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    Your problem has nothing to do with art.

    Your problem has nothing to do with art.
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    Thank goodness people like bad art, otherwise no...

    Thank goodness people like bad art, otherwise no one would buy my paintings.
  3. This is very true and you cannot, absolutely...

    This is very true and you cannot, absolutely cannot, compare yourself to anyone in this manner. It is just resentment and jealousy and it will crush you. Just do your best work and keep pushing. Very...
  4. I was in the biotech industry doing molecular...

    I was in the biotech industry doing molecular biology. Drew and painted on the side as a hobby and not even serious at all. This was when I was in my mid 30s.

    Long story short:

    Science...
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    Open acrylics have some characteristics that...

    Open acrylics have some characteristics that regular ones don't. They stay wet longer and can be "unlocked" after drying for more work.

    Check them out.
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    These "am I too old?" threads make me chuckle....

    These "am I too old?" threads make me chuckle. Usually I see them on weight lifting websites "am I too old to gain muscle?".

    I am 46, a Creative Director (advertising) and when I was in my early...
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    Aaron Coberly is self-taught. I'd say he's doing...

    Aaron Coberly is self-taught. I'd say he's doing alright.

    http://www.aaroncoberly.com/
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    Sticky: Art: Now some small studies I have been working on...

    Now some small studies I have been working on just to try and get back in the game.

    Acrylic on canvas sheet.
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    Sticky: Art: An abstract landscape from 2002. Oil on canvas. ...

    An abstract landscape from 2002. Oil on canvas.

    Also, a painting of my dog-acrylic on canvas from 2006.

    These are the only paintings I have done since 2002 until my recent stuff.
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    Sticky: Art: Hello all, This is my first post in this...

    Hello all,

    This is my first post in this thread. A little background:

    I have been focusing so much on my career as a graphic designer that I have not done any painting in years. Largely because...
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    SketchBook: Some random doodles and sketches. You will see...

    Some random doodles and sketches. You will see that my skill in drawing is underdeveloped (to say the least). I have been doing random sketching trying to relearn some things and get used to doing...
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    SketchBook: I just re read what I wrote in my intro. I hope I...

    I just re read what I wrote in my intro. I hope I did not come off as a pompous ass- I was just trying to convey that I am trying to get better and don't feel at all like I am the kind of artist I...
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    SketchBook: Now for some small studies, done over the past...

    Now for some small studies, done over the past week. I have been doing these just to get things going again. I am seeing that my natural tendency to overwork is rearing its ugly head.

    Doing these...
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    SketchBook: My 3 paintings over the last 6 years (in order:...

    My 3 paintings over the last 6 years (in order: desert, leaf, dog):

    Sorry for the crappy photos.
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    SketchBook: Some early digital art:

    Some early digital art:
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    SketchBook: The journey back...

    Hey all,

    I have been a long time lurker of CA and have really enjoyed the wonderful work, advice and inspiration on this site. I have finally decided to create a SB, but first, a little...
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    Art: Very nice. I love the work on your website too!

    Very nice. I love the work on your website too!
  18. SketchBook: Hey Phuzion, I am pretty stunned by your...

    Hey Phuzion,

    I am pretty stunned by your talent...Inspirational does not do it justice. PLEASE keep posting your work and your process work, it makes my day!

    -j
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    Art: Thanks everyone, this is great info!!

    Thanks everyone, this is great info!!
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    Art: Best paper for quick acrylic studies

    Hey all,

    Just looking to do some plein air acrylic studies...does anyone have any specific recommendations for sketchbooks that can take some acrylic paint?

    thanks!

    j
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    Sticky: Art: Great Stuff, this thread MUST NOT DIE!

    Great Stuff, this thread MUST NOT DIE!
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    This is a nice plein air painting. I don't think...

    This is a nice plein air painting. I don't think you necessarily need to have the rule of the center of interest in this type of "sketch". However, I do think adding some contrast (this may be an...
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    SketchBook: Mermuse, how big is this particular piece? Is...

    Mermuse, how big is this particular piece? Is that the size you normally use for plein air? Also, what is the painting substrate used?

    Great stuff, you inspire me!

    j
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    Sticky: Art: Paper, Canvas?

    Hey All,

    The best thread in the history of the internet.

    Let me ask, when you guys are doing your quick paintings, what paper or canvas are you using? I am working in acrylics and want to do...
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