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Reference, Exactly


Tommy Arnold

Recently a couple of different students have mentioned to me that “they don’t get a chance to see artists’ reference side-by-side with their finals all that often.” Hmmmmm. Now, there is a literal shitstorm of posts and articles out there featuring this theme, but I think the root of these comments is that we can all sense a little...falseness in these posts, from time to time. I’ve seen articles where the artist is obviously sharing…

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YESTERDAY’S POST


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Studio tip – keeping your paint tubes clean


Howard Lyon

September 25, 2020 - I have a quick studio tip to share with you today. I am a really clean painter. Getting paint everywhere bugs me. I don't paint with gloves or an apron and I rarely get paint on my clothes. That's not bragging, I just work better when I keep my paints and where they go organized. Sometimes I wonder if I am not missing out on the full studio experience by not flinging paint everywhere and getting it in my beard and all over my clothes! 🙂 Here is a shot of one of my drawers of paint. Some are clean, some are not. When I would squeeze some paint out of a tube, it seemed like inevitably the tubes would quickly end up looking like this: Yuck! I'm sorry you had to see that. Those…

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