Developing an art practice

My favorite artists (1): Line Juhl Hansen

My favorite artists (1): Line Juhl Hansen   Long before I started painting, I fanatically skimmed the Internet for artists who inspired me. I stored pictures of their paintings as photos in my photo library—it was long before I discovered Pinterest and Instagram—and...

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How mark-making gets you into the flow of painting

How to get into the flow of painting   When I start painting, I usually start with scribbling, making marks, adding some paint. I am just doing something. I am ‘activating the canvas’ as some artists call it. I like that expression. Before, the canvas (or the paper)...

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Non-duality and abstract intuitive painting

Non-duality and abstract intuitive painting   What I’m going to write about now might sound very difficult and theoretical. But I believe that every painter knows from experience what I will try to say here, and moreover, that it is one of the big reasons why people...

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Painting on a business card

[Video] Painting on a business card   The last few days I have been very busy, so today I almost thought: let’s skip my daily painting practice. But then I remembered what I’m 'preaching' to others: ‘You can always make something simple on the back of a business...

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What to do if you don’t like your painting

  What to do if you don’t like your painting   When I started painting this morning, I did not like the result. Often when I paint, I feel happy and uplifted because the painting rolled out of me seemingly without any effort. But some days I look at my painting and...

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Throw away the art you don’t love!

Throw away the art you don’t love!   I am writing this blog at the first workday after two weeks of Christmas holidays. In these weeks, I have been busy with cleaning up our house, decluttering cupboards and closets, and throwing things away that are old, broken, or...

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The (un)importance of consistent art-making

The (un)importance of consistent art-making   If you read what experts write about blogging on the internet, you find the same advice everywhere: be consistent in your content creating. Choose a regular interval, for instance once a week, and stick to that. If you...

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The power of Daily Painting. Part 1: Reclaim your creativity!

The power of daily painting (1) - Reclaim your creativity   Daily painting is the fundamental element in my art practice. I paint every single day. I make exceptions, though. I never paint on weekends and holidays, and I skip my painting practice when something urgent...

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How I started painting – seven tips for aspiring artists

How I started painting - seven tips for aspiring artists Maybe you have never painted, but you would love to. However, you are afraid. Afraid that you can’t paint, that you will only make ugly things, that you will be making a fool of yourself. You fear that you will...

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Developing an art practice

Creating a regular art practice and developing creative habits are fundamental for your development as an artist. Because you create on a regular basis your art keeps evolving, and you grow stronger as an artist every day. Have fun exploring!

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