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Channel: Think Like an Artist

Linda's Inspiration

Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes, and for Linda it comes in the form of her grandchildren. Here she reflects on the love that keeps her ideas flowing.

 

The Anatomy of Design

Caitlin discusses the anatomy of design with a series of dragon sketches. To see more of her work, visit www.takenflyght.deviantart.com.

 

Working from a Photograph

Working from a photograph is a skill in itself and Marcus Moller walks you through the process, discussing perspective and composition along the way.

 

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The Business of Art

Any artist knows the struggle of balancing life and art, especially if one makes a business of it. Joan discusses achieving the ultimate balance.

 

Studio on the Hillside

Plein air artisan Joan Finnegan welcomes you to her home studio tucked within the hills of the picturesque Southeastern Minnesota landscape.

 

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Artist's Frame of Mind: Episode 4

Barb Bruns balances a full-time framing business, gallery, shop, and artistic passion on a daily basis. Spend a day in the life with Barb here.

 

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Artist's Frame of Mind: Episode 3

Barb Bruns balances a full-time framing business, gallery, shop, and artistic passion on a daily basis. Spend a day in the life with Barb here.

 

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Artist's Frame of Mind: Episode 2

Barb Bruns balances a full-time framing business, gallery, shop, and artistic passion on a daily basis. Spend a day in the life with Barb here.

 

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Artist's Frame of Mind: Episode 1

Barb Bruns balances a full-time framing business, gallery, shop, and artistic passion on a daily basis. Spend a day in the life with Barb here.

 

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Framing Basics

Framing your masterpiece can be an important element to the artwork itself. Professional framer Barb Bruns walks you through the basics of framing.

 

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Matted Framing on an Oil Painting

Barb Bruns will show us the detailed process of custom framing an oil painting, from cutting the matt, mounting, and assembling the frame.

 

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Framing: Home vs. Professional

A magnificent work of art needs an equally magnificent frame. Barb Bruns discusses the pros and cons of home framing and professional framing.

 

Plein Air to Studio Painting

Jet-setting artist Joan Finnegan has traveled around the world, and has painted what she's seen. She shares a few examples with you here.

 

Concepts of Visual Examples

What is your artistic aptitude? Discover your niche by analyzing fundamental examples throughout art history with Richard Mittelstadt.

 

Botanical Art: Episode 1

Linda Thorson walks us through a three-part lesson on botanical art and its rich history in the fine art world. Learn more about its current revival.

 

Praying Hands

Artists take inspiration from things that influence their daily lives. Mary's personal faith is a big part of what inspires her artwork as seen in "Praying Hands."

 

An Artist's Wellness

Linda Thorson talks about the passion and enthusiam that drives a painter to be who and what they are in an encouraging view of artist's wellness

 

Julie's Inspiration

Some artists favour certain moods and themes and Julie's history in the Canadian Arctic and being a teacher is much of what features in her work.

 

Beginning Artistry

Taking the challenge out of watercolor, Susan Kennedy gets creative with the basics you need as a beginner in the medium to start getting results.

 

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