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This podcast was created to encourage other artists to continue to create. If you’re making art out of passion for the creative journey, whether it’s your full time career, a side-gig, or a hobby, you are an artist and you have people. I would be honored to count myself among them.

Passionate Painter Podcast Caroline

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    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

This podcast was created to encourage other artists to continue to create. If you’re making art out of passion for the creative journey, whether it’s your full time career, a side-gig, or a hobby, you are an artist and you have people. I would be honored to count myself among them.

    Creating Your Own Art Opportunities with G.J. Gillespie - Part 2

    Creating Your Own Art Opportunities with G.J. Gillespie - Part 2

    Welcome to part 2 of my interview with G.J. Gillespie.

    In this episode we discuss ways to improve your art, pricing your art, his art supply business, his company's Trusted Creator program, and his best advice for artists seeking exposure for their art. And don't forget, you can watch the full video of this interview, see examples of Gary's work, and get links to everything we discuss in the interview at passionatepainterpodcast.com/episode98.

    If you haven't yet listened to part 1, I recommend listening to that first, to hear Gary's bio and our discussion on getting published in journals and other tactics Gary uses to get exposure for his art. We also talk about his creative process as well as his creative voice. It's available now at  passionatepainterpodcast.com/episode97.

    • 39 min
    Creating Your Own Art Opportunities with G.J. Gillespie - Part 1

    Creating Your Own Art Opportunities with G.J. Gillespie - Part 1

    Welcome to my interview with G.J. Gillespie.

    Having been published in over 90 publications, this is one prolific artist. The interview ran over an hour, so I've broken it into two parts for listening convenience. Check out part 1 for Gary's bio and discussion on getting published in journals and other tactics Gary uses to gain exposure for his art. We also talk about his creative process as well as his creative voice. And don't forget to check out the show notes for this episode to see the full video of the interview, examples of Gary's work, and to get all the links mentioned in our conversation. The show notes for part one can be found at passionatepainterpodcast.com/episode97.

    Check out part 2 for our discussion on the ways to improve your art, pricing your art, his art supply business, his company's Trusted Creator program, and his best advice for artists seeking exposure for their art.
    Part 2 is available now at passionatepaitnerpodcast.com/episode98.

    • 36 min
    How to Oil Paint without Solvents Demonstration

    How to Oil Paint without Solvents Demonstration

    This demo on how I paint using marble dust mixed into linseed oil instead of using solvents is for my listeners who've asked to see a demonstration after watching my interview with internationally acclaimed artist and author Kimberly Brooks in Passionate Painter Podcast episodes 70 and 71.

    Kimberly is the author of The New Oil Painting: Your Essential Guide to Materials and Safe Practices. Her book is a how-to on clearing out your studio of dangerous toxins, with tons of useful advice.

    I've been painting with minimal use of gambol solvent since reading the book, and I'm pleased with the results. The only time I use it these days is if I need to give my brushes a cleaning swoosh before their final wipe when I'm done with my painting session, and I'm phasing out even these brief instances as well.

    After posting 70 and 71, I was surprised that my interview with Kimberly generated so much controversial buzz. Many questions about whether using marble dust is in fact less safe than using solvent.

    For myself, I am comfortable using it, and this demo will show you how I use it in what I consider a safe manner. That said, I recommend Kim's book for a thorough explanation of the process. You can also reach out directly to Kim with questions through the contact page of her website at https://www.kimberlybrooks.com/about/contact

    Now before we get started, disclaimer:
    I am not an expert on the use of marble dust and linseed oil as a substitute for solvents. I am showing you how I personally use them and the precautions I take because you, my listeners are asking for a demo.

    I am not a hazardous materials expert and cannot tell you that marble dust is 100% safe. You should be careful not to stir the dust into the air where you may breathe it in, as it is not safe to inhale.

    This video is purely for informational and entertainment purposes, to provide some recommendations on keeping its use as safe as possible.

    As we get started please note that I am wearing an N95 face mask, just as a precaution, and you will see I am careful not to stir up the dust or use it in large quantities.

    I am also wearing gloves, as I always do. This is unrelated to using marble dust, however, it is because I am keeping my hands away from the paint, which is likely to trigger a reaction on my skin due to allergies.

    In addition to the mask, I do keep an air purifier in my studio to help keep the air as clean and safe as possible. My model is a wind PlasmaWave 5500-2 with HEPA Filter, designed to Reduce VOCs or volatile organic compounds, such as solvents, as well as to catch airborne particles. I got mine at winixamerica.com, which I'll link to in the show notes. This is not an affiliate link — I am simply sharing my satisfaction with this product. You can also purchase them from amazon.com and other online marketplaces.

    Having this filter doesn't mean I can be careless in stirring up stone dust or leaving solvents uncovered. I am still cautious with both whenever I use them, and I do recommend this type of air purifier when in a studio in which VOCs and/or stone dust or other particles you won't want to breathe are present.

    Read the complete transcription of this video at passionatepainterpodcast.com/episode96

    Until Next time,
    Go make something.

    #passionatepainterpodcast
    #kimberlybrooks
    #solventfreeoilpainting

    • 11 min
    Let Your Creative Light Shine with Rachel Druckenmiller – Part 2

    Let Your Creative Light Shine with Rachel Druckenmiller – Part 2

    Welcome to part 2 of my interview in progress with Rachel Druckenmiller. She's a singer and founder of Unmuted, the platform through which she encourages people to stop hiding their dreams and step into the light.

    If you haven't yet listened to part 1, you might want to go back to that first, to hear Rachel's bio, and lots of inspiring advice.
    As you know, this podcast focuses on visual artists, specifically those in the fine art realm. As I mentioned at the beginning of the video, I've brought Rachel — both a singer and motivational speaker — to you to share her message of encouragement and inspiration to build your confidence as a creative and pursue your dreams in spite of roadblocks and fear. Her message is one we can all benefit from, and the fact that she sings during parts of this interview makes it even more magical. Enjoy.


    Since the interview ran to an hour, I've broken it into two parts for listening convenience. Part 1 is available now at passionatepainterpodcast.com/episode94.
    #passionatepainterpodcast
    #racheldruckenmiller
    #unmuted

    • 33 min
    Let Your Creative Light Shine with Rachel Druckenmiller – Part 1

    Let Your Creative Light Shine with Rachel Druckenmiller – Part 1

    Welcome to my interview with Rachel Druckenmiller. She's a singer and founder of Unmuted, the platform through which she encourages people to stop hiding their dreams and step into the light.
    As you know, this podcast focuses on visual artists, specifically those in the fine art realm. As I mentioned at the beginning of the video, I've brought Rachel — both a singer and motivational speaker — to you to share her message of encouragement and inspiration to build your confidence as a creative and pursue your dreams in spite of roadblocks and fear. Her message is one we can all benefit from, and the fact that she sings during parts of this interview makes it even more magical. Enjoy.
    Since the interview ran to an hour, I've broken it into two parts for listening convenience. Part 2 is available now at passionatepainterpodcast.com/episode95.
    #passionatepainterpodcast
    #racheldruckenmiller
    #unmuted

    • 35 min
    0093-Become a Fearless Artist with Lisa Daly Kangas - Part 2

    0093-Become a Fearless Artist with Lisa Daly Kangas - Part 2

    Welcome back to my interview in progress with American painter Lisa Daly Kansas. Please note there's a point in the interview that I jump off the mic to quickly grab something to show Lisa in our Zoom call. For those of you listening in audio-only format, it's a framed photo of two paper checks I received in the mail. You'll understand the rest when you hear it.

    That said, don't forget the full video of this interview can be seen on the show notes page for either episode at passionaterpainterpodcast.com.

    And if you haven't yet listened to part 1, you might want to go back and listen to that first to hear Lisa's bio and learn about her origin as an artist, how she began selling her work, her social media strategy, and advice on art fairs.

    You can find it at passionatepainterpodcast.com/episode92.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
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18 Ratings

Cece LA ,

Excellent podcast!

I thought I submitted a review a long time ago. This podcast is so enriching. I love Caroline’s questions and how thoughtful and prepared she is for each interview. Especially loved her interviews with Maria and Drew Brophy. I enjoyed being a guest on Caroline’s podcast and fingers-crossed she’ll be on mine too. Highly recommend for anyone who is a passionate painter or creative. Whether you’re a full-time artist or art dabbler, you will not be disappointed! Lots of great value here.

Clarissa Castillo-Ramsey, PsyD
Host, Painting Your Path podcast

LDK9000 ,

Great painter podcast

Great interviews. Great information. Great people. Great podcasts.
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M. Shasha ,

Caroline comes prepared!

Visiting with Caroline was a real treat. She has a broad range of interests, and it was easy to open up to her. and she has real enthusiasm and curiosity about everything related to painting - true passion. I look forward to coming back to these shows and learning from other artists who share this creative journey.

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