Hands: The Second Portrait

By Miriam Schulman / August 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

Hands are often called the second portrait and for good reason. It is not a surprise that an artist that values her hands above all body parts (except maybe our eyes) would notice others’ hands. The hands are a source of self-expression. We often refer to people who talk “with their hands.” Read on to … Read more

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Learning from the Masters: The Psychological Portraits of John Singer Sargent

By Miriam Schulman / August 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

As I was preparing this blog post, my husband leaned over my shoulder and asked “What do you mean by psychological portraits?” Well, I pointed out…”look at that girl’s face and the tension in her fingers and toes, she looks like she just finished a tantrum. Contrast that to her brother, whose wrist is bent and limply perched on … Read more

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What is the secret to a great portrait like the Mona Lisa?

By Miriam Schulman / March 17, 2014 / 1 Comment

No Teeth! by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt Smiles are a beautiful thing, and everyone looks better when wearing a smile– but a genuine subtle smile, like the Mona Lisa, makes for the most beautiful expression for a portrait painting. Whenever I take photos of my kids, and also my portrait clients, I always advise them to … Read more

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Extreme Cropping and Large Scale Make Watercolor Portrait Modern

By Miriam Schulman / May 2, 2012 / 0 Comments

Adding Modernity to Portraiture by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt One of the most exciting aspects of accepting commissions is the new directions that clients will push me in. Although watercolor is an unconventional medium for portraits, most of my watercolor portraits are very traditional and done in a classic impressionistic style. For this commission, the client … Read more

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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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