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Marsha Savage
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I am a Professional Artist, painting in both oils and pastels, and sometimes acrylic if needed!
I am a Professional Artist, painting in both oils and pastels, and sometimes acrylic if needed!

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Are You In a Rut?
What do you do when sales are low, or nothing is accepted into art competitions? Dunes Magic 7x5 Acrylic How do you feel sometimes when you think your art is just not performing in the "success" arena of your choice? Is
it in your own mind that things don'...

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I enjoyed watching the replay of the session yesterday about consistency and quality. It seems family life has kept me from seeing the live broadcast. I feel like I heard many good ideas, enjoyed the discussions and the questions and answers. As you said, I do have ideas just watching that come to me momentarily. So it is making me think how to proceed. I have taken copious notes when a comment made an impression. Since I have been working over 40 years in a traditional manner with oil, pastel and acrylic and explored a variety of subjects, I always come back to the traditional landscape. But I want to update my vision to a little more contemporary. These discussions will go a long way to helping me make sure I just evolve with a little experimentation and exploration to see if it is really what I want to do. Is it me? Will I be passionate and excited about what I find on that path. So, for that, I am very appreciative! Here are a couple of recent paintings that were a little more exploration than normal because I am detail oriented, and try hard to stop a little sooner, and also choice of color that is not neccessarily the "local" color, but more emotive! These are both pastels, but I am trying the same thing in my oils. 
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Rocks Are Fun To Paint!
River Run, Pastel 20"x16" Painting with pastels is so much fun with rocks. You get to choose a stick of pastel and make a beautiful angular shaped stroke... and that first stroke just looks like a rock! How cool is that? Use that broad side of the pastel st...

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Creating From Your Memories
Valley (in progress name) 24"x30" As it is before fresh eyes this morning! There are many times I have a vision of a scene I want to create. I will go through some photos and plein air pieces to come up with some references that I can use to jog my memory. ...

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Why change an older painting?
Peace In the Valley, Oil 36"x48" painted in 2011 Sometimes we paint a piece of artwork that we love most aspects of, and decide it is a finished piece. I am a firm believer that paintings are really never finished, we just decide it is the best we can do at...

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I enjoyed the talk on networking. I made many notes, but most of them are  things I have heard from both of you before, but felt writing them down emphasized some of the things I have been letting slip in the last year or two. Thanks again! BTW, I have a book from both of you and have been following and listening to you both for several years.

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Third and Last Day of Marketing Boot Camp
Eric painting at Old Tucson Monday morning was the last day of our Marketing boot camp at 6:30 am! So glad, those long days were killer! This is going to be a long blog post. And I am going to sprinkle it with some of my work, because there were shots of hi...

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Marketing Boot Camp - Day Two
Eric and Stuart Johnson Whew, another very early morning, alarm goes off in enough time to take a quick shower, put on clothes and makeup, make it to food court, and eat something, drink coffee... hurry, hurry! We did get a little better seat, actually the ...

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Marketing Boot Camp Day One
The scene from our Walkway My Study of the Scene, Pastel 12"x9" Marketing Boot Camp was for three mornings, in your seat before 6:30 am! We had time to get in line for a Starbucks coffee and pastry... but luckily, there was instant Quaker oatmeal, so I had ...

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My Trip Out to Tucson
Picachio Peak State Park near Tucson Pastel Plein Air 9"x12" Karen Margulis and I drove together from our homes in Smyrna and Marietta GA to the 2016 Plein Air Convention in Tucson AZ, and also taught a 3-day plein air pastel workshop in Dripping Springs TX...
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