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SUMMARY of EXPERIENCE­/KatharineGilbert


Principal and Vice-President, Trusch Gilbert Design,… Continue

Added by Katharine Gilbert on April 12, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Painting comes from within

Greetings to all........ Otis, Oregon is my home. I've been painting since 1981 and found that teaching art was my true passion. When we share our talents with others, we find friends that last long after the brush is laid down. It's been a wonderful journey for me. Most of my classes now are private but over the last 25 years, I have worked with 2 community colleges teaching oil painting and perspective drawing.

I consider myself a self taught artist and gained most of my understanding… Continue

Added by Ruth Weathers on April 11, 2009 at 3:45pm — No Comments

The Beginning

Hello all,

This is my first foray into this type of on-line connection. In fact, I have several images already on the site, but until now have not been able to say hi.

Check out my work (also on my website I've been making and showing my paintings for many years. The one thing that has been lacking in that time has been other eyes and minds to give me some input on the work. So please, send me your thoughts when you have a moment.

I'm very excited… Continue

Added by Steven Albert on April 10, 2009 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

I paint butterfly

I often paint butterfly. A owner of Gallery Shimada, Kobe (it's 7th largest city in Japan) asked me why I paint it persistently. I did not know why.

According to the book "Symbolism", Penguin, butterfly means metamorphosis.

Its larva turns into cocoon and finally into butterfly. When it is lava, it eats vegetables and not favorable to mankind. But when it becomes adult, it eats aphids to protect plants.

It may sound boastful but I… Continue

Added by Kikuko Sakota on April 10, 2009 at 7:37am — No Comments

Angelia's First Published Interview

To read the entire interview, go here:
Interview With An'Angelia

Added by An'Angelia Thompson on April 10, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

The ultimate human experience: creating art

Creating art, to engage in creation, is my ultimate human experience.

I don't want to be too far out there, so that this blog becomes a soap box trapped in a hall of mirrors, where I only see myself nodding in agreement at every angle. But sometimes I get so choked up with what it is we all do with our lives as artists, it becomes condensed and heavy by the time I speak the words.

I once listened to some crazy Russian artists giving a talk at a UC Berkeley hall.… Continue

Added by Susan (Szn) Kraft on April 9, 2009 at 1:55pm — 1 Comment

New To Artists2Artists

What a great idea! Hello to all!

To start I have been specializing in Labrador retriever art for the past .oh wow..9 years? I do go off every so often and paint different things,seascapes, landscapes but I have found they eventualy turn into Labscapes. :-)

Added by Sheila Wedegis on April 9, 2009 at 9:44am — No Comments

My Web Site

I have built my web site other than this page. It shows some of my artworks from 1999-2009, and involves blogs in Enlish and Japanese, and also statement. It is I hope you visit it. I would be very happy to have your feedback.

Added by Kikuko Sakota on April 9, 2009 at 6:42am — No Comments

Sakura(Cherry Blossom)

I paint Cherry Blossom every year.

I used to hate it because it never bears fruit, even though Japanese people like it very much.

They like it because flower is very short-lived and it seems it concentrates its highest beauty at its peak.

I like Cherry Blossom with different reason. It blooms every year after a long gloomy winter time.

It gives us hope and encourage us to live.

Recently Japan sent Cherry Trees to… Continue

Added by Kikuko Sakota on April 8, 2009 at 10:18am — No Comments

Saving photos for the web using GIF format and Mac os 10.5

I recently upgraded my older Mac to 10.5.6 - I had some things go crazy for a while but then I got them all to conform to the new sheriff. Then I tried to add some content using Dreamweaver 8 and I am noticing the photos that I now save using GIF get all pixilated. My work-around has been to save the photos using JPG, instead. I was wondering if anyone else had a similar problem. It seems like I could change some setting somewhere and all would be right with the world.

Added by Paul Chapman on April 7, 2009 at 3:29pm — 2 Comments

Hello Everyone (my web site)

Hello everyone, I have been showing my painting since 1999 in and out of Japan.
They are fairly abstract, even though I am not aiming at painting abstract.

I made my web site:

I would be very happy to have you visit there.



Added by Kikuko Sakota on April 7, 2009 at 9:38am — No Comments

Greetings to All

Hello everyone, I am Kikuko Sakota living in Japan.
I would be very happy to have you all view my page.

Added by Kikuko Sakota on April 7, 2009 at 8:51am — No Comments

Five Open Source Programs Every Artist Should Know About

First off, let’s get this straight: Microsoft Word is great, but it isn’t cheap. The same thing goes for Photoshop, Illustrator and Adobe Acrobat. This software can put you back hundreds of dollars, yet everyone seems to get their hands on some of these programs one way or another. If you’re looking to save money, most of your options are illegal. I am not judging, but I would like to offer you a guilt free alternative – Open Source and Freeware.

For those of you that don’t know,… Continue

Added by Martin Garcia on April 6, 2009 at 10:25am — 2 Comments

Realism Painters?

Hi people. I am about to do outdoor shows. Not sure what to expect, but, I sure hope it is better than hanging in galleries. Does anyone out there do realism? That is my style; even when i have tried to branch out or loosen up. Finally decided to paint the way I paint and not fight it. Even though it is time consuming. Not seeing much realism painters. Are you out there?

Added by D'Ann Blair on April 5, 2009 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

Hi Everyone - anyone

I have no idea what to expect from this forum. I am guessing that fellow artists can post things that they might want to share - like shows they are in or problems they might be having with a painting or sculpture.

I don't even know where this goes when it gets "Posted". I do know that I like what pictures I have seen - and I think it is terrific that there is a site that a bunch of artist types can get together to

If this is appropriate - some background might help place… Continue

Added by Paul Chapman on April 5, 2009 at 5:24pm — 2 Comments

one week later

well, one week after the (sorta) bomb. a bumpy ride the first few days. ridiculous highs, scary lows... but leveling out and on an upward trend since monday afternoon. in fact, i have to restrain myself from being TOO happy at work!

3 weeks and 1 day to go (and 7 round-trip bus rides). not that i'm counting!

i am also starting to uncoil. i didn't realize how tense i have been at the office. the prospect of not having to do that anymore feels so NICE!

plus, i had… Continue

Added by Jay Zerbe on April 3, 2009 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Chicago Portraits

I recently had the pleasure of being photographed by Michael "Chester" Alamo & Costello (yes, that’s his name). Chester is working on a series of photographs of Chicago artists. When he asked if I would allow him to do mine, I was honored.

I wasn't sure what to expect; Chester came to my studio with a couple of lights, cameras, and other photography equipment. I have a large space, so luckily it all fit… Continue

Added by Martin Garcia on April 2, 2009 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

The scary transition to being a full-time artist

I have wanted to be a full-time artist since I was 16. Now, at 60, I am being laid off from a good job. Getting by on what will be available to me financially is very scary. But I am taking the risk of trying to make it work.

Last weekend at the studio, facing my canvases after deciding to paint full time, I was riddled with doubt. Am I really good enough? Even if I am good enough, will I be able to survive? A recipe for creative constipation. Of course, I painted anyway - that is… Continue

Added by Jay Zerbe on April 1, 2009 at 9:30am — 10 Comments

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