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TODAY'S FEATURED POST

12 Problems Artists Have with Making Effective Compositions


Ron Lemen

Happy new year to you all and welcome back to this amazing new year of Muddy Colors inspiration.  I am very glad to have you back, ready to learn and enthused about the next great level up in your artistic life and career. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, in other words, effective pictures communicate on many different levels.   Simply put, "pictures are communication". We are taught at an early…

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THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT, THIS IS WHAT YOU GET


Greg Ruth

January 24, 2020 - God created the world so he could discover himself. At least in most ways and on some days that's how I see us as creatives making things, (however pretentious that might be as a statement). There's an illusion that we charge into our work with an idea, that whole romantic notion that we see the sculpture in the block of the marble and carve away everything that isn't it. I call bullshit on that philosophy myself. The sculpture in the marble isn't static, it's dancing and it's in the dialogue of that carving we have with the intent that we find the sculpture. It's not sitting there as if it already exists and we are mere detectives seeking it out. I think the creation of our work, whether it's in the writing, or the painting or both,…

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