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Art News Etc. #9

By December 25, 2012

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Merry Christmas! Here's some food for artistic thought to digest along with lunch:

"Painters don't find innovation or originality through what they paint, but how they paint it"; Mitchell Albala in a piece on originality

" I'm a fast painter that does very slow paintings. So every layer is quite fast, but I'm always unsatisfied with it so I'm always repainting it"; Alex Kanevsky in a interview.

• Do you know if your colored pencils are legal? It's a new classification from the Colored Pencil Society of America for their international competition. Katherine Tyrrell has reordered the list by manufacturer on her Making a Mark blog, making it easier to check. I find the choice of the word "legal" with relation to pencils strange. Eligible or permitted pencils yes, but calling some legal means others are illegal which introduces the concept of crime does it not?
-- Colored Pencil articles from About.com Drawing

• It takes two to tango: How to be a Good Art Student and How to be a Good Art Teacher, from Clara Lieu
-- The 10 Personality Types at Art Workshops

5 Mistakes to Avoid with Faces*

• Is it a good or a bad thing to stick with one style/color of background; Jeff Watts muses
-- How to paint a background

*Disclosure: I write an occasional blog for Artist Daily.

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