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April 2009 Blog Posts (25)

learning not to see the new studio

well, i had to give up my old studio. i had gotten used to not seeing the oven just behind the easel i worked on most (because it got more north light). and to not see the sink and fridge behind the other easel. since i am now a full-time artist, conserving money is much more important. shock! so i have moved my studio into the "storage bedroom" of a generous friend's place. (see the photos). again, the background against which i see the paintings is totally cluttered with stuff. in addition,… Continue

Added by Jay Zerbe on April 29, 2009 at 8:00am — 3 Comments


Lately, I have had one of my works added to a major collection in Athens, Greece as well as one possibly going to a museum in Mexico. Another work belongs to the City of Puglia, Italy and more are going to other places - can't give details yet...

Other than that - just painting....

Added by Melanie Prapopoulos on April 28, 2009 at 2:30am — No Comments

ARTIST’S STATEMENT All things in life are connected. The nature of art seems to have followed me, and my pursuit of it, throughout my life. It is always there to sustain me, to nourish and enrich my …


All things in life are connected. The nature of art seems to have followed me, and my pursuit of it, throughout my life. It is always there to sustain me, to nourish and enrich my life. I feel privileged to have been granted this special gift to cherish and anchor my spiritual well being; sharing this gift seems the natural thing to do. It is our choice whether or not to recognize the message.


Principal and President, Trusch… Continue

Added by Ida M Trusch on April 25, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

new works

I added sunsets to my photos.

Acrylic on canvas painted impasto and painting knife over airbrush,

Sunsets is an ongoing series. I am an Expat. Californian. These paintings come from a sense of immediate distance, of separation, of childhood for me. They are born from a clarity of color and light along warm sand and asphalt hot enough to burn the soles of the feet.

more info can be found at… Continue

Added by Spence Munsinger on April 24, 2009 at 10:37pm — No Comments

More Paintings

To see more of my work visit my website:

Added by Kathy Scales Adkins on April 22, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Julia Katz at Addington Gallery

Addington Gallery has a great show opening tonight, Friday April 17th 2009. I suggest getting there early because Addington is not only a lover of art, but also of delicious food, both of which will be in attendance this evening.

Dan Addington loves paint, and he has a special place in his heart for… Continue

Added by Martin Garcia on April 17, 2009 at 1:30am — 1 Comment


I wanted to share images of new paintings I've been working on. They are the complete opposite of the work I normally do. I needed a break from them and recharge that battery. Plus, since sales are in the tank everywhere, its a good time for experimentation.

I would love some feedback on these if you have a moment



Added by Steven Albert on April 14, 2009 at 7:20pm — 2 Comments

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

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