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The upcoming July 4 holiday plus the hoorah about Megan Rapinoe got me thinking about politics and patriotism and art. (I’m always thinking about art.) No matter their politics, I think we can agree most people we know love their country. They – and you, and I – love the United States of America. Art and photography has long been used to gin up patriotic enthusiasm – Declaration of Independence, (1818), commissioned to help unite the fractious new states,

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Art and Patriotism

Art and Patriotism

The upcoming July 4 holiday plus the hoorah about Megan Rapinoe got me thinking about politics and patriotism and art. (I’m always thinking about art.) No matter their politics, I think we can agree most people we know love their country. They – and you, and I – love the United States of America. Art and photography has long been used to gin up patriotic enthusiasm – Declaration of Independence, (1818), commissioned to help unite the fractious new states,

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My favorite tools/toys

If I found a hundred bucks on the sidewalk, I’d look around to see if anyone obvious dropped it. But if the sidewalk was otherwise empty, I’d definitely put the cash in my pocket – and head to the nearest art supply store. Here’s what I’d buy.

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Why do I paint what I paint?

Why do I paint what I paint?

I grew up in a small town in eastern North Carolina with all the pluses and minuses that carries. As I grew into my teens, I was desperate to leave the small town life and embrace big city living. But New York was too scary, Chicago too far away and San Francisco may...

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Artist Bart Levy Featured in Second Acts Online Publication

Bart Levy was recently interviewed for the blog, Second Acts, about her meandering art career.  READ ARTICLE Excerpt:   Second Acts: The Latent Artist Emerges The Baby Boomer generation is full of inspiring stories about second acts, and we love sharing them. Our...

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The #100Paintingsin100Days Project

What I’ve learned, what I’ve accomplished, and why you should do it too  First, a confession: this is not my first go ‘round with 100 paintings in 100 days. Surprised? I didn’t go public, no one knew, and I didn’t complete 100 paintings. After many (many!) years of...

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My Piece of Art Heaven

I’m back. Back to real life from the heaven that is Nimrod Hall, an artists retreat in the Shenandoah Mountains of Virginia. In spite of some very chilly, rainy weather for a few days, it was wonderful. The way it works is, each summer there are several...

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Fun in the Vineyards

Last week and in the coming weeks, I visited a number of vineyards. Some, like Barboursville Vineyards, are big and prosperous, having been established 20 or 30 years ago. They have a lovely tasting room and restaurant. Some are more modest. One or two, unfortunately, are obviously struggling. The people, though, are genuinely friendly. I highly recommend a day trip or even a weekend.

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Making art ain’t for sissies

Say what you will about creating art, “It’s fun!”, “I wish I could just play with paint (or clay or wood) all day”. It is fun. Why else would we do any of it? The fact is, though, is that it is also hard. I’m not whining, just saying. There’s the technical aspect, how...

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