053: How Portraits Can Turn Passion into Profits

By support@schulmanart.com / September 3, 2019 / 5 Comments

with host artist Miriam Schulman Today, we’re talking all about why portraits were the key to my success as a professional artist, and how it could be for you as well. . In this podcast, you will discover… Why Portraits are art that everyone can agree on. Why, if you want to profit from your … Read more

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Do you want to learn watercolor techniques for painting portraits?

By Miriam Schulman / February 24, 2014 / 1 Comment

Registration now open at the Inspiration Place     Ever wonder….. …how to paint a portrait that really captures the essence of your subject? …how to create luminous skin tones that glow with life? Do you want an instructor who will guide you every step of the way from choosing the perfect photo to adding … Read more

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Portrait Painting Demonstration in Watercolor

By Miriam Schulman / May 6, 2013 / 0 Comments

Challenges of Commissioned Portraits by @schulmanArt Portrait commissions are the most demanding and the less I have under my control the harder the commission becomes. For example, I like to control the lighting and the photograph. Starting with a great photo makes my job easier. For this portrait commission, I was provided with a dramatically … Read more

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Ten Reasons To Commission a Portrait

By Miriam Schulman / May 3, 2012 / 0 Comments

Anymore Reasons? @schulmanArt Miriam Schulman Oversized Modern Portraits in Watercolor To tell a Story: People are drawn to portraits because they tell a story, both about the subject and the artist. A portrait commission celebrates the youth of your child or illuminates the joy of your wedding day. Because Memories Fade: Capture the humanity of … Read more

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The Renaissance Portrait

By Miriam Schulman / January 10, 2012 / 0 Comments

Boticelli’s Dream Girl   Botticelli, Ideal Portrait of a Lady The latest exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art focuses on Renaissance portraiture. This is a must see for portrait artists, or anyone who loves romantic Italian art. The exhibition is broken down by geographical location as there is a Venice room, a Florence room … Read more

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Celebrated Portraitist and Genre Painter Frans Hals

By Miriam Schulman / September 6, 2011 / 7 Comments

Dutch Art in New York by Miriam Schulman Trademark jutting elbow and knuckle on his hips The Dutch have revered Franz Hals as part of the holy trinity of artists coming from their country that include Rembrandt and Vermeer. The current exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art does a great job placing Hals in … Read more

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Picture Perfect: How to Dress for your Portrait Sitting

By Miriam Schulman / July 20, 2011 / 0 Comments

Blank Canvasby @lindsayleboyer, guest blogger Lindsay LeBoyer  When having your portrait painted, you want to look your best. Here are some guidelines to ensure the subject is the star, not the clothes. 1) Wear white on top Aeolian Tee, Anthropologie White is a classic that never goes out of style and reflects light beautifully onto … 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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