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A Guide to Painting Competitions 1

A Guide to Painting Competitions

This is a guide to the best competitions to give you a kick start in your painting career. Why Enter A Painting Competition? One of the best ways of getting you, and your work, noticed is to enter a painting competition...

William Ritschel painting

A Guide To Critiquing Master Paintings

Why critique master paintings? The best way to learn how to become a good painter is to understand how a master painting is constructed.  Until you understand how a master painting works, and why it works, you will...

Notan sketches

A Beginners Guide To Notan

What Is Notan?  Why do certain paintings win art competitions? The answer lies a lot in the harmonious arrangement of black, white, and gray in the painting. A synthetic arrangement of dark and light creates an...