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Corot: Early landscapes

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Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875) in his day was considered one of the premier landscape painters of all time. Claude Monet said of him, » Read More

John Porter Lasater IV interview

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“Art is a trifle. I think I can take it too seriously. It will soon be lost in time. I don’t mean the artists are a trifle. What we are doing is of great importance. It’s the art itself that » Read More

Jill Carver interview

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“I think the strongest paintings are the ones that have the simplest ideas behind them. It’s very easy to be » Read More

Plein Air Southwest Salon 2014 submissions

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Entering art competitions is one of the things many of us artists do. They’re a good barometer for judging progress among one’s peers, and a good way to be seen by, and connect with, artists, collectors and galleries…all good things. C.W. Mundy advises » Read More

David Griffin interview

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“At one time I was convinced that unless I somehow was able to find my voice “a look”, then I would in fact be lost in the midst of all the visual noise.” » Read More

David Gray interview

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“I believe art is the sincere and artfully refined expression of an idea, thought, emotion, or narrative which attempts to » Read More