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About Malcolm Dewey

Malcolm Dewey is a professional artist and writer. He is passionate about painting in oils and watercolor. Malcolm loves landscape painting. He teaches painting to artists of all levels. Working online on his website http://www.malcolmdeweyfineart.com and in personal lessons Malcolm helps other artists paint better with structured painting lessons. His Facebook page can be found here.
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5 Powerful Reasons Older Adults Should Teach
1 month ago

5 Powerful Reasons Older Adults Should Teach

My wife and I were chatting before supper the other day about art classes.

“You don’t realize how scary it is for art students,” Kerrin said.

I was not sure what my wife meant by this. “Oh yes?” I replied. Read More

Retirement Goals Fading Away? Here’s How to Get Back on Track
3 months ago

Retirement Goals Fading Away? Here’s How to Get Back on Track

Do you reach the middle of the year and wonder what happened in the past six months? It can be a shock to discover that your resolutions are lying in shreds or have been forgotten. Read More

How to Paint Expressive and Realistic Paintings
4 months ago

How to Paint Expressive and Realistic Paintings

Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too. Many painting enthusiasts in my classes want to paint realistic works. Perhaps this comes from photography where a sharp picture is appreciated. Read More

How to Break Though Creative Block and Start Painting After 60
5 months ago

How to Break Though Creative Block and Start Painting After 60

There is one excellent reason for trying a creative workshop. There are others of course, but this one beats them all. Know what it is? Read More

Finding the Fountain of Life in Retirement Through Creativity and Art
6 months ago

Finding the Fountain of Life in Retirement Through Creativity and Art

It is usually about this time of year when I start to lose momentum. I start off in January with a plan and get stuck during February. Come March and I am running on empty. This is a familiar pattern for me. Perhaps you can relate? Read More

Travel and Painting: A Beautiful Way to See the World After Retirement
8 months ago

Travel and Painting: A Beautiful Way to See the World After Retirement

You may have set travel as one of your retirement goals already. No doubt we have heard many express, “When I retire I want to travel more.”
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How to Return to Your Art Spirit and Find True Freedom After 60
9 months ago

How to Return to Your Art Spirit and Find True Freedom After 60

Socrates said that the unexamined life is not worth living. He was referring to a life governed by rules and routines imposed by others. Such a life is not freedom, but rather unconscious at best. Oppression at worst. Read More

Oil or Acrylic Paint? Use Both and Improve Your Painting Quickly
10 months ago

Oil or Acrylic Paint? Use Both and Improve Your Painting Quickly

Over the years a popular question from new artists is, why paint in oils? After all, we perceive oils as more expensive and dad for your health. Plus, the solvents are dangerous. Oil paints are also difficult to use. Paint in acrylics and remove all these worries. Read More

Developing Mindfulness Through Painting May Lead to a Better Retirement
10 months ago

Developing Mindfulness Through Painting May Lead to a Better Retirement

It was George Bernard Shaw who said “Youth is wasted on the young.” I sometimes remind my young adult sons about this when they are getting uppity. This amusing quote, like all good quotes, has more than a grain of truth to it, especially when you reach your fifties and sixties. Read More

Are These 2 Painting Problems Preventing Your Art from Standing Out?
11 months ago

Are These 2 Painting Problems Preventing Your Art from Standing Out?

Perhaps you have been painting for a few years. If you have discovered an affinity for painting, you are probably working at improving your painting, too. Read More