Feeling Blue?

Apr 20

Feeling Blue?

If you are looking for a book to peruse this weekend – something a little off the beaten path- you might consider “Blue” by Michael Pastoureau.  I came across this book a while back and started reading it out of curiosity.  It was nothing like I expected! The book is basically an Art History book, but with a focus on the color blue.  I guess I...

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The Decisive Moment

Apr 12

The Decisive Moment

In the history of photography, few images are more iconic than Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “Derriere la Gare Sint-Lazare.”  Photographers often use the phrase “decisive moment” and this image is the ultimate illustration of that term. Cartier-Bresson created the image behind the Gare Saint-Lazare train station in Paris in 1932.  He says...

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Win a Signed Art Print!

Mar 01

Win a Signed Art Print!

Ok everybody, clear some wall space because you may have a free print coming your way! Last year’s print giveaway received a ton of great responses, so I figured we should have another one!   There are going to be multiple ways to win this time, so please read the rules carefully!  Best of all, this month’s winner will have THEIR CHOICE of either of...

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Examining Creativity

Feb 23

Examining Creativity

Last night, I went to a fantastic lecture by Julie Burstein at the Dallas Museum of Art.  Burstein has produced public radio’s Studio 360 program for the past 10 years.  During that time, they have interviewed hundreds of the world’s best artists.  Julie pulled from these interviews to create her new book, “Spark:  How Creativity...

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Creativity: You Are What You Eat

Feb 10

Creativity:  You Are What You Eat

If you are a photographer – or any other artist for that matter- creativity is the key to your success.  It is the engine that drives us to create beautiful pieces of art or startling images that make people look twice.  Unfortunately, many artists don’t dedicate enough effort into feeding their creativity.  To me, it’s kind of like nutrition...

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5 Ways to Become a Better Painter

Nov 18

5 Ways to Become a Better Painter

For the past few years, I have dedicated a good deal of my time and effort toward improving my skills not only as a photographer – but as an artist, in general.  One of my favorite tools is Corel Painter and its ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Unlike a Photoshop filter that simply applies a fake effect all over the image, a...

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