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The Lightning Strike of Inspiration | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

Disruptor by Jim Klein “The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.” – Julia Cameron, teacher, artist, and author of The Artist's Way Many professional artists advise developing habits and disciplining [...]

A Floral Family Tradition | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

Shadow and Betsy's Garden “I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” - Claude Monet Nature, especially flowers, has always captured the [...]

Art and Legends in the Outback | One-on-One

“In some odd way that you don't understand and can't begin to articulate your feelings and acquaintance with it- a familiarity on an unfamiliar level. Somewhere in the deep sediment of your being some long-dormant [...]

Peripheral Art Discussions | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

“Every canvas is a journey all its own.” – Helen Frankenthaler, American abstract expressionist painter Abstract contemporary artist Jim Klein practices a unique and efficient painting technique you may not have heard of before: peripheral art. [...]

The First Art Sale | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - C.S. Lewis 1966 Rewind to 1966: before the age of smartphones, Facebook, and men on the moon, [...]

Experiencing Van Gogh | One-on-One

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?" ~ Vincent Van Gogh Tres Piedras Vincent Willem Van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is among the most influential [...]

3 Tips for Boosting Your Creativity

Everyone has creativity inside of them whether it’s writing, painting, drawing, making music... the list is endless. We all have some skill within that gives us joy. According to Harvard Medical School, creative activities can relieve stress, [...]

Creation During Quarantine | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

Pistachio Since March, the whole world has been under lockdown and in various stages of isolation. While in quarantine, many folks across the nation have picked up new hobbies and completed projects to [...]

‘Til the Cows Come Home | Behind the Canvas with Jim Klein

“All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow." ~ Grant DeVolson Wood, American painter Bosco Jondy Long-time readers will recall that contemporary [...]