talk art retreats and workshops 2019 in two of our favorite regions: the West and Southwest. A love of learning and art come together in these workshops that could be near and convenient to you! See if any of these unique and stimulating offerings will put you on the path to fun, creative exploration.
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Learning the Basics of Linear Perspective

Linear perspective is a crucial but sometimes intimidating topic for artists, especially beginners. But don’t let nailing the fundamentals keep you from creating better drawings and paintings. Below, artist Patrick Connors shares his expert advice, offers easy tips and demonstrates a quick drawing exercise on the basic principles of linear perspective.
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