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Questions & Answers - #9

 

For this Q&A I’m outside in my backyard. The leaves have changed and it’s a beautiful clear day.

"How often should I change out my "Sta-Wet Palette" to prevent must and mildew?"

05:58: I change mine every week by wiping it out and rinsing the sponge. If you watched Color 101, you...

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Questions & Answers - #8

 

"How do I get my paint to glide on my canvas?"

0:01:29 "I prime and sand all my canvases with three layers of gesso. I use water and medium, I have good brushes, but the strokes of color don't work right for me. Maybe it's the way I load my brush. Maybe I worry about being too perfect."

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Questions & Answers - #7

 

"What is the best earth-friendly way to dispose of your paints?"

Sara asked, "What is the best earth-friendly way to dispose of your paints in your water?" When I lived in Vancouver, BC, they did a really great job of having paint recycling places, and it was a free opportunity for anybody....

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My Early Work in Acrylics - by Jed Dorsey

One of our Acrylic University members asked me recently if I could share some photos of my early work. This is my response to that request. I had to dig deep for some of these photos.

I painted in watercolors for fun while I was growing up as my parents were both watercolor artists. In 2001 on a...

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The Confident Artist - Secret 1: The Right Focus

 “Remember one rule of thumb: The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.”

- Steven Pressfield

 

Giving Up

Even though we were only about thirty minutes into the painting class I was teaching, she had given up. Her brushes were...

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Questions & Answers - #6

 

During this Q&A I am in Portland, Oregon with Peter (my video guy) taking resource photos, doing video work for the upcoming color course, and spending some time with other artists. 

"My paint box is dirty! What should I do?"

Jenny said, "I feel like my paints are getting dirty as I'm...

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How Art Saved My Life (Literally)

Meeting A Collector

It was June of 2010,  and I stepped out of our car into the warm air and approached the gallery door. I had been invited by the gallery owner to meet a collector of mine, and as I stepped inside the room, my eyes slowly adjusted to the indoor lighting.

The gallery...

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Questions & Answers - #5

20191024 Livestream from Jed Dorsey & Acrylic University on Vimeo.

Announcements

1. Color Course is coming up, starting Nov 5, 2019. The first lesson will be available on that date.

2. We are creating a track called "Acrylic Like a Boss." If you are a member of Acrylic University (have...

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Questions & Answers - #4

 

 

Color Course Coming Up

01:54 Excited to be here again and answer a few questions. And I've actually got a couple really cool announcements that you want to pay attention to. We've got a color course coming up! I would love for you to give us your number one question about...

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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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