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Confession: I Haven’t Been Painting Much I have a confession to make; I haven’t been painting very much lately, even though I call myself an artist. In fact, it’s been almost a month since I painted a picture, or even wanted to work on a painting. Yesterday was my first day back at the easel, working on a complicated water lily painting. Although this … Continue reading Artists: Rekindle Your Creativity
A Response to Last Month’s Post: How to Re-Prime Used Canvases This blog post is inspired by a blog post from last month, entitled: Artists: What Should You Do with Unfinished Artwork? dated August 12, 2018. In this post, I wrote about the artwork that had been abandoned for various reasons. I also added a list of various highlights from an article entitled, “50 … Continue reading Artists: How to Re-Surface Old Paintings, both oil and acrylic
It all started with a bad day It was a tough day in the art studio today. I woke up this morning with very little energy; however, I was determined to make time for art regardless of my lethargic state. Several cups of coffee and a long walk around my neighborhood later, I was ready to begin. I set out to start a cat portrait … Continue reading Artists: What Should You Do with Unfinished Work?
Hello Facebook friends, Instagram followers, and family, This week I am blogging about my monthly newsletter and the topic is my latest inspiration, art on a small scale, otherwise known as pocket art. Continue reading July 2018 Art of Schmidt Newsletter
Things I have tried to do to get creative again As I mentioned in last week’s post, I have been struggling with artist’s block this summer. During this journey, I’ve tried various things to break out of it, such as: copying art demonstrations from art technique books, re-touching/re-working old paintings, and working in a prompt driven sketchbook. Unfortunately, the later project hasn’t been working out … Continue reading Surviving and Thriving in a Creative Desert
Hello Friends, Here are some of my new acrylic paintings featuring my Autumn series which I plan to exhibit at the Frederick Coffee Company in Frederick, MD as Artist of the Month in October of 2017. I will be selling these miniature canvases for $35 each, and I will also have some larger paintings for sale. Pictured are some completed canvases and some three value … Continue reading Small Gems: Paintings in Progress