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How to upload or change your photo

First I recommend you make your photo 185 pixels square and save as a .jpeg, .png or .gif file. If the photo is not square you can upload it and crop in the program but make sure the size is under 10MB. Be patient if your photo is big it may take some time to load.

Put it on your desktop or in a file on your hard drive you can find. Then go to "My Page" and hover over the top of the photo. It will say "Change Photo". Click on it and it…

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Posted by Ed Cahill on October 21, 2014 at 12:51pm — 2 Comments

Estes Park CO - Rocky Mountain Centennial Celebration Plein Air Event 2014

In researching where to plein air next year I came across the RMCCPA event in Estes Park CO.  I booked a flight out of Spokane to Denver just to see the artwork of the Show.  It was too late to attend the painting event, but I have watched some of the artists online and I admire their work.  Spokane doesn't have a plein air group and none of my students are interested - so since Don Maier and Nikolai Kraneis came to paint with me - I have to find good plein air artists where I can.  And I…

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Posted by Lynne Haines on September 29, 2014 at 11:31pm

Great time at the S.K.B. Foundation Workshop in Dubois!

I had a great week painting in Wyoming at the S.K.B. Foundation Workshop in Dubois with my sister in Sept. I brought my pastels and didn't even use them. My sister convinced me to try to paint with oils. I now like oils, but boy are they messy! I had great instructors and learned a lot. I was also pretty happy with my efforts. I was a bit starstruck with all of the great artists that were there. You have to understand that I live in rural Nevada and have to drive 80 miles to paint with my… Continue

Posted by Carolyn Karch on September 22, 2014 at 12:30am

Painting close to Tibet

I am currently in a Chinese village in the mountains close to Tibet. The scenery is amazing and the people and events are so colorful for painting. Here is one of my latest studies:…

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Posted by Barry John Raybould on August 13, 2014 at 7:25am — 2 Comments

Key tips for creating more masterful paintings

I have recently posted a series of key tips that have helped me to create award-winning paintings, based on techniques and principles used by the old masters. I have found that without a good grounding in the key principles of painting, you are never going to improve or create masterful work. You can see my tips on my FaceBook page. Hopefully you will enjoy and learn from these lessons. …

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Posted by Barry John Raybould on July 21, 2014 at 6:00am

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