Oriental Influence on my Art

Oriental art juxtaposes power and harmony in a variety of ways. The calmness of the gestural lines has a sense that I am looking for following the tragic and emotionally intense end of the past year. 

I have chosen the Red Crown Crane for the first series.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these one of a kind original paintings on paper please contact me at Don@Donaldkolberg.com


Write About Art and You Can Shape Culture

Critics and Reviewers shape taste by telling us what they believe should be allowed to pass through their gates to the public as worthy art. But there is NO way that they can cover all the art that is being produced. Nor be correct in what they say all the time. Luckily there are blogs like studio critical with interview postings by Valerie Brennan that go a long way toward providing connections to artists we should know. And yes quite a few others, but not nearly enough. The reason I say this is because in your town there is very little written about the arts. By your town I mean any town that is not a major city. So go ahead and start writing. The more you write the better you get at it and the more involved in the arts you become. Very quickly people will seek you out when the local art association has a new show or when some local celebration is held. You will be the one that influencing culture in new and important ways. So get out there and write! And if you really aren’t sure about how to start here are a few tips; Walk through the exhibit to get a feel for how its arranged Does something stand out, select 3 or 4 pieces that you are drawn to that you like, it’s easier to write about something you like at first then not. Take pictures (ask permission) then SIT DOWN and write notes. You won’t remember what you were thinking when you get home. Besides it looks cool sitting there writing. If the artist or Curator is there, talk to them about what the show represents, where the title came from, what inspired the art. One important thing is to make sure you have everything spelled correctly. Take the time to get the titles, sizes, mediums and artist names right!


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Something new for me…4 x 6 inch Mail Art.

 Mail art is a worldwide cultural movement that began in the early 1960s and involves sending visual art (but also music, sound art, poetry) through the international postal system. It has been said that many artists felt the commercial system of galleries needed a shot in the arm due to what was perceived as  corruption. And while this actually did little to influence the galleries of the time, it did provide for the development of an alternative culture that thrives today.

I have created these and I am sending them out. There is no obligation to do anything other than enjoy the piece. If you are an artist and want to send a piece back that would be great. If you want to be included when I send them, send your address to me at dskolberg@gmail.com If you need my mailing address, email me and I’ll send it along to you.


2nd Look



She’s Relaxing



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Landscape Painters

Many upcoming artists seem to think that it is just ok to copy other artists works and concepts. Although artists do not “own” concepts, among the artists community this is definitely not what artists do. Artists work very hard to come up with …
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A Collective of World-wide self representing DAILY PAINTERS. All types of art work are being … I am raising cash for vacation so I will be adding one of my daily paintings to my ebay auction every day or so. To bid on the companion piece for …
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Daily Painters Rhode Island · They Fly Through The Air by Susan Medyn. 1 day ago. Daily Painters of Oregon – Contemporary Fine Art International · “Ice Fields,” contemporary landscape painting by Carolee Clark, Philomath, Oregon …
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Daily Painting States & Sites. Daily Painters of Arizona · Miami Beach Contemporary Landscape Paintings by Arizona Artist Amy Whitehouse. 45 minutes ago. Daily Painters Of Alabama · RED AND WHITE ROW BOAT BY ELIZABETH …
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Endangered Species and the ARTCORE Newsletter

The June/July issue of ARTCORE is now available FREE AS ALWAYS at ARTCORE
This issues Featured Interview is with Rick Cannizzaro
“I have been creating art ever since I can remember, back to when I was a little child. That joy, the memory of a child creating a picture still inspires me today.”
Read the entire interview here

Articles included
Speaking the “Lingo” of Oil Painting Artists
Being able to speak the language of the arts can be helpful if you are ever want to commission a painting and need to converse with the artist. The artist will also find the following definitions beneficial in expanding their fine art vocabulary.

The Pastel Painting Process
Pastels are one of the purest and richest forms of art mediums. They have more pigment and less binder than any other medium. As any pastelist will tell you, it is almost like painting with pure, unadulterated color.

Paul Gauguin – An Art Movement Founder
Post-Impressionist artist Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin was known for his color experimentations.
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And as always look for free Art Books, downloads, art contests, answers to your questions,
and a whole lot more.

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