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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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Finding the Fountain of Life in Retirement Through Creativity and Art
1 month 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
5 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?
6 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

Why Life After 60 is the Perfect Time to Start Painting
6 months ago

Why Life After 60 is the Perfect Time to Start Painting

A few years ago I was looking after a gallery exhibition. Sometimes artists have to share this duty for joint exhibitions and this was my turn. Read More

Creative Ways to Enjoy Oil Painting Without Wrecking Your Budget
7 months ago

Creative Ways to Enjoy Oil Painting Without Wrecking Your Budget

You love your new oil painting pastime, but replacing art supplies keeps getting more expensive. Maybe you feel a little guilty about the costs. Maybe you decide to paint less often. Another option is to stretch out the paint, but does the end result on the canvas disappoint you? Read More

Get Started with Oil Painting for Beginners and Reconnect with Your Creative Side
7 months ago

Get Started with Oil Painting for Beginners and Reconnect with Your Creative Side

So you want to start painting? I am delighted with your decision, because painting is one of the most rewarding pastimes available to us. Read More