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Creative Freedom by Maggie Price

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Set Your Subject in Another Era

When I’m struggling to overcome a creative block, I return to painting the subject that I’m most passionate about—people. I’m always drawn to paintings of portraits and figures. Being able to bring the soul of the subject to life on canvas is a great joy to me.

If I find myself feeling uninspired, a live model may be what it takes to put me in a more creative mood. But sometimes I think the way people dress today can be a problem. I find the fashions of bygone eras more graceful and romantic. For many years, I’ve kept my eye open for clothing, hats, etc. at estate sales or antique stores, where they are inexpensive. Having complete creative control over selecting a model, costume, pose, props, settings and lighting ...

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