Creative Art Ideas For Artists

Painting from Photographs Techniques

April 4, 2015

Painting from Photographs Techniques Image Copyright Neadeen Masters – 2015 – All rights reserved. For those of us artists who enjoy painting from photographs, its not always easy to know what to keep or edit from our final images. Here are some techniques that I use to help me reach a successful composition to paint. […]

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Artist’s Dilemma Good Stress and Bad Stress

June 20, 2014

Artist’s Stress and Maintaining a Balanced Life In a recent conversation with other artists, we discussed the pressures of making a living from painting and being creative. Some of this produces good stress, while some of it is…..well let’s just say it’s stress none the less! It’s really about how much pressure we can put on […]

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How to Have Fun In A Busy Life

March 18, 2014

Creative Joy Includes Challenges for Having Fun When I was about 7 years old a new toy that cost $1.98 was suddenly all the rage, and everyone had to have one!  Fifty million of them sold in the first 6 months and 200 million sold in the first 2 years they were available.  It really wasn’t […]

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Aix en Provence – Everywhere there is a Painting Worth Painting!

October 5, 2013

Everywhere there is a painting worth painting! It’s 11p.m as I write this blog post and sounds of children paying in the street below drifts through my bedroom window. My Mom always said, “Change is as good as a rest” She was correct, Aix en Provence is a change from my daily studio routine. Our […]

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Color Palette Changes with Experience

August 1, 2013

Your Color Palette and Experience… Inspiration comes in many ways. It is curious to see how an artist’s color palette can change and evolve over time. Experience is always the best teacher, we know this…experience also gives us permission to break the rules and think outside the proverbial box! My friend and business partner Gabriele Hunter […]

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Creative Block – What to do when the ‘Creative Well’ Runs Dry?

July 31, 2013

A serious bout of creative block can be disheartening and troublesome for an artist. The ‘creative well‘ can run dry at anytime.  This has been something I have struggled with from time to time, so I am well aware of the frustration and sometimes sadness it can cause. Forcing me to paint does nothing to […]

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The Color Turquoise Blue

July 29, 2013

Turquoise  Blue Colors makes some of us go weak at the knees What is it about the Color Turquoise Blues that make some of us go weak at the knees? Is it the color that makes us dream of warm tropical seas and expensive gifts… and pretty turquoise boxes from Tiffany’s? Does it inspire us […]

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Learning to Paint – Five Lessons I Have Learned as an Artist

February 18, 2013

Forty five plus years of painting have opened my eyes to so much. Yet I have only touched the tiniest tip of the iceberg when it comes to art, and painting, but yet there are a few lessons that stand out above all the others!  There are days when everything goes well and the paint flows from the brush like […]

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Painters Block and Creativity On Demand!

November 10, 2012

“Painter’s Block” and Creativity On Demand! She’s a scary beast that visits from time to time. A Pandora who’s hiding in her box, just waiting to pounce if we only let her have a chance! Painter’s Block is a very real condition that many artists suffer with, including me. Both beginner and experienced artists are […]

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Learn To Paint – Painting with a Buddy is Double the Fun!

October 31, 2012

Learn to paint with good friends! Many of us are solitary souls…we enjoy our own company. Having quiet time alone has become a cherished luxury we look forward to. Modern times and hectic family schedules can make us long for a little solitude. With that said, when it comes to painting, don’t you find painting […]

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