Thoughts and musings from Matt Kaplinsky

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    A step-by-step guide to buying your first big piece of art
    August 7, 2019 at 12:00 AM
    5 Points to Consider Before Buying Your First Big Piece of ArtJust as art is subjective, a person’s reason for wanting to buy a work of art may spring...
  • After painting for 5 hours straight I ended up on my back looking up to the ceiling. Exhausted. I’m just happy I managed to paint on a Monday.
    Busting 4 Myths and Misconceptions About Oil Painting on Canvas
    July 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM
    All too many people go to a museum to appreciate masterfully produced oil paintings on canvas and come away with the wrong impression. People think “t...
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    Opening Night at the Commerce Gallery in Lockhart
     
    June 3, 2019 at 12:00 AM
    I recently had the pleasure of being a guest artist at the Commerce Gallery in Lockhart, Texas. If you’re not familiar with the area, Lockhart is in c...
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    The Folksy Impressionism of Matt Kaplinsky
    May 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM
    Matt Kaplinsky's work can be described in a variety of ways. He plays with impressionism and abstract techniques to achieve colorful, textured landsca...
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    Paintings Don't Always Last Forever
    April 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM
    As an artist specializing in oil on canvas paintings, I’m always interested in stories that depict interesting facts about iconic artists and their wo...
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    Your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Matt Kaplinsky 
    February 26, 2019 at 12:00 AM
    Hi there! I'm so glad you've found your way to my blog. Whether you are a long-time fan of mine or have just discovered my work, I am beyond happy to ...
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    Can't-Miss Art Studio in Dallas - Matt Kaplinsky 
    February 13, 2019 at 12:00 AM
    If you're visiting Dallas, Texas, we have the first must-have event for your itinerary. Matt Kaplinsky is an arts and entertainment studio that is sur...
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    7 Ways to Get the Creative Juices Flowing (and otherwise solving dilemmas) 
    January 28, 2019 at 10:00 PM
    It's common for artists of all mediums to feel their creativity ebb and flow in their lifetime. In fact, it's perfectly normal.  ...
  • Elephants Outside the Window, Acrylic on canvas, 48x60 inches by Matt Kaplinsky
    Favourite painters + painters that inspire me
    January 21, 2019 at 12:00 AM
    Not everyone gets to do what they love for a living but I feel very fortunate to be able to earn money bringing beauty and joy into people's homes and...
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    Taking Care of Business: The Art World’s Unsexy Side 
    November 28, 2018 at 12:00 AM
    Many artists are notoriously lax when it comes to the business side of their art. Perhaps that‘s the reason the “starving artist” stereotype remains i...
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    My experience as a working artist for 20+ years
    October 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    I’ve been painting since 1991. It has paid my bills since the late ‘90s. And it turns out the reality of being a working artist isn’t what most people...

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