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Beauty in the Ordinary

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  • Portrait Painting Study Time Lapse Video

    Portrait Painting Study Time Lapse Video

    Painting a study is a great way to explore the subject and composition before working on a final piece. The quick painting sketch is fast and results in a visual representation that moves the idea from the imaginary to the actual. It’s also fun because there is freedom from the mindset of ‘having to get […]

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  • Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: Benefits of Learning to Draw

    Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: Benefits of Learning to Draw

    From my favorite book on how to draw: “Learning to draw… is certainly not about Art with a capital A… The true subject is perception… the larger underlying purpose… how to see in new ways… discover how to transfer perceptual skills to thinking and problem solving…perceptual skills, learned through drawing, can be used for thinking […]

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  • Your Brain on Art: Benefits of Art in Our Lives

    Your Brain on Art: Benefits of Art in Our Lives

    Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross have written an excellent book titled Your Brain on Art that explores the benefits of the arts. This is a short quotation from the book and we’ll be exploring more of how art can be of benefit to our well-being in upcoming posts. Creating artwork is one way to become […]

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