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Watercolors by Architects

Greek Steps, Sifnosby Thomas W. Schaller, 2008,watercolor, 12 x 9.I just finished writing an article on Thomas W. Schallers watercolor paintings for the April 2010 issue of American Artist, and it occurred to me that Thomas is the third licensed architect whose watercolors I have written about in the past year.
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Break Your Inhibitions and Learn How to Paint: A Proven Method

How Painting Quick Studies Lead You to Becoming a Better ArtistIt’s all fun and games to joke about being a procrastinator, but overthinking some things, such as how to paint a subject, can be a serious roadblock. Sometimes it’s best to just jump in and see what happens when you begin sketching your composition or start putting paint onto the canvas.
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No Clutter Landscapes! See the Forest NOT the Trees

Start Simplifying with Painting Trees“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” – Khalil GibranThere is a distinct difference between a painting that feels rich and one that is busy with detail. Monet, for example, used an incredible swath of color and brushstrokes when he was painting landscapes, even when painting trees–but his paintings don’t feel claustrophobic or overly busy.
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