Music for Artists- FREE Playlist

Music for Artists- FREE Playlist Get into the creative zone with this playlist I love Placebo. They bring back memories of college, working late in the art building, sitting on the back steps for a cigarette break. Photo by Viktor Juric on Unsplash They also make me think of crispy autumn leaves and grey days. They’re a band…

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Need a Quick Inspirational Fix?

Need a quick inspirational fix? Feeling stuck? Don’t worry, it happens to everyone. Last week I shared 7 quick ways to get inspired: https://jeffcoatart.blog/2019/08/09/7-quick-ways-to-get-inspired/ But if you didn’t have time to read the full article, here’s a visual recap: Try one of these out and the Muse is sure to be knocking on your door.…

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7 Quick Ways to Get Inspired

Kickstart your creativity with these doable actions… Photo by: unsplash-logoBarbora Polednová Ready for 7 quick ways to get inspired? I know how it feels to be stuck in a rut creatively, to feel that well of inspiration dry up. For creatives, this can quickly lead to lethargy, feelings of self-doubt, and depression. If this sounds…

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The Secret Moments of an Artist (plus free goodie)

What it really feels like to stare at a blank canvas Studio door shuts behind me.  Click of the switch fills the room with light.  Power on Grace Radio to my favorite station.  Snap of the paint lid before a surge of black fills the tray.  Soft swish of a round brush as the first…

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You’ll Be Amazed by This Artist’s Love Story with Nature

Artist, James Brunt, is an architect of nature. When I was a kid, I loved to scour the ground in search of rocks, leaves, feathers, even dead bugs. I had an outstanding dead bug collection. We were collectors of nature in my dad’s house.  There were usually at least three different animal species running around.…

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5 Ways to Add Compassion to Your Day

In my last blog, “How Do We Add Compassion to Our Art?,” I mentioned two simple ways that artists can inject compassion into their work. After years of painting portraits, I truly believe that art can be a powerful tool in understanding others. It can also improve our own perspective on the world around us.…

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Be the photographer in your own photo shoot

Be the photographer in your own outdoor photo shoot My Etsy shop got a small makeover after taking these photos which leads me to what I want to talk about today: Photo Shoots If you’re like me then you get a knot in your stomach when you hear those words. I love taking photos, but…

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Memorial Painting Video- Barbara

Here is a peek into one of my previous memorial paintings. I am doing this portrait for a friend of mine who lost her mother. Rest in peace, Barbara. The bulk of my paintings are done in black & white acrylic paint. I have recently started working in watercolor and have been branching out into…

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Commission a House Inking

New homeowner? Real estate agent? Trying to sell your home and want a unique and eye-catching image? Send a high-quality/professional image of your home to jeffcoat4747@yahoo.com and I’ll turn it into an artistic inking with a classic look. *MARKETING TIP* Use your custom inking on coffee mugs & give to your real estate agent to…

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All Things Holy

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Keep close to Nature’s heart

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” -John Muir  

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