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Ugly Pie – Book Review – by S.A. Barone

UGLY PIE – Book Review by S. A. Barone Big old brown bear wakes up one day with a hunger for Ugly Pie.  The only ingredient he has in his cupboard is molasses.  What  could he do with just molasses? His goal is to find an already made Ugly Pie and save himself some work. [...]

“Ready-mades” and “nearly-dones” by Robert Genn

“Ready-mades” and “nearly-dones” by Robert Genn “Ready-mades” are those lucky paintings where the composition is pretty well taken care of by Mother Nature. In the Bugaboos, a high mountain range in British Columbia, these sorts of visual blessings are scattered everywhere. Distant patterns of sky and snow can be readily aligned or juxtaposed with strong [...]

Don’t Duck Trouble – by SA Barone

Creative Writing – In fiction writing the best time for the reader is when the main character is in trouble. Fiction writers love to write about their character in trouble, one reason is they can use their skills and imaginations getting them into a great conflict, and then getting them out of that same conflict. [...]

Spring Cleaning – by Robert Genn

Spring Cleaning by Robert Genn Yesterday, Laura Tovar Dietrick of Portsmouth, Virginia wrote, “I’m spring cleaning. Sketches, old matted drawings, paintings that aren’t my best, oil studies, unimportant works, etc., have finally found themselves in a big pile. Some, if properly matted and framed, could sell. The problem is that I don’t want to invest [...]

The Disciplined Artist – by Raette Meredith

The Disciplined Artist by Raette Meredith Years ago I was scheduled to go to management training through my work. I was a vibrant, shiny skinned 20 year old, completely clueless about what I was doing. When I say clueless I mean that I had no idea why I was going to training. I figured it [...]

About the Galleries – by Robert Genn

About the Galleries by Robert Genn I’m wandering around the galleries of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Scottsdale, Arizona. While a few are papered over from the recent recession, plenty still exist, though traffic seems to be down. As usual, when the electronic doorbells chime, cute gallerinas jump to their feet, walk toward me and [...]

Curvilinear Perspective – advanced perspective Tutorial #7

Advanced Perspective – Curvilinear – tutorial #7 This is the last perspective tutorial of the week! Thought we’d save the best and most unusual for last. Now go draw something! em>ARTAZINE does not claim any rights to these videos! They were all found online at youtube.com. All rights belong to the artist who made the [...]

4-Point Perspective – how to draw perspective tutorial #6

Okay, so you have already learned one, two and three point perspective, but who knew you could draw FOUR POINT perspective? This is so cool! Now go draw something! em>ARTAZINE does not claim any rights to these videos! They were all found online at youtube.com. All rights belong to the artist who made the videos. [...]

How to Draw a Cube in 3 Point Perspective – Tutorial #5

Drawing Lessons : How to Draw a Cube in 3 Point Perspective Drawing tutorial of the week # 5 Now go draw something! em>ARTAZINE does not claim any rights to these videos! They were all found online at youtube.com. All rights belong to the artist who made the videos. ARTAZINE’s purpose of using these videos [...]

The Basket List – by Robert Genn

The Basket List by Robert Genn You’ve probably heard of the ” bucket list.” It’s the list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket. One of mine is painting a couple of peaks in the Argentine Andes from the Patagonian pampas at magic hour. I have other, more problematical items, including [...]