Day 2095 Crud that keeps giving —Guest Blogger Margaret McCarthy Hunt Art

Or is it just stopped up sinuses. Either way. Yucky. My bird drawing craze goes back at least six years or more. Some early ones. Parking lot seagulls probably in a Strathmore mixed media. I draw better birds now. All these were drawn while watching the birds. Chicken chasing Parrot rescue in Pigeon Forge Drawing […]

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Day 281 Saved by a lab — Guest Blogger Margaret McCarthy Hunt Art

Van Goghs Blue church – Église Notre Dame de L’Assomption at Auvers-sur-Oise Getting near done. If you turn the corner to the left you will be at the Auberge Ravoux where he died. Maybe a block away. The lab was added because I knocked my metal Holbein palette from the table onto this painting after […]

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My European Faces: Dr. Elena Keidosiute, a cultural attache, is Lithuanian & European

I love this face, be sure to check out all of her blog.


This is not a movie star, but a Lithuanian postdoctoral fellow

Dr. Elena Keidosiute is a cultural attache and postdoctoral fellow. She first studied in Lithuania and Great Britain, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at NYU about Jewish conversions to catholicism. In the meantime, she became a cultural attache for the Lithuanian Embassy in Tel Aviv and organized a music festival. She is Lithuanian & European.

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My European Faces: Mademoiselle Montansier, an adventuress, was French & European — Guest Blogger Arstyr

As a teenager, Marguerite Brunet aka Mademoiselle Montansier, ran away from her convent school with a traveling troupe of actors to the Caribbean, and established a dress shop in the French colony of Saint-Domingue. After returning to Paris, she opened up a gambling house that was frequented by the Jeunesse D’Ore. Later, she had a theater in Versailles, and managed to secure the exclusive right to perform at masques and balls in the Palace of Versailles by queen Marie Antoinette, personally. However, even after the revolution, she managed to switch sides, opening another theatre in Paris under the arcades of the Palais Royal. This crafty entrepreneuse was French and European.

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Nature Sketching vs. Botanical Illustrations — theTravelsketcher

Elise is a friend of mine, the daughter-in-law of my friend Tim. She is one of those artists whose work leaves me speechless. Elise does botanical illustrations, a specific form of art not for the weak of heart. Botanical Illustrations must be scientifically accurate in all ways, color, proportions, and details. They are often artistic, […]

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How to choose right photography course

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There is always a requirement of education before you start anything for your professional career. It is not required only for photography career but it is required for all the professional career that you pursue, Suppose someone is looking forward to becoming a Doctor, engineer, lawyer, sports person etc. In all these fields you required proper education for basic and advance knowledge both. Whether you are a beginner or professional photographer, there is always something new to learn about the art of photography. From camera angles to shutter speed, composition, framing, post-processing, lighting, studio lighting and above all lots of detailing of any specific genres like fashion, advertising, interiors etc. Then which camera, lens, tripod & the filter is better for photography career and why.

Start with the basic photography course. Lots of basic courses are available in the market. Before choosing the photography course let’s discuss the few important points.


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