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Imitating Life – Painting demo with Dan Dos Santos and Howard Lyon


Howard Lyon

This last weekend I made the trip from Utah to North Carolina to visit Dan Dos Santos and his family. It was a much-needed trek to spend time with Dan and his wonderful family. While there we spent time painting in his studio chatting about art and artists we love. I also attended Dan's weekly painting session and studio space that he has rented for the sole purpose of providing the opportunity for artists to…

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Study Painting with Greg Manchess


Gregory Manchess

February 26, 2020 - Twice a year, I teach an online class about painting and illustration for Rebecca Guay’s SmArt School. For fourteen weeks, students get a no-holds-barred approach to designing compelling images that make your portfolio stand out. No, it’s not like any art class. I ask students to come with their own mission: what do they plan to concentrate on, what direction do they want to take. Assignments are based on that approach, so everyone is working on something pertinent to their vision and all the other students get to learn from each other’s approach. Composition, long neglected by so many centers of art education, is critical in my class. Learning to compose for curiosity and impact is the key element for compelling viewers to spend time with your work. Visual concepts begin with composition, are sustained…

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