Still Life Painting – Fall Theme with Pumpkins

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“Autumn Centerpiece” Craig Shillam, oil, 14″ x 24″

 

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Steve Jobs – Stay Hungry & Stay Foolish, Stanford 2005 Revisited

It goes without saying that Steve Jobs is one of the most influential people in the world, and has been for some time. When I heard a successful investor talking on the radio about getting inspiration from a commencement address that Steve Jobs gave at Stanford a while back, I had to check it out… [Read more…]

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10 tips for Making an Impact in Life & Art

Let’s face it, making an impact in a fast paced, highlight saturated world is a challenge, to say the least. But there are people every day making an impact, so why not you? If you want to make a difference in your world, you can, but it’s probably not gonna happen just by pure luck. 

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Still Life Painting with a Baseball Theme

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I love art and baseball, and I finally got around to putting the two together in a still life painting. Painted during the summer, in a time when I was helping to coach my son’s pee wee league baseball team, I had plenty of inspiration and distraction. [Read more…]

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Personal Success – Win by Never Losing Big

There are many tasks that one must do on the road to personal and creative success. This article is about none of those things. [Read more…]

Oil Painting – 20 Great Art Quotes

Great Art Quotes can be more than  just a bunch of words on paper. They in and of themselves can teach.  They can give your artitude a boost when you may need it, and great art quotes can be, but are not necessarily from, the pens or the mouths of artists with a household name… [Read more…]

20 Art Marketing Tips for Selling More Art

This post on art marketing is the third of a three part series featuring information  learned from seminars I attended at the Oil Painters of America Annual Exhibition. The first post in the series featured two great artists and 20 great oil painting tips. The second post in the series featured Internet art marketing  strategies you can use. In this third post, I will present to you relevant art marketing strategies that are being used now…

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Important Internet Strategies for Marketing Your Artwork

This post about marketing your artwork is from one of two seminars I attended at the Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition. In my previous post I wrote about some  great oil painting tips from a couple of well known painters and teachers. This second article in a three part series will deal with the business side of things from an internet point of view…

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Better Paintings – 20 Great Oil Painting Tips

Having recently attended the Oil Painters of America 20th Annual Exhibition, I came away with some great oil painting tips I would like to share with you. Some you may already be aware of, and some might be new to you. But if there is just one good tip here that you can use, it’s worth reading on… [Read more…]

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Linda Lowry – Travel Photographer

 
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“Prague Meditation” Original Photograph by Linda Lowry (Czech Republic)

Travel Photographer. If a person were to have a title describing their passion, their work, or their career, the title “Travel Photographer” is a title most of us would be pretty happy with. [Read more…]

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