March 27th, 2021 | 36 mins 15 secs
business, career, challenges, cold wax academy, jerry mclaughlin, painting, rebecca crowell, risks
As artists, we are often presented with situations that ask us to say “yes” to something that feels challenging or risky. This could be as small as the need to rework a painting to as large as agreeing to a major solo exhibit. Accepting any challenge requires a commitment and it may feel stressful, and bring on self-doubt. Yet successful artists always take some risks that lead to growth and new possibilities—in their careers and in the studio. Today Rebecca and her partner at Cold Wax Academy, Jerry McLaughlin, talk about why it is important to take on challenges and risks in your art practice--along with a few stories about their own related experiences.
Rebecca and Jerry recorded this episode on video as well as audio, so if you'd like to see the video version, please visit the Messy Studio Facebook page or the Cold wax Academy Facebook page. That’s www.facebook.com/messystudiopodcast or www.facebook.com/coldwaxacademy.
December 21st, 2019 | 31 mins 28 secs
art, color, intuition, painting, rebecca crowell
Color is a very powerful influence in our everyday lives, and certainly in our art. It is the most studied of the visual elements by experts outside of the field of art--in biology, psychology, and in cultural studies, to name a few. As artists, we may work with color in an intuitive way, or more intellectually, each of us finding a way that suits us. There is no single correct system for using color. Our individual approach is linked to our own characters and personalities, and is often a strong aspect of our personal visual voice.
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.
September 6th, 2018 | 27 mins 14 secs
art, painting, rebecca crowell, series
Rebecca and Ross talk about important ways that working in series can enhance the creative process.
July 7th, 2018 | 37 mins 8 secs
art, art fairs, business, entrepreneurship, ginny herzog, painting, rebecca crowell, selling work
Rebecca Crowell interviews Minnesota artist Ginny Herzog, an independent, self supporting artist for over 35 years known for her unique architectural abstractions. She discusses her journey into the art world and how she conducts business as an artist, with a focus on high end art fairs.
June 9th, 2018 | 32 mins 50 secs
art life, lisa pressman, painting, rebecca crowell, teaching art
Rebecca Crowell talks with her good friend Lisa Pressman about painting, teaching, and what you learn from years of making art.
May 5th, 2018 | 32 mins 51 secs
art, brand, painting, personal voice, rebecca crowell, style
Rebecca and Ross discuss personal voice in painting, what it is and how to find it.
December 28th, 2017 | 42 mins 34 secs
abstract painting, abstraction, art, cold wax medium, galleries, painting
Our first episode! We introduce ourselves, and Rebecca shares some of her history and experience as a professional artist. This episode was recorded in August, 2017.