Developing an art practice

Podcast Episode 3: Planning your painting ahead or not?

Note: I created a free workbook about exhibition planning. You can download it from the library!     Dear reader and listener,   The topic of today's podcast is: 'Is it wise to plan your paintings ahead?'. I am tackling this question because I have been planning my...

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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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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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