7 Keys to Starting Your Art Collection

Art Gallery Wall

Editor’s Note: Many thanks to Kate Ander­son, who so gra­ciously con­tributed to POA! Look­ing for­ward to “hear­ing” what “key” has worked for you or add your own tip to her 7 insight­ful ways to start a col­lec­tion. WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT ART COLLECTIONS, you prob­a­bly imag­ine uber-rich and wealthy art enthu­si­asts buy­ing mil­lion dol­lar pieces of work at…

Quick Oil Painting Demonstration Video: “A Fine Ride”

Oil Painting by Artist, L Diane Johnson

A zippy 34 sec­ond video of a piece I just fin­ished, of a build­ing in Williams­burg, VA. A paint­ing from start to com­pleted work. Part of my “What Color is White” series A Fine Ride, Oil on can­vas | 11x14 in. Enjoy! Any Qs, just give me a shout in the com­ment box below. Let me know if you like these lit­tle demos and I will…

Painting Demonstration: Monet’s Garden in Autumn

Monet's Autumn Acrylic Painting Demo

I AM VERY EXCITED ABOUT PRESENTING this demo to you! Some of you may remem­ber that I con­ducted a pub­lic demon­stra­tion of over 60 peo­ple who were non-artists and col­lec­tors. We had a won­der­ful time. Since I had to paint large so the audi­ence could see, fin­ish­ing was done in the stu­dio. I will take you through the demo. Once…

Abstract Realism. What?

poa-haywain-closeup

WHENSTARTED IN COLLEGE AS A “SERIOUSSTUDENT OF ART, draw­ing, paint­ing and sculpt­ing paint­ing were my focus. Indeed, I took life draw­ing 3 hours daily for four years; thus learn­ing to draw from life. I wanted so badly to draw in a rep­re­sen­ta­tional way. How­ever, frus­tra­tion set in as instruc­tors pushed non-objective (abstract) con­cepts and tech­niques. I tried my…