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Why I Use The Lumber Yard For My Art Making Materials

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Why I Use The Lumber Yard For My Art Making Materials

  One thing I have learned as a practicing artist is Lumber yards offer great materials for art making at very reasonable costs. At Bolyard Lumber in   Birmingham, they let me have scored plywood for next to nothing. Then the guys in the yard cut it for me for a nominal rate.

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How To Buy A Work Of Art

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How To Buy A Work Of Art

I found this great article in the New York Times last week on buying a work of art and I thought I would share it with you.   How to Buy a Work of Art David Teniers the Younger, “Archduke Leopold William in His Picture Gallery in Brussels” (1651). Museo del Prado, Madrid. Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY THE QUESTION POSED BY THE HEADLINE is, in theory, easy enough. The sheer volume of art being sold across the world each year is far greater than at any point in human history. There was a 22 percent drop in global sales of art and...

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Three Ways I Get Inspired To Create Art

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Three Ways I Get Inspired To Create Art

When I was in art school, the professors used to say to use your source materials. Source materials are elements that are important to the artist to initiate  a creation. 

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Why I Enjoy Making Black and White Abstract Paintings

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Why I Enjoy Making Black and White Abstract Paintings

I love bright and colorful images as much as anyone. Most of my artwork consists of highly saturated collages and geometric patterns . I enjoy making this type of work and it is what I hang my hat on,

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3 Reasons Why I Became an Artist

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3 Reasons Why I Became an Artist

1. Many artists including myself have trouble concentrating for long periods of time. Art helps me stay more focused. When I am in the studio creating work, I am completely engaged but I also have the freedom to jump from one technique to the next which gives me the ability to not get bored. Mixed media allows me to paint, glue objects, sand a surface or spray ink on a surface. Enough distractions to keep me centered and captivated. 2. I enjoy making things with my hands. The whole idea of using my hands and mind in harmony and letting the art...

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