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Vision X Live! – Amazing conference coming in July


Howard Lyon

Last March I had the chance to be part of one of the last art conferences of 2020, the Fantastic Arts Conference. I think it about it weekly. I am still amazed at how quickly life shut down! There was so much that I had planned for last year that was canceled. I am sure that is true for all of you. As we progresssed through the year we all started to adapt. Society changed…

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Richard Schmid 1943-2021


Robert Hunt

May 5, 2021 - I never met Richard Schmid,  but I really wish I had. I was peripherally aware of his work for a long time, mainly through ads for through prints of his work published in the 80s and 90s through the Greenwich Workshop. It was not until the publication of his great book “Alla Prima- Everything I Know About Painting”  that I sat up and paid attention. This influential book, the result of several years of planning and a lifetime of knowledge, has since become the bible of numerous realist painters.  I have found his book to be a fountain of usefull practical knowledge and great quoteable quotes. For example: Even Mozart occasionally listened to his father. I regard my disasters as invitations to learn more. Painting is by definition a discretionary act and its latitude for…

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