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The Art of the Pitch


Lauren Panepinto

I talk a lot about art business and art careers here on Muddy Colors, and if I had to pick one piece of advice to give, one distillation of everything I've written about, it's this: Having a successful career is only half about making great work — the other half is getting that work seen by the right people. Getting your work seen by the right people is what's called "pitching". And "pitching" is simply…

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10 Things…Brushwork


Gregory Manchess

August 15, 2018 - Inspired by my students, and in response to so many questions, let’s take a look at brushwork basics necessary for most expressions in paint.  I use mostly brights, so I'll focus comments toward that very versatile brush shape. Understanding your brushwork comes from long hours of using it. It is about the training and doesn’t necessarily come easily. If it feels good to you initially and you take to it comfortably, it is likely to have started with the experience of an earlier tool, like a pencil, or a pen, even a crayon. I’ve found that people who enjoy calligraphy are generally good with a brush and early development of a clean stroke can be traced to working with letterforms and sign painting. Training for these aspects leads to brush discipline as they demand precision.…

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