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WHY BUY ORIGINAL ART?

by PAT QUINN on 2/29/2008 5:24:51 AM
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  Friday is here once again and today I have an article by Mary Baker that will give you many reasons why you should consider investing in original art. Let me state that I don't think there is anything wrong with buying prints if you come across some you like but as Mary states, there is nothing like a one of a kind original piece of artwork.   "Why pay money for an original piece of art work, when you can buy an inexpensive print?   When it comes right down to it, creating a piece of art is a mystery. No artist, no matter how [...]

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WHY YOU SHOULD FRAME YOUR ART

by PAT QUINN on 2/27/2008 5:33:37 AM
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  Framing your artwork, you do this to make your artwork complete and look better as its hung on the wall. Today I have an article by Georgina Grant that reminds us that the frame is there to protect the artwork as well.   "Most art that you purchase is matted and framed, and this is not only because it makes the art look better, but it protects the art form environmental conditions that can deteriorate your art.   When you are selling art, a framed and matted piece of art not only looks better, but it has been proven time and time again that it will sell [...]

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A METHOD TO FIND YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTIC STYLE

by PAT QUINN on 2/25/2008 5:04:04 AM
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  When you are adding something new to your home you probably have a general idea what your looking for, but are you aware of your own artistic style? Today I have an article by Debbie Jensen on a simple little way to discover what that is.   "Do you know what your favorite artistic style is? Is it abstract, contemporary, retro, art nouveau, expressionism, folk art, romanticism, realism, naive, cartoon, or surrealism? And this is only the beginning; the list of artistic styles seems to be endless. Which style do you prefer? Why is it important to know?   Everyone may know their [...]

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SEEING THROUGH THE EYES OF AN ARTIST

by PAT QUINN on 2/22/2008 5:14:27 AM
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  Friday morning is here again and I have something really good to close the week out with. I have an article by Lynne Taetzsch that really gives those who wonder, a look at how artists see the world. She also gives ideas to start cultivating this awareness even if you are not an artist yourself.   "One of the blessings of being a visual artist is the intensity with which the world appears to me. This has nothing to do with 20/20 vision, but with the attention artists pay to our surroundings. We may not notice the scent of new-mown grass or the [...]

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ART COLLECTING FOR THE BEGINNER

by PAT QUINN on 2/20/2008 8:02:58 PM
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  Today I have a nice article by Carolyn McFann for all you budding art collectors out there. Carolyn points out that you and only you can decide on what art you want and that you are under no obligation to satisfy anyones taste but your own.   "Collecting fine art is an inspiring and stimulating hobby for everyone, not just for the rich or famous. There are many forms of art to choose from, as the definition to what art actually is differs from person to person. It doesn't matter what form it takes, the choice is yours in what is [...]

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THE DIFFICULTIES OF ART PRESERVATION

by PAT QUINN on 2/18/2008 5:12:53 AM
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  How do I take care of my art now that I started collecting? Today I have an article by Robbie Darmona that covers the basics of how you want to go about handling, placing, and cleaning the art you have now invested your money in. I think the main point Robbie wants to make is that art preservation begins with you the paintings owner to start it on its path in your life by giving it the best conditions possible.   "Art preservation is thought by many people to be an art itself. If you value a work of art, it is your responsibility to [...]

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PAINTING - ALL ABOUT PAINTINGS

by PAT QUINN on 2/15/2008 5:09:16 AM
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  I'm really looking forward to this weekend as the end is near on my mural. I have about one more month to go and after that project I'll be back in my studio more so I'll be able to get into my old routine again. At times I never thought the end would ever be in sight but it is. I plan on taking a lot of photos to make sure I "document" it well. Today I have for you an article by Rajneesh Dubey that struck me because it's almost like an artists statement on paintings as a whole as opposed to the work [...]

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ARTISTIC INSPIRATION DISCOVERY

by PAT QUINN on 2/13/2008 5:24:51 AM
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  Inspiration for your artwork, could a calm state of mind help? Today I have an article by Quetin Engles who shares with us this concept. It makes since to me in this busy (to busy) world of ours to free the mind up to allow the flow of creative ideas enter. I think we all have heard about the effects of anger and stress on our bodies and the need to manage them both as best we can.   "With art there is an urge to explain ideas. Expression comes through the medium at hand to make a new kind of language in [...]

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PINK ROSE

by PAT QUINN on 2/11/2008 5:05:38 AM
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  Over the weekend I posted my latest framed oil painting "Pink Rose" on my website. This floral is a little different in the sense that I wanted to be a bit daring with the composition and try some new things. The rose "pops out" at you, but is surrounded by all the lilac and leaves. On this work for the first time I used both brushes and painting knives freely to make the image come together. I hope people find this painting to be part of my "fantasy world" as some of my friends and collectors have said about my work in the past. Like [...]

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VISUAL ARTS - AS OLD AS CIVILIZATION

by PAT QUINN on 2/8/2008 7:05:32 AM
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  Could art be the oldest thing human beings desire outside of the basic necessitys of life? In todays article by Willie Jones a great point is brought up, how old is our need just to be pleased by what we look at?   "For as long as man has been alive, he has observed the aesthetics and beauty of life. It seems that it is innate in us to create and change and this has been demonstrated throughout the ages. Even the cave man recreated his vision and told a story via stonewalls.   All art is a communication! The artist is creating his/her [...]

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THIS IS A TEST

by PAT QUINN on 2/7/2008 6:31:09 AM
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   Hello everyone! this is just a test to get my blog seen by Technorati. They need to see a link back to their site to know that I'm the owner of this blog. I look forward to all the new people that will be seeing my blog and I can't wait to respond to your thoughts and comments.   Technorati Profile Technorati Tags :  art  artist  artists  artwork  framed oil paintings [...]

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VISUAL ART AS COMMUNICATION

by PAT QUINN on 2/6/2008 6:30:29 AM
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  Communication without language, it's possible and we see that for example in how we feel to noticing someones "body language". They didn't say anything, but they did. Todays article by Quentin Engles shows us this well, enjoy.   "Most of us are used to regular conversational words that we may use in day-to-day life. We may even take for granted some of the things we say or hear when we have those conversations. With this there are many more sources of information that may be found from another kind of language. The language of images is all around us. In the changing of the seasons, body [...]

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FENG SHUI COLORS AND WHAT THEY REPRESENT

by PAT QUINN on 2/4/2008 6:17:59 AM
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  Today on this Monday morning, I have for you an article by Jakob Jelling on "Feng Shui" colors and what they mean. The whole concept of this practice has always interested me, as I'm sure it has other artists as well. I haven't used any of the ideas yet myself, but it never hurts to try something and look at something in a different way.   "Feng shui colors knowledge can allow you to choose the right colors to create harmony in any living or working space as well as it can be used with anything that involves choosing colors. According to feng shui [...]

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THE HAZARDS OF BEING AN ARTIST

by PAT QUINN on 2/1/2008 5:31:28 AM
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  Today on this Friday morning a have a story from an artist named Susie Allen who tells of the stress she sometimes goes through when creating her art and the hazards one can come across in paint as well. I know that when I end up feeling more stress then I should, I try to notice it fast so I can take a break and redirect my mind.   "Being an artist has often proven hazardous to my health. Stress is probably one of the worst things you can do to the human body. What’s worse is the way that artists sometimes place that stress upon [...]

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