Rebecca Crowell has been a professional artist for thirty years, and is widely known for her innovative painting techniques involving cold wax medium and oils. She has taught these methods both in the US and internationally, and has recently published (with co-author Jerry McLaughlin) a comprehensive guide, Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts & Conversations (Squeegee press, Dec. 2016)
Rebecca Crowell is represented by fine art galleries in numerous US cities, including Chicago, Atlanta, Telluride, Colorado and Benicia, California) as well as in Dublin, Ireland. Her paintings are included in hundreds of private, public and corporate collections. She has been awarded ten artist residencies since 2001, in the US, Spain, Sweden and Ireland, and was recently commissioned by the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas,for five large paintings. In 2014 she was recognized by John Seed of the Huffington Post in his article, Ten Memorable Paintings of 2014. She holds an MFA in Painting (Arizona State University, 1985.) Rebecca and her husband divide their time between rural Wisconsin and northern New Mexico; she maintains (messy) studios in both locations. Please visit her website to view her work.
January 20th, 2019 | 40 mins 19 secs
art, artist statements, rebecca crowell, writing
Rebecca and Ross discuss how to write a good artist statement and why they are important.
January 12th, 2019 | 37 mins 18 secs
art, rebecca crowell, writing
Every artist is expected to write about their work--including emails, artist statements, and proposals. Rebecca and Ross share some tips to improve your writing and also thoughts about more personal writing to enhance your creative process or as an art blog.
January 5th, 2019 | 35 mins 48 secs
art, rebecca crowell, workshops
Rebecca and Ross discuss choosing a workshop and how to get the most out of the workshop experience.
December 22nd, 2018 | 28 mins 42 secs
art, rebecca crowell, review, year 1
Rebecca and Ross review their first year of producing the Messy Studio Podcast and extend thanks to their listeners. It's been fun and successful! They discuss past guests and topics, and their goals and plans for the future.
December 15th, 2018 | 34 mins 1 sec
art, older work, rebecca crowell, technology
Rebecca and Ross discuss how to deal with older work, slides, and current technologies for storing and organizing images of older work.
December 8th, 2018 | 36 mins 23 secs
art, podcasting, rebecca crowell
In this wide ranging discussion, Antrese Wood from The Savvy Painter Podcast joins Rebecca Crowell to talk about podcasting, technology, and making art a career.
December 1st, 2018 | 25 mins 36 secs
art, change, mexico, rebecca crowell, travel
Rebecca and Jerry McLaughlin talk about how the personal identities of artists can shift with changes in their lives and work.
November 24th, 2018 | 28 mins 50 secs
abstraction, art, rebecca crowell, titles
Rebecca and Ross discuss how and why to title your work.
November 17th, 2018 | 29 mins 30 secs
art, budget, money, rebecca crowell
This episode is a sneak peak at the new Messy Studio video series! Rebecca and Ross talk about creating art with a limited budget. Video will be available soon...
November 10th, 2018 | 32 mins 57 secs
digital media, drawing, painting, photography, photoshop, rebecca crowell, sally bowker, textiles
Rebecca sits down with her friend and fellow artist Sally Bowker. Sally worked for years with painting, drawing, photography, and mixed media. In her later years she has departed from these more tradition art forms to explore the world of digital media and Photoshop.
November 3rd, 2018 | 27 mins 45 secs
art, rebecca crowell, scams, schemes
Rebecca and Ross discuss common scams and schemes in the art world.
October 27th, 2018 | 29 mins 2 secs
art, business, prices, rebecca crowell, value
Rebecca and Ross discuss the tricky business of how to value and price your work, unofficial rules of the art world and tricks of the trade.
October 20th, 2018 | 27 mins 12 secs
abstraction, art, rebecca crowell, travel
Rebecca and Ross dive into the nuts and bolts and explore the process of bringing experiences from unique settings into the studio.
October 13th, 2018 | 27 mins
abstraction, art, rebecca crowell, spain, travel
Rebecca returns from Spain and sits down with Ross to discuss the process of absorbing new places and experiences which can later be incorporated into artwork.
September 29th, 2018 | 28 mins 52 secs
art, rebecca crowell, spain, travel, workshops
Janice Mason Steeves joins Rebecca Crowell once again to discuss their workshop in Spain and the advantages of teaching, learning, and creating abroad. Janice also shares plans for her upcoming Workshops in Wild Places.
September 22nd, 2018 | 29 mins 38 secs
art, rebecca crowell, spain, travel
Rebecca Crowell and Janice Mason Steeves discuss their adventures in Spain, the local environment and spiritual culture, and the workshop they will be teaching.