Acrylic Pour: “Love”

Part of the Color Synesthesia Project Hey there! Take a break and watch me create “Love” using the acrylic pour technique called a “dirty pour.” This particular pour is a part of the Color Synesthesia project where you give me a word and I show you what colors it makes me see. It’s a lotta…

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Making Mistakes Work for You

Acrylic Pour Mess-up Turned Around: “Dinosaur Egg” This pour, though tiny, taught me a lesson. Make your mistakes work for you! I thought it was ruined because the paint had pooled and cracked in the bottom corner…so I named it “Dinosaur Egg” 😂 And now my mistake is “intentional.” Problem solved. And every other pour…

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How I See Letters

Not too long ago, I shared a post on Facebook talking a little about how I see letters and numbers in color. It’s referred to as “color synesthesia” and it’s different for everyone who has it. The letter “A” will have a different color for each individual. For me, it’s red. Words become more complex…

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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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Springtime in the City Art Show

Catch me and other artists in a show hosted by the Sawnee Art Association I’m excited to be a part of the Springtime in the City art show coming April 27th-May 4th in Cumming, GA. I’ll have two paintings hanging up along with a number of other artists. Artwork will be hung at the Brannon-Heard…

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Paint Like A Pro (the easy way)

Tree Light Watercolor Inking Tutorial I’m still alive! This month has been insane, but the good kind of insane. I have some exciting art stuff going on right now and will share that in my next post. Today’s will be the fun and bright “Tree Light” tutorial! If you’ve been itching to try out watercolors…

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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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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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CYBER WEEK SALE at Jeffcoat Art!!!

Hello friends! I hope you’re having a good start to your week. If you’re a resident of the United States then I hope you’re not stressing too much about getting your Thanksgiving meal ready (or perhaps the number of out-of-town family members crashing in your house?). I want to help with your holiday shopping this…

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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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“A Woman’s Best Friend”

Diamonds are pretty, but blades are forever. Give some love to the strong ladies in your life! When I was a kid, I usually liked the bad ladies from Disney movies because they had more strength, more power. They were decisive and self-reliant. They had a plan. They had ambition. A shame, really, that those…

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