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My Artistic Guilty Pleasure

A Still Life from Alma-TademaLawrence Alma-Tadema’s paintings are, to me, a bit of a guilty pleasure. Something frivolous and overblown about them turns some people off, but I’ve always loved them for the sheer vitality of the vision he presents.I just recently stumbled on an Alma-Tadema still life I had never seen before.
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The Artist Life

The Taxing Side of Art

An Artist’s Guide to TaxesHere it is again — time to file those federal and state taxes. As artists, we typically spend more time engaging the creative side of the brain, which can’t be bothered with records and itemized lists of expenses. Creativity is great but best avoided when filling out tax forms.
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Mounting Pastel Paper

Wonderful questions keep coming in to the blog and I hope to answer many in the future. When deciding whether to do it ourselves or whether to have it done professionally, we must consider cost versus archival standards.Expense is always a concern, especially when we’re experimenting and going through a lot of paper, but certain techniques simply require the use of mounted paper.
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The Artist Life

To Selfie or Not to Selfie in Art Museums?

Pros, Cons and Selfie Points of Etiquette (As In When to Use a Selfie Stick)Selfies are everywhere. People take them in the car, on the street, in the bathroom mirror; at home, at work and especially on vacation.But do these homages to self belong in the art museum? What are the pros to allowing selfies alongside art?
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