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The Psychology of the Painting

The following is a reprint of an article about my approach to a painting.  I explore the psychology of the process of painting the picture. The blog system isn't liking the 2nd page, so for the full article, please see the PDF: http://hollandgallery.com/PDF/International-Artist-Gary-Holland-sm.pdf…

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Added by Gary Holland on December 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments


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The Children of China

This is a short video I created that depicts my concept of painting a series of images based on a theme.  in this theme, The Children of China, my intent was to depict the spirit and subtle passion of children in the countryside in modern China.  Using an impressionist and colorist approach I place the viewer in the position of dwelling on the children, imagining what their inner world is truly about.  I choose to not overtly communicate "passion" but rather, allow the viewer to "be there"…

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Added by Gary Holland on December 7, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments


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Dynamic Observation

Dynamic Observation

By Ed Bertolet





What on earth is dynamic observation? I have coined that phrase to get your attention and to remind you that the way you see your subject is…

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Added by Edwin Bertolet on November 30, 2015 at 10:25am — 1 Comment


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What a Slide Projector Taught Me About Painting!

What a Slide Projector Taught Me About Painting!

By Ed Bertolet

Sometimes lessons about painting can come from surprising places. In this case the lesson came from a slide projector.…

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Added by Edwin Bertolet on December 7, 2015 at 3:58pm — No Comments


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Don't Handcuff Yourself!

Trying to be too literal will handcuff your efforts and almost guarantee a poor painting.



This is a very common misstep by outdoor painters. Especially in plein air where the objects you’re painting are right in front of you. Their immediacy almost demands you render them as they are. And, you’re being instructed to carefully observe the subtleties of local color, temperatures, reflected light and intensities. Nonetheless, resist slavishly duplicating your subject or you’re in…

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First, Be Creative

The Snake, mixed media, by Eleanor West Pendergrass…

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Added by Lori Putnam on November 24, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments


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Using a Single Brush

Try using a Single Brush to do a painting.

By Ed Bertolet



Using a single brush to do a painting will do two things for you... it will keep your work loose by preventing you…

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Added by Edwin Bertolet on November 29, 2015 at 6:05pm — No Comments


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“It’s Just Paint and Canvas” By Rick J. Delanty , 2015

“It’s Just Paint and Canvas”

2015

By Rick J. Delanty

www.delantyfineart.com

 

   What is the true” market value” of a painting? How does a potential collector know that a fair price is being offered? After all, the price can be negotiated…It’s not like a car, a stereo system, or a suit jacket that contains technical components and can be shopped between stores. It’s only paint and canvas, right?

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Added by Rick J. Delanty on December 3, 2015 at 9:31am — No Comments


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FINDING GREAT ART INSTRUCTION-7 TIPS

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Added by Gary Holland on December 7, 2015 at 4:34pm — No Comments


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Start like a Butcher and Finish Like a Surgeon

Too often we make the job of painting a picture much more difficult than it needs to be. Mainly because we lack the patience and discipline to establish a good start and jump directly into painting detail way before we ought to. Maybe this is because we think if we can nail down a detail, we can build the rest of the painting around it. There are so many things to consider we feel overwhelmed and think this bit…

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Added by Edwin Bertolet on November 25, 2015 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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Jurors Selected for 2017 Fall Competition and Member Showcase

We are pleased to announce our Jury Panel for the 2017 Online Fall Competition and Member Showcase.        Catherine Fasciato             Sharon Weaver           William SuysWilliam SuysWilliam Suys is an award winning artist. In addition to being a CPAP Painting Ambassador he is also a Signature Member and Director of Oil Painters of America. His awards include:Winner, Best in Show - Salon International at the International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art 2013Award of Excellence -…See More
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Call for Entries, Fall Online Competition and Member Showcase

It's time to get out the fall color palletes and capture the beautiful Autumn displays provided by nature. This event is open to all CPAP Members. All conforming artwork will be displayed on our website and the top entrants will be eligible to receive cash awards and other valuable prizes. Entries are now open through December 15. The Jury Panel will consist of CPAP Painting Ambassadors and will be announced shortly. Artists may enter up to 5 images.Enter your artwork here:…See More
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CPAP Paintout at Carmel

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All members are invited to participate in this 2-day paintout!This is not a competition or workshop, there is no fee. Just show up with your art supplies to paint and have fun.On Saturday lets paint at Point Lobos park. Come at any time you can, I'll try to be there by 9am. Bring lunch, we will have a group picnic around 1pm at the picnic area next to China Cove.Dinner on Saturday at 6:30 pm at Rio Grill. Address: 101 Crossroads Boulevard, Carmel, CA 93923 ph: (831) 625-5436Catherine Fasciato…See More
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Final Call for Entries | 2017 International Plein Air Challenge

This is the Final Call for Artists to enter this year’s California Plein Air Painters International Challenge Exhibition and Sale!Over $5,000 in cash and prizes;Open to all artists;Traveling Exhibit: Oakhurst, Gateway to Yosemite; Ridgeline Gallery in Mariposa;70% of sales proceeds to artist;Any landscape, seascape or urbanscape anywhere in the world;$45 for three images;Plein air and studio work acceptedExhibition dates: Sept 30 – October 22, 2017Deadline is August 31, 2017 at midnight,…See More
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There are only 10 days remaining to enter this year’s California Plein Air Painters International Challenge Exhibition and Sale!Over $5,000 in cash and prizes;Open to all artists;Traveling Exhibit: Oakhurst Gateway to Yosemite; Ridgeline Gallery in Mariposa;70% of sales proceeds to artist;Any landscape, seascape or urbanscape anywhere in the world;$45 for three images;Plein air and studio work acceptedExhibition dates: Sept 30 – October 22, 2017Deadline is August 31, 2017 at midnight, PDTDon’t…See More
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