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    Tips for Photographing Your Art

    Today’s blog is about different ways you can improve the photos you take of your art.  These tips are for the beginner artist (or anyone who still struggles) to help make your art look its best while sharing online, making prints, or entering shows and publications.  My goal is to give…

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    December Events

    Lots of things happening in December!  I’ve been busy with gallery runs this past week – I’m excited to have so many things going on in so many different places.  I hope you get a moment to visit.   Would you like to stay in the loop about my 2023 calendar? …

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    Gift Ideas for the Creative Person on Your List

    Do you have a creative person on your list this year?  If you have someone on your list that’s interested in drawing and painting, here are some gift ideas just in time to take advantage of the upcoming Black Friday sales.  These ideas are geared towards an adult just starting…

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    Artist Trick for Finding Colors (Revisited)

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    Swatching your colors.  I thought this post would be a great one to visit again.  Having a key for how my paints interact has been really helpful with colors like red and yellow that I don’t work with as often.   I finally listened to a piece of art advice that…

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    November Events

    Happy Halloween!  I’m not sure where October went, but November will be here tomorrow.  Thank you to everyone who followed along with Catober this past month!  I’ll have an update soon with the last of the drawings.  Heading into November this is where you can find my art. (Updated Nov…

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    October Events

    It’s almost spooky month!  We’re going into the last few days of the September shows so if you haven’t gotten out to Cloud Croft Studios it’s your last chance.  Two shows continue on in October as well as it being ink month.  Also my Little Pumpkin Collection will be available…

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    Little Pumpkins (Work in Progress)

    I’ve been painting these little pumpkins lately and I just couldn’t wait any longer to share them with you!  So far there’s a purple one that reminds me of Cinderella, a jack o’lantern, a teal one, and the newest one is this pretty brown one.   I might do a few…

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    Shading Techniques for Ink & Pencil

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    We’re headed into October soon and there are a bunch of drawing challenges going on.  I thought it would be a good time to reshare last year’s blog with some shading techniques for anyone who is new to drawing or would like a quick refresher.  I also have a free template…

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    Basics of Framing

    I’ve had a couple of different conversations with other artists lately about framing, so I thought it may be a good topic to share on here too.  This will be basic information that will be helpful whether you’re deciding to frame your own art or you’re framing a piece you’ve…

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    September Events

    Happy September!  I’m excited to share that I was invited to exhibit on an ongoing basis at Vines of New York Art Gallery!  If you find yourself near Geneva, New York this fall please stop by and check out this beautiful venue!   It’s a busy month with art shows.  You…