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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.

Latest Posts By Malcolm Dewey

6 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. When I begin quoting…

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8 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…

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9 months ago

5 Powerful Reasons Older Adults Should Teach

How easy it is to forget that taking a class is a leap of faith. No doubt you have to be a keen artist to attend a workshop. It takes a commitment in time and money. Yet we often believe that is all it takes. But it is the courage part…

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11 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. What about the plans you had to start new creative projects…

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1 year 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…

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2 years 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…

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2 years ago

The Old Game Artists and Creative People Play and 5 Steps to Help You Stop

Are you a creative person? Is making art a daily or regular thing you need to do? Heck, are you making a living partly or completely from art? If you are, then you have played this game many times. Maybe you are very good at it or starting out as a newbie…

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2 years ago

Creativity in Retirement: A Myth or a Possibility?

Family gatherings are fascinating experiences. They can be wonderful moments of shared love and joy. They can also tip to the other extreme and result in conflict. But usually everyone makes up again and all ends well…

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2 years 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?

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3 years ago

How to Use Change for Positive Growth in Your Art and Life After 60

They say that there are three chronic types of fear: the fear of failure, fear of success and fear of change. Which one do you relate to? Studies suggest that the greatest fear out of these three is the fear of change. I have to agree based on…

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