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Savvy Painter, hosted by Antrese Wood, offers a treasure trove of insights artists can't afford to miss. Visit https://savvypainter.com Antrese's teachings focus on nurturing a creative mindset and prioritizing mastery over perfection, making it a must-listen resource for artists worldwide.

Whether you're an emerging artist looking to hone your skills or an established pro seeking fresh perspectives, the show offers practical advice and inspiration

But the real magic happens when you apply Antrese's teachings in your own studio. Her guidance can help you unlock new levels of creativity and growth in your art. If you're serious about elevating your skills and mindset, join Growth Studio—a unique opportunity to work directly with Antrese and join an amazing community of like minded artists.

Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood Antrese Wood

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    • 4.8 • 829 Ratings

Savvy Painter, hosted by Antrese Wood, offers a treasure trove of insights artists can't afford to miss. Visit https://savvypainter.com Antrese's teachings focus on nurturing a creative mindset and prioritizing mastery over perfection, making it a must-listen resource for artists worldwide.

Whether you're an emerging artist looking to hone your skills or an established pro seeking fresh perspectives, the show offers practical advice and inspiration

But the real magic happens when you apply Antrese's teachings in your own studio. Her guidance can help you unlock new levels of creativity and growth in your art. If you're serious about elevating your skills and mindset, join Growth Studio—a unique opportunity to work directly with Antrese and join an amazing community of like minded artists.

    A Painter’s Palette: Erin Raedeke Discusses Color and Emotion Ep315

    A Painter’s Palette: Erin Raedeke Discusses Color and Emotion Ep315

    Let’s talk about color and process with Erin Raedeke. In this episode, Erin shares how she went from using timid neutral colors to canvases filled with bold hues in her sun filled still lifes. Her use of color seems to be a metaphor for her life. Erin is an accomplished painter known for her perceptual and observational work that recreates personal memories from childhood.
    Here are a few highlights from our chat:
    Personal Stories in Art: Erin's paintings are like pages from her life. She chooses objects from her Gen X childhood to re-examine the moments that impacted her as an adult.
    Fear and Fascination with Color: Erin’s relationship with color has evolved over time. Initially intimidated by the complexity of mixing and using bold colors, she now expresses her feelings powerfully with bold color choices.
    The Art of Still Lifes:  Erin creates still lifes that do more than just show objects. She uses them to tell deep stories, connecting objects to the narratives within everyday scenes.
    Creative Process and Curiosity: Erin's process is driven by curiosity and experimentation. Her approach involves setting up scenes from life and allowing her curiosity about colors and forms to guide the development of each piece. She doesn’t hesitate to completely change the painting if she has a better idea.
    Upcoming Solo Show Prep: Erin shares her preparations for an upcoming art show. She plans to use new ideas to explore her inner feelings and the world around her.
    This episode is perfect for anyone interested in how artists use their life experiences and emotions to create meaningful art. Join us to get inspired by Erin Raedeke's journey and her approach to painting.
    Full show notes here
     




     
     
    Connect with Erin:
    Instagram @erinraedeke
    erinraedeke.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    How to be a prolific painter (in 3 simple steps)

    How to be a prolific painter (in 3 simple steps)

    A lot of artists come to me wanting to know how to paint more.
    How to paint better.
    They want to be prolific painters.
    So in this episode, I walk you through how to become a prolific painter in three, very straightforward steps.
    If you’ve ever felt like you’re stuck or not achieving as much as you could, this episode is for you.
    Personally, I’m not a big fan of doing things just for the sake of doing them. I like to have a reason and a clear purpose. Of course, I paint because I like to paint but having a clear purpose keeps me centered when things get tough or I don’t “feel like painting.”
    I’d rather not leave painting up to my whims. It’s too important to me.
    Main Takeaways from this episode:
    The quality of your thoughts directly influences the quality of your paintings; mastering your mental landscape is key to improving your art.
    Being a prolific painter isn't just about quantity; it's about consistently creating meaningful and deliberate artwork.
    Aligning your emotions with your artistic goals enhances creativity and productivity, making the art-making process more fulfilling.
    Relentless Action: Painting success comes from consistent, purposeful action—setting clear goals, choosing desired emotions, and persisting through challenges.
    Developing a strategic approach to your art practice can transform your effectiveness as an artist, leading to more significant personal and professional growth.
     
    When you are ready for more, join Growth Studio, I’ll help you feel confident so you can make, show, and sell your artwork. Visit savvypainter.com/join. But for now, enjoy the episode!
     

    • 30 min
    Painting the Everyday: Amy Scherer’s Vision of Suburban Beauty - EP 313

    Painting the Everyday: Amy Scherer’s Vision of Suburban Beauty - EP 313

    Amy Scherer is a contemporary painter who works out of her home studio just outside of Seattle.
    In this episode, Amy and I talk about making art even when the people around you don't quite get what it is you do. Ever have any one come into your studio and ask - "Wait, where's the TV?" 🤦‍♀️ IYKYK, right?
    Amy lives in the suburbs and most of the people she's around just don't understand what she does, and that yes, there really is an actual artist living among them!
    For Amy, what helps her stay sane is teaching other artists how to paint. She absolutely loves the chance to geek out on art with other artists! It gives her the opportunity to share her ideas on color theory, composition, and all the nuances that make a great painting.
    So OF COURSE in our conversation, we geeked out on ALL THE THINGS:
    how to arrange subjects in a painting. why seeing the world as an artist matters. tips on how to manage time between making art and daily life. why making mistakes is important for growing as an artist. the challenges of being seen as a real artist when you live in the suburbs. being true to yourself in your art. how being kind and understanding can help people love art even more. how Amy keeps her passion for art alive. how she balances creativity with her other responsibilities. Hope you enjoy this episode! If you do, let me know your biggest takeaway at @savvypainterpodcast
    And while you're there, check out Amy's work: @A_Scherer_
     

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Feeling stuck in your painting practice? Try this.

    Feeling stuck in your painting practice? Try this.

    Ever felt like you're in a rut with your work?This week we I share practical strategies for boosting your creativity.
    In this episode, you'll learn three ways to make creative thinking part of your everyday practice. It's quick and easy but highly effective.
    The more you practice creativity, the more effortlessly it appears in your painting.
    We'll talk about how to think about other artists work so that it inspires unique ideas in your own (without copying their ideas). Letting your mind wander - yep DAYDREAMING is your best friend for creating unique ideas and tapping into your authenticity.
    Listen to this episode for some straightforward tips on revitalizing your artistic practice in a relaxed and simple way.

    • 24 min
    Afraid to show your paintings? Listen to this.

    Afraid to show your paintings? Listen to this.

    Getting your work out there is scary for a lot of artists. Sometimes it’s because we’re afraid no one will like it, but more often it's because we are so worried about whether or not the paintings will sell.
    That creates a ton of pressure.
    This episode is for you if you want to show your work but secretly resist taking actions to get it out there.
    I give you 3 ideas to make it easier:
    Showing your work makes you a better painter: you get to see how people react to your work. Art is communication, part of communication is listening to the response.
    Putting your art out there helps you find the people who will truly love and appreciate your unique voice. These are the collectors who will support you as an artist. Help them get to know you.
    Sharing your work, even if it’s scary (especially if its scary) boosts your confidence. The more you do it, the easier it gets ( I promise!)
    Start small, go slow until you build your confidence. Sales is just one of the byproducts you get when you purposefully practice sharing your work with other humans.
    @savvypainterpodcast
     

    • 21 min
    The 10 Most Important Lessons I've Learned As An Artist

    The 10 Most Important Lessons I've Learned As An Artist

    In this special episode of the Savvy Painter podcast, we're celebrating an incredible milestone: 10 years of being part of your art journey! Over the last decade, I've had the joy of connecting with so many amazing artists, sharing stories, struggles, and, most importantly, lessons. So, I thought, what better way to celebrate than to share my top 10 lessons from 10 years of Savvy Painter? These are the gems I've gathered from talking with hundreds of artists and diving deep into the art world. Let's dive in!
    What's on Your Canvas Reflects What's in Your Mind: The biggest game-changer for me was realizing how directly our thoughts shape our art. It's all about noticing how your feelings and thoughts come alive on your canvas through your brushstrokes. Be Intentional with Your Work and Time: Having a plan isn't just about avoiding distractions; it's about setting intentions for your art and focusing on them. Even something as simple as a sticky note with your goal can make a huge difference. Your Work Matters: Always remember that your art makes a difference. Even when doubts creep in, know that what you're creating has value, both to you and to the world. Perfection Isn't Good Enough: Chasing perfection can actually hold you back. Connect with people through your art instead of getting caught up in making every detail flawless. Be Selective About Who You Let into Your Studio: Not every voice deserves a say in your creative space. Keep out the negativity and focus on the positive influences that help you grow as an artist. The Four Stages of Your Practice: Embrace the cycle of making art, showing it, selling it, and then resting. Recognizing and honoring each stage is key to a fulfilling art practice. Community Is Key: Never underestimate the power of being part of a community of artists. It's comforting to know you're not alone in your artistic journey. Advocate for Your Work: Believing in your own art is the first step to getting others to believe in it too. Learn to talk about your work with confidence and love. Stay Out of Your Collectors' Wallets: Pricing your art isn't about guessing what others can afford; it's about valuing your work appropriately and letting the buyers decide for themselves. Love the Art and the Artist Who Creates It: This journey is all about love—loving the process, the creation, and, most importantly, yourself as the creator. Your art is a love letter to yourself, so cherish it and the person who brings it to life. Celebrating 10 years with you has been such an honor. Your stories, feedback, and the community we've built together have made Savvy Painter more than just a podcast; it's a shared space of inspiration and growth. Here's to many more years of painting, learning, and growing together.
    Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey!

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
829 Ratings

829 Ratings

NinaQueen ,

Inspirational

I devour every episode. This is an incredible podcast tailored to artists who are dedicated to growing their art practice. Thank you Antrese!

Ithacatransplant ,

Where’s the positive in it?

After listening to the episode, I found you to be your super positive self Antrese; however, Amy was super negative about so many things. Not at all speaking about how she tries to lift up her students, only talking about seemingly how bothered she was by her students that happened to be lawyers. Couldn’t she also talk about how she inspired students like you do? Maybe helped them to see that they could think of their work as good?

Thos7s ,

So glad you’re back, Antrese.

Welcome back. Hope your new space is everything you need. I had grown accustomed to your voice while working in my studio. Didn’t know how important your podcast was till it wasn’t. Really looking forward to more episodes.

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