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Monday Morning Art School: Painting the ocean

Monday Morning Art School: Painting the ocean

Carol L. DouglasSep 10, 20234 min read
The ocean complicates matters by being bouncy, but it reflects light the same way as does glass or tinfoil.
Quantity vs. quality

Quantity vs. quality

Carol L. DouglasSep 7, 20234 min read
I like plein air festivals, but I also recognize their potential to be corrosive to the very spirit of plein air painting.
Does the world need one more landscape painting?

Does the world need one more landscape painting?

Carol L. DouglasSep 5, 20234 min read
Does anyone ever need to paint another wave? Iā€™m glad nobody ever asked Winslow Homer that question.
What’s your default setting?

What’s your default setting?

Carol L. DouglasAug 31, 20234 min read
In art, a need for safety isn’t usually helpful. If risk-taking doesn’t come naturally, how can you grow more comfortable with it?
If it’s that stressful, it’s not sustainable

If it’s that stressful, it’s not sustainable

Carol L. DouglasAug 29, 20234 min read
Creativity may look easy, but artists invest incredible effort to create that impression. Art, if done right, is both mentally and physically difficult.