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Mad Art Cast: Art Lowers Stress Even If You Suck At It and the New Blue

Welcome to another episode of Mad Art Cast! This week we talk about the new accidental blue hue. Also, this new blue has been added to the previously discussed Forbes Pigment Collection. aaaaaaaaaand Even bad art can reduce cortisol (the stress hormone).     http://traffic.libsyn.com/madartcast/61_Mad_Art_Cast_Episode_61___The_New_Blue.mp3

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WIP Weekend: More Paintings

For the first time in my life I have a convenient place to paint and make art and it’s really shown in my productivity. I don’t have to go somewhere far/haul supplies up five flights of stairs/paint in my bedroom or garage/rearrange the furniture all the time because the room …

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Mad Art Cast Pigment

Hello and welcome to another episode of Mad Art Cast! Today we have a short episode where we chat about pigment. We touched on this topic before because artists LOVE their colors. This week we specifically talk about the Forbes collection of pigments and how that collection is art as …

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Tiny Paintings Round Two

The second part of my Tiny Paintings project has been to send them out into the world; given away to friends.  I’ve also asked those friends to send or post pictures of the tiny paintings in their new homes, possibly with some small observer looking on. The idea being that …

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WIP Weekend: Landscape painting, now with real paint

This week I did something I haven’t done in quite a while, and broke out my oil paints. I love oil painting–the versatility of the medium, the tactile feel of the paint itself–but it’s not very convenient. When you compare the amount of setup and cleanup required when oil painting …

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WIP Weekend–Cliff Coast Painting

Here’s this week’s landscape painting! Current challenge: water and grass. The two stages of progress below each represent about one TV episode’s worth of work because that is a totally legitimate way to measure time. And here is the finished version of the painting I posted about a couple of …

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One Bedroom, Three Ways

Even if you don’t know that it’s his, Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom is an incredibly well-recognized staple of art history. Painted for the first time in 1888, this space in van Gogh’s ‘Yellow House’ in Arles is just one of many representations of the artist’s search for a place he …

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WIP Weekend: Mountain Landscape

This is a digital painting that I’m working on just for fun. I’m using it as a technical challenge, to force myself to paint a subject with really deep atmospheric perspective because it’s something that I think I need to improve. My reference is a photo that I took a …

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