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Special Message to my House Portrait Clients

Special Message to my House Portrait Clients

House Portraits
What’s better than having an original portrait of your home? Having TWO contrasting house portraits, making a matching pair! This is not just a sales pitch that I dreamt up. It’s coming straight from my clients. . . homeowners just like you. Over the years I have received EIGHT different requests from clients for a second painting of their own home to hang alongside their original portrait. These examples could give you ideas and inspiration for that special unique surprise Christmas gift for a loved one … or just for yourself to enjoy.  If nothing else, you should find them interesting. DIFFERENT ANGLES Home in Burbank CA.  From the front (in the Fall) and from the left angle (in the Spring) [gallery columns="2" size="medium" ids="9622,9623"] DIFFERENT SEASONS A beautiful Victorian farm…
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Announcing my next Flourishing Artist Workshop!

Announcing my next Flourishing Artist Workshop!

News, The Flourishing Artist
  Flourishing Artist Workshop Sunday October 7 at my studio in Clearwater After working professionally as an artist for many years, and knowing the struggles of other artists, I started my Flourishing Artist Workshops in Los Angeles three years ago to offer my help. Due to their success, I began holding local workshops wherever my studio was based, which is currently in Clearwater FL. Workshop Purpose:  To help visual artists to find success and take positive action to make their living from their art. “Starving artist” myths abound and while it is not always easy, it is possible and there are solutions. Focus of this workshop: The basic actions that are the foundation to making one’s living from one’s art. How to find and establish a niche market for your art. Meeting with…
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San Antonio House Portrait Collection

San Antonio House Portrait Collection

House Portraits
Watercolor Paintings in San Antonio I ventured into San Antonio for the first time last year while touring Texas and was pleasantly surprised at the sheer diversity and impressive array of house portrait styles. I guess I was expecting to see many more Spanish style homes but I found that the Greater San Antonio area has it all! In studying up more, I learned that architecture in San Antonio comes from a wide variety of sources. While it is true that many of the city's homes reflect Texas' Spanish and Mexican roots; with some influence from French builders, rapid growth in the city since the mid twentieth century has led to a fairly wide variety of interesting contemporary architectural buildings as well.  San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the U.S. and the 2nd…
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A Peak inside my House Portrait Art Journal

A Peak inside my House Portrait Art Journal

House Portraits, Journals and Diaries
Once upon a time the only way to create a portrait of one’s home was to craft an original drawing in pen or pencil and use paint to capture the color and personality of the home.  While I appreciate the modern amenities we all enjoy today, I believe that those handmade arts and drawing skills should not be lost and forgotten in this age of digital expediency. I believe that the human hand, mind and spirit adds life and vibrance to any artistic creation. In my travels across the USA, I have spent thousands of miles getting to know its wonderful homes and architecture in unique neighborhoods, towns and cities. Architecture is about people and their expression of artistic style and practicality.  That’s why I find it so fascinating. When…
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Finding a Niche Market for your Art

Finding a Niche Market for your Art

The Flourishing Artist
 Finding that perfect niche market to sell you art is not difficult as long as you are willing to do some soul searching along with thorough research.  Following that you have to be willing to actually implement actions and there is always a certain amount of trial and error involved with this.   For best results, approach finding your niche market in a professional and methodical manner and most importantly, record in writing the answers to the questions below. You can then use this information to formulate an overall plan per step 6.  1. What is your purpose? Think about what is the purpose of your artwork.  Most people need and want to make money -- obviously. But beyond that, what do you want to achieve with your art?  Do you want…
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Re-implementing my Flourishing Artist Workshops in Florida!

Re-implementing my Flourishing Artist Workshops in Florida!

The Flourishing Artist
Invitation to artists wanting to make their living from their art! Now that I am established in my new studio here in Clearwater, FL, I am re-implementing my monthly Flourishing Artist Workshops to help other artists to find success and make their living from their art. I personally don’t believe in the starving artist theory and while it is not always easy, there are solutions. I am joining forces with Jennie Peart, another professional artist in the Tampa Bay area, to offer tips, guidance and artist community networking.  There will be other professional artists speaking in the coming months who have expertise in different artistic fields. The workshops are interactive and relaxed. The artists who organize and speak at these workshops will give their time freely, with the sole purpose…
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