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Air Purifiers For Art Studios

Air Purifiers For Art Studios

"Let the clean air remove the cobwebs from your body.  Air is medicine." - Lillian Russell Oil paints and varnishes create VOC's (volatile organic compounds).  Charcoal and pastels create dust, and pastel dust, especially the cadmiums, are toxic. When all of these organic compounds evaporate or fly into the air, we breathe them into our lungs and they enter our bloodstream.  These toxins can seriously effect our health. The problem today is that most full and part-time working artists spend long hours creating works of art in closed studios.  Even if we can open windows, it wouldn't be conducive to...

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Buying Original Art Online

Buying Original Art Online

Written By Jill Saur 11/16 In 2006, buying fine art online was considered to be the wave of the future by those who understood social media and societal trends. A handful of start-ups opened online galleries and to date, they represent thousands of artists from around the world. In 2013, Amazon announced it would be selling fine art online. They recruited a handful of brick and mortar galleries and partnered with the online art galleries to sell fine art through Amazon. Buying original art online is no longer the wave of the future. It’s a thriving marketplace. Many are happily experiencing...

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Abstract Tree Painting

Abstract Tree Painting

My 11"x14" acrylic palette knife painting is titled, "Defining Moment".  It represents how abstract our life can be and the path we must take to find our way.  It represents that moment when everything comes together and makes sense. What's your defining moment?  I'll never forget mine.  I was eighteen years old, and had just lost two friends, one to leukemia and one to a motorcycle accident when God reached down, gave me His peace and saved my empty soul.  "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the...

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Aspen Trees in Winter Painting

Aspen Trees in Winter Painting

"If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees." 
- Khalil Gibran My 24"x20" aspen tree painting, "Winter Solstice," has richly textured trees, revealing their "bone structure" against the value tones of winter. The title suggests the place in life where we relinquish ourselves and open up our hearts and minds to fresh inspiration and new possibilities.I love aspen trees in late fall and winter. Their beautiful white trunks and dark branches, mingled with the dark shadows cast upon the white snow, create a profound beauty that is best experienced in...

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How To Commission A Painting

How To Commission A Painting

Are You Looking To Own An Extraordinary Painting That's Just Right For You?  My clients will tell you that you're in the right place!  I Create dynamic expressive works of art and I’ve been painting commissions for clients for over twenty-five years. Why commission a painting with me?  Because you'll get the size painting you're looking for with the colors and subject matter that you want.  You'll own a one-of-a-kind original that will make a unique statement for your home or office.  Most importantly, you're going to get a painting that you love!  The odds of walking into an art gallery and finding a painting that you...

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