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Who's Telling The Story?

Author Charla Maarschalk


Who is the art for?
The artist?
Or the person that will hang it on their wall?

I suppose you can argue both.

Great art starts with you. The artist creates the work...

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Is Your Story Unheard? Let's Change That.

Author Charla Maarschalk


Risk can result in failure. Otherwise you'd need to use a word other than 'risk'. Creating art that restores hope in people, art that matters, art that people want to...

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Do You Paint Pictures and Tell Stories?

What does painting and story have in common?

Painting defined: the process or art of using paint, in a picture, as a protective coasting, or as a decoration.

Story defined: an account of imagery...

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Don't Tell Me I'm Not An Artist!

Author Charla Maarschalk


Is art supposed to be good? On one hand I hear, 'Anyone can make art!' and on the other hand I hear, 'Only the uber talented can make art.' 

IMO, neither are true.

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Compassion Makes the World Go Round

Author Charla Maarschalk


 These siblings sat together waiting for their turn at a free medical clinic in an isolated village of Pokot, Kenya. 

Siblings stick together in Kenya....

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Two ways color temperature can help tell a story

Author Charla Maarschalk


Color blocking is using one color predominantly in one place. The transition of color in the painting below leads the viewer from the warm memories found in the face to...

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Art gives life

Author Charla Maarschalk


Easter is bunnies and chocolate. Watching kids expressions when they find a hidden egg is what we live for on Easter weekend. Bold, colorful eggs and easter dresses...

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One Step to Loosen Up Your Art Work

Author Charla Maarschalk


This piece was a study in speed. Painting fast will cause you to think more intuitively. You will have to trust your gut instincts because you won't be giving...

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Art is just decoration.

Author Charla Maarschalk


We build walls. We think they protect us. But often they keep us out of the very things we need which is love and companionship. And love and...

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Go backwards or dance! What's your choice?

Author Charla Maarschalk


 A departure is necessary when you want to break away from old patterns. Though I worked for years to put distance between myself and realism I still found ways to...

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3 Steps to Create a Bold Color Palette

 Author Luzdy Rivera


Hey there creative minds!

I can picture you... Your mind is full of projects and ideas, you have your reference image at hand, you are creating a mental picture of...

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Artist Return to Routine

Author Leigh Penner


"Your habits will determine your future."  - Jack Canfield

Return to Routine After a Break / Part 2

As fantastic as holidaying may be, there is just no place like...

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