Social media should come last

If you're a creative type, are you spending almost as much time on social media as you do creating? If so, you got a social media addiction. You need to fix that. Social media is a tool. And it should only be seen as such. I log off of it…

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On Schadenfreude, Jealousy, Misogyny, Bitterness, and Bliss

I've been in too many bands to count. Some simply one off bands that played a party. Some lasted for years. Musicians come and go. You have disagreements over everything from minor things to money to babes. It's usually direction though. Seemed like a good idea at the time. Then…

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Brighter, more livelier colors

Last night on my Instagram account (update - I've since deleted that time waster), I was musing about how hard it is to write lyrics when everything is going well. What am I supposed to write about? I got a great relationship with my wife. My son is doing great.…

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Experience is the best teacher

If you're in STEM, sure, by all means get all the degrees you need. But I may come across as a brutal realist when it comes to art. I've done my art school classes. A whopping two of them. And been friends with Art majors. Not coincidentally, none of them…

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Changing themes and Sea Monsters

Well, I usually don't talk too much about the technical stuff. But my previous theme had such a horrible bug that I got really mad and felt like throwing my laptop out the window. Thankfully, I didn't do that. But I did send out a stupid test which I regret…

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The supplies you’ll need to start with watercolors

If you're thinking about starting with watercolors, there are two types of things you'll need. You'll need items you have to buy at an art store (or of course online), and items you can get elsewhere. The latter, you may already have. So let's go over these. To buy from…

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Back from Central America cruise

Hello. My wife and I are back from a Costa Rica and Panama cruise. It's our fifth cruise, and first time doing Winstar. They have smaller ships - about 220 passengers plus crew. Much smaller than those large cruise ships that we've always taken before. Not all our vacations are…

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What I look for in a Pinup Model

I primarily use two models for everything - Allie and Roxy. Allie is the blonde. Roxy is the brunette. Both of them are some of my closest friends on the planet. I worked with Allie throughout her pregnancy and regret never doing a pregnant painting of her. I really should…

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I’ll let you in on a secret

I'm going to let you in on a secret. I don't know what I'm doing half the time. Actually, half the time? Heh. That's generous. Most of the time. And I'm not talking about watercolors. I'm talking about life. The thing is, neither does anyone else. We're all just winging…

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On Flamenco guitars, Mistresses, and the Spanish Inquisition

It's pretty sad that most Westerners know nothing about Western civilization. Schools nowadays are so much more into indoctrination than actually teaching kids anything useful. Culture is everything. Well, not quite everything. You gotta know some math and science and other shit. But as an artist, when people talk about…

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