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The Confident Artist Intro: Creativity & Courage

“Creativity takes courage.”

- Henri Matisse

 A Common Question

I had just locked the storage room door and was walking out of my studio when a woman caught my attention. She had come in and wanted to find out more about my painting classes. After I gave her the schedule, she...

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Questions & Answers #3 - Including My Story of Art & Healing

 

(Just a heads up! The times are about 45 seconds off ...)

00:09 Jed: I can't believe that this is the third live Q&A that we're doing and I'm  super excited about where we're at with Acrylic University. I'm thrilled. I'm honored to be part of Acrylic University, to be the founder of...

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Questions & Answers #2

paints q&a tools Sep 30, 2019
 

(Just a heads up! The times are about 45 seconds off ...)

00:08: Alright, friends, we are back going live with a question and answer time, so super excited to be here and wanted to say good morning, and it's a pretty grey day. Last week I was telling you how summer came to an abrupt end, like...

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Art Access Program: Helping Young People Thrive Creatively

 

Why Art Matters

When I lived in Indianapolis and had recently become a full time artist, I was asked to do an art lesson at the local high school where I had been involved previously through coaching and mentoring. A friend was in charge of the detention hall where kids were sent before they were...

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Questions & Answers #1

paints q&a tools Sep 23, 2019
 

 (Please note: The time-stamp is about 45 seconds ahead of video)

Welcome To The First Q&A!

 0:00:45 Jed: Alright. Well, welcome friends, to the first live question and answer time. I don't know what you guys are up to right now, but it's kind of grey, cloudy here in the Pacific...

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The Amazing Paint Box and Palette for Acrylic Painters

Uncategorized Sep 13, 2019

I have been painting with acrylics for 20 years but have only recently discovered a system that has revolutionized the way I paint. I am excited to share this with you as I believe it will help you become a better and happier artist.

DISCOVERING THE PERFECT PALETTE

Most artists use some kind of...

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Paintbrushes for Acrylic Painters

Uncategorized Sep 13, 2019

7 TYPES OF BRUSHES

There are many different kinds of paint brushes. Some of them I have used a lot and others I have only used a little bit. I am a painter who primarily uses acrylics so my knowledge about brushes comes directly from using them in the context of this specific medium.

1. Filbert...

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The Best Surfaces for Acrylic Painting

painting tools supplies Sep 13, 2019

One of the great things about using acrylic paints is how much flexibility there is in the surfaces you can paint on. And while there are a lot of options, I’m only going to highlight my three favorites and tell you their pros and cons. 

MDF: First of all, let’s look at MDF....

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Essential Colors for Getting Started With Acrylics

Uncategorized Sep 13, 2019

Choosing colors can be overwhelming, especially when you are just beginning to paint. There are over 100 colors in the Liquitex brand alone. I want to give you a starting point that will be a good foundation to build on. You can add colors in the future but I think it is important to start with...

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Five Reasons to Love Acrylic Painting

Uncategorized Sep 13, 2019

If you've known me long, then you probably know how passionate I am about painting with acrylics. Now, as a 4th generation artist who grew up with watercolors, how I got into painting in acrylics is another story that you can read about HERE.

But for now, I simply want to share a few of the...

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