Painters’ Tips, Volume Three

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A painter’s journey in part involves a never ending quest of new knowledge.  This can involve everything from studying existing paintings, to attending workshops, reading, and much more. If you’re an artist who wishes to paint more and develop your ability, it would be well to start with a dedicated painting space – your studio.  No matter … Read more Painters’ Tips, Volume Three

Painters’ Tips, Volume Two

Sargent Monet painting - Brush Cleaner for Painters and Other Painting Tips from The Brush Butler

John Singer Sargent once said “Cultivate an ever continuous power of observation…” One of the masters of painting inferring a painter can continuously learn and improve. Painting above, “Claude Monet painting by the Edge of a Wood”. The journey a painter takes is never static. The determination to create in paint a compelling work of … Read more Painters’ Tips, Volume Two

A Painter’s Imagination

The Thinker Statue - Brush Cleaner for Painters and Other Painting Tips from The Brush Butler

Marc Chagall once said “Great art picks up where nature ends”.  Artists know this instinctively, and many art critiques may find this is their credo.   For every artist, there is a line where they allow imagination and invention to take over. This either occurs voluntarily or not; planned or not.  Nature, it is said has within … Read more A Painter’s Imagination

Genres, Inspiration at the Art Market

The Painters Art Market - Brush Cleaner for Painters and Other Painting Tips from The Brush Butler

For representational painters, the three primary genres are Landscape, Still life, and Portraiture. These can be further modified to include figurative, interiors, and myriad other blends. In my observations, it seems most artists stick to one or two genres as their specialty. The most successful gallery painters appear to have found a following based on … Read more Genres, Inspiration at the Art Market