art philosophy

Throwback Thursday 04.02.2020

April 2, 2020

So typically I post images in throwback Thursday that is not part of my public portfolio. Either the images are too dated for me to put in my juried portfolio or that I don’t like it much. Today I figured I would take a look back at an image I did that to this day, […]

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The Long Grind v Speed Painting

January 18, 2020

So to basically start this article on the right foot, I have to lay down some terms so we are all on the same page. The words “speed painting” gets misconstrued a lot. According to Wikipedia, “speed painting is an artistic technique where the artist has a limited time to finish the work.” The key […]

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YouTube Update 12.15.2019

December 15, 2019

I’m finally finished with “Mama’s Ice Cream.” I’ve been grinding on the piece off and on since about spring of this year. I’m glad it is off my plate. The final image can be seen in my portfolio or through this link; http://edgarej.com/eow332-ice-cream-shop/. Check out the narrated timelapse of the video down below;

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Conceptart.org where art thou?

December 4, 2019

Why is it that I love art prompts so much instead of pursuing my own ideas? Why do I love art challenges but HATE spec work? By the time I publish this article, Conceptart.org had been offline for close to six months. The forum went offline at the end of 2019’s summer. I miss the […]

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Simplicity Rules

November 25, 2019

Why do I keep my settings simple and not leverage the full power of digital painting software? There are quite a few stark differences in the work process between different artists in digital painting. Some work with a few simple brushes and one layer or a few layers, others work with many complex brushes on […]

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Norman Rockwell v Chuck Close

October 13, 2019

Why did I not go the fine art route? What is fine art even? I guess I had to preface this article by defining, or more accurately, trying to define what fine art is. But then I realized that trying to define it is going to be difficult. There are no rigid lines to draw […]

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Traditional Medium v Digital Painting

October 7, 2019

Why did I choose digital when inherently it has less value than oil and acrylic on canvas? I originally wanted to do more research about this topic, but once I saw how deep the rabbit hole goes, I decided against it. The topic is immensely controversial. Digital art in of itself has no value compared […]

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