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Monday Morning Art School: meaning and mediocrity

Monday Morning Art School: meaning and mediocrity

Carol L. DouglasMar 3, 20244 min read
Great landscape artists like Constable or Monet were doing far more than simply recording a scene. There is science, observation, and a great deal of thought behind their work.
My love affair with schooner American Eagle

My love affair with schooner American Eagle

Carol L. DouglasFeb 29, 20243 min read
I see boats as powerful symbols of the human condition. We’re always either sailing into trouble or getting ourselves out of it
Ten ways an art career can drive you nuts

Ten ways an art career can drive you nuts

Carol L. DouglasFeb 27, 20244 min read
Self-promotion is challenging to most normal people. I never want to be the person who says, “But enough about me; how do you like my hair?”
Monday Morning Art School: do you have a return policy?

Monday Morning Art School: do you have a return policy?

Carol L. DouglasFeb 25, 20244 min read
No matter what your return policy is, your long-term goal should be to keep your client.
Rachel’s Garden: a favorite watercolor painting

Rachel’s Garden: a favorite watercolor painting

Carol L. DouglasFeb 22, 20242 min read
I like my watercolor quick and dirty, in part because it helps me get over myself when I get tied in knots in oil painting.