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The Paint Talk Gallery topic has been extremely popular and I would like to thank everyone who has shared their work with us. The topic has grown so large that I have decide to start a fresh one for 2009, if you have not had a look a last years you can find it by clicking on the following link Paint Talk Gallery 2008
The old gallery topic is closed for comments, please add your new images and comments to the 2009 Paint Talk Gallery.
One of my favorite parts about my job as Resident Artist is helping people create their vision, and getting them excited about new techniques! During my workshops at art societies and trade shows, I bring my own work and create a small representational painting, because that’s what I like to paint. But sometimes, people come up to me afterwards and shyly confess, “This is all very nice, your work is good, your products are wonderful, but I can’t draw. How can I paint?”
Artists long to expand their horizons, and explore new directions!
From your comments, we have learned that many of you believe that there is a move from painting on objects to canvas, and even fabric.
Your comments also indicate a trend towards mixed media collage or altered art.
I sent the following email to the Chroma teacher and working artists and I received a number of interesting responses so I have decided to put then on Paint Talk for you all to see.
I have known for quite some time that all of you have been having a tough time of it trying to adjust to a changing market where Folk Art is losing popular appeal. It’s always easy to deal with an expanding market, which is enthusiastic and leads itself forward, but it is much more difficult to deal with a contracting market, where enthusiasm is no longer automatic.
Like most artists in this computer age, I get lots of emails every day. In addition to questions about paint and requests for events, I receive emails from artists that include images of recent works created with our products. Those are my favorite emails, as I always am so impressed with the talent and creativity of people who use our paints.