The Secret to Authenticity

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I teach principles of art-making, and there’s one overarching idea that connects them all — the idea of differences. Big shapes, small marks, bright color, value contrast—all these exciting differences bring life to your art. However, something less obvious is the secret to making genuinely authentic art, and that’s vulnerability. Here’s how I think about…

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Tune Out & Drop In

Nicholas Wilton painting

I injured my hand recently, and it’s been harder to paint. Holding my tools is awkward, and I can’t lift the larger paintings onto the wall. I was trying to work anyway but reacting to my limitations completely blocked me from that flow state. Everything I was making seemed harder and not as good. After…

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The Art of Inquiry – Scott Picard – Ep 27

So much of our art and creativity comes from the unknown. From the soul. We don’t always know how, or even why, but remarkably it all seems to make sense years later. However, what if there was a way to gain access to your innate wisdom in the present. What if you could  better answer…

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This one question can change everything

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I’m never sure where I am going when making my art. It’s sometimes hard to know what to do next. But there is one thing I do that helps me every time: I ask a question. However, it has to be a potent one. So here is the one question that helps me find my…

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