love painting for cb2

lovestruck.  charlotte, north carolina artist kent youngstrom captures the raw complexity of love in this 3-d mixed media installation.

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design star casting

hgtv design star.  audition tape. because i can’t watch design shows without an eruption of frustration.   their new is my old.  fortunately – i only made it to the last group prior to selection – painting took off like wildfire and i’m in my happy place.  besides, are there really any design shows left – […]

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no one knows my name.

from artist and makers winter 2014 (pick up your copy at michael’s) I’m just a regular guy, nothing special—I just happen to be an artist. As an artist, I assumed I needed to be in a gallery for people to see my work.  Yet galleries seemed to shut me out and preferred my bio to […]

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are traditions holding you back?

traditions are great.  every other thanksgiving my crazy family gathers and we have our own olympic games.  everyone brings/ or creates their own quick game for the competition.  we spend 2 days competing, laughing, challenging judgments and overall having an “i don’t want this to end good time.”  we compete in everything from paper airplane […]

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today.

from cloth paper scissors blog i’m pretty quiet – most of the time. yet i’m capable of volcanic eruptions of energy and frenzied moments of eruption.  its just that i’m better with a brush than i am with words.  in many ways it can be hard for me to talk about my work – that’s […]

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fall in love.

with something other than your work.  single minded focus in great for a time.  but your brain needs a break. have or find something else to be passionate about.  find a regular activity to distract you. workout early…work out late. walk your dog…walk the neighbors dog. garden/plant/week/mow the grass. whatever it is.  love it.  nurture […]

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i don’t want to paint.

there are days (like today) when i don’t want to paint.  have no desire to paint. would rather sit, sleep, surf, waste away.  anything accept paint. guess what i have to do…paint. so i’ll  start slow.  warm up.  stretch.  paint something other than what’s due .  my mind and body will take over and do […]

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run the race.

wake up. get off the couch. work your backside off. be on time. surprise somebody. i’m often asked for advice by artists in various stages of their careers for advice on different ways to either get started or improve their sales or what type of techniques i am using.  for one i find this flattering […]

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