Saturday, November 18, 2017

Holiday Painting SALE!


Peonies from my Garden Painting
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Use promo code HOLIDAYSALE for 25% off on all paintings from my website 
including commissions until December 2nd!

Friday, November 17, 2017

2017 Thanksgiving Givaway Painting!

Subscribe to Hirschten's Art Newsletter to Enter to Win this Painting
Every year I have my annual Thanksgiving Painting Giveaway.  This year one of my newsletter subscribers will win this framed original painting.  "The Rose" was featured in my online class "How to Paint a Rose."


How it works:  On November 24th I will be using a random number generator to select the winner from my list of subscribers. If you are a current subscriber to the newsletter you are already entered to win.

To increase your chances: Invite your friends and family to join the art newsletter. 

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Alchemy of Art Podcast Episode 50: Interview with Photographer Emily Schwank




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Today's episode features an interview with the artist, Emily Schwank.



Schwank is a professional photographer who specializes in portraits of people.  Her warm and natural style shows the authentic personality of her subjects.  Find out more about her work at:  https://raincliffsphotography.com/


On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

Monday, October 2, 2017

Alchemy of Art Podcast 49 Interview with Expressive Artist and Counselor Shelley Klammer


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Today's episode features an interview with the Expressive Artist and Counselor Shelley Klammer and the true story of Rorschach and the Inkblot Tests.  Shelley is a Registered Expressive Arts Educator/Consultant with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association.  She is also a Registered Counselor and Counseling Supervisor with the Association of Cooperative Counselors of Canada. 


Shelley has written 16 expressive arts e-courses and e-books available on her website: www.expressiveartworkshops.com



On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Alchemy of Art Podcast Episode 48 Interview with Dan Cooper



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Painter and Digital Artist Dan Cooper
www.cooperfineart.com

 

Today's episode features an interview with painter and digital artist Dan Cooper.  Dan attended Indiana University at Bloomington on an Evans Scholarship, is very involved in the Indianapolis art community, and currently teaches with the Indianapolis Art Center. Find out more about Dan's work at www.cooperfineart.com



On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com


Monday, August 7, 2017

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers!

Peonies from My Garden
Copyright 2017 Hirschten
Oil on Canvas
My obsession with flower paintings continues! 

Join my online painting class Flower Painting 101 to learn how to create your own paintings.


Pink Yarrow Flowers
Copyright 2017 Hirschten
Oil on Canvas
Chrysanthemum and Apple
Copyright 2017 Hirschten
Oil on Canvas

Geraniums
Copyright 2017 Hirschten
Oil on Canvas


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Alchemy of Art Podcast Episode 47 Interview with Tamara Laporte


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Tamara Laporte, Mixed Media Artist and Teacher at www.willowing.org



Today's episode features an interview with mixed media artist Tamara Laporte and the story of Frida Kahlo.


Laporte believes that the act of creating art can be a gateway into healing and personal growth – often, her art classes contain an element of self development as well as learning art techniques. She is deeply devoted to helping people get in touch with their creative fire.  Find out more about "Life Book" and her other amazing online classes at www.willowing.com.


On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Alchemy of Art Podcast Episode 46 Your Painting Journey


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Where are you on your artistic path and where are you going?  In this episode your host, Addie Hirschten, discusses how the reasons why we create can change over time.  She shares how her work has changed over the years and offers questions to help you articulate your own direction.  Using the story behind the hymn, Amazing Grace, as an example Hirschten urges artists to be flexible and ready to take new direction.


On the Alchemy of Art Podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Alchemy of Art Podcast Episode 45 Interview with Abstract Painter Lynette Melnyk



Available on iTunes


Today's episode features an interview with abstract painter Lynette Melnyk and the story of the Three Stone Cutters.  As an artist, Lynette’s abstract expressionist style is created from her interpretation of nature, dance and especially, music. The layers upon layers create a depth to the story. Her art is a powerful communicator and is intended to encourage emotions and conversations. Her goal is to engage and inspire viewers through the captivating flow of energetic movements, masterful color palettes and unexpected whimsy.


As a creative director, Lynette has been involved in artistic endeavors throughout her life, with formal education and experience in interior design, visual communication design, photography, painting and marketing. She owned and operated a successful design, marketing and corporate communications business for many years and continues to evolve the creative communication process through her art. Her extensive expertise in running a business allows her to coach emerging artists through the maze of starting a business.  Find out more at:  lynettemelnyk.com


On the Alchemy of Art podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com

Addie's new online painting classes can be found at www.alchemyofpainting.com!

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

New Alchemy of Painting Online Courses!

Enroll today for *FREE* on alchemyofpainting.com
Would you like to learn how to paint flowers?


Join the *FREE* online painting class "How to Paint a Rose" at www.alchemyofpainting.com!

Get to know me as an art instructor and honor the beauty of nature by creating your own floral painting today.



This course includes...
- a video demonstration with helpful commentary by the artist
- a step by step guide to create your painting from start to finish
- and a copyright free image for you to work from


Enroll today for free at alchemyofpainting.com





Monday, May 15, 2017

Alchemy of Art Podcast Episode 44 Interview with Kiala Givehand


Also available on iTunes

 
 
Today's episode features an interview with the Book Artist and Creative Business Coach, Kiala Givehand, and the Chinese folktale, The Story of Tanabata.

Kiala Givehand is a creativity and empowerment coach, poet/writer/editor, mixed media book artist, and workshop leader.  Givehand received an MFA in Creative Writing and Poetry from Mills College.  For more than 15 years she taught English and Language Arts at every level including college level Creative Writing, Humanites, and English Composition.


She now works with small groups of students, teachers, artists, writers, and creative entrepreneurs who want to identify their passions so they can embrace their gifts and talents through the empowered expression of their deepest desires.  She loves teaching and empowering others to live with intention.  Find out more at:  www.kialagivehand.com

 

On the Alchemy of Art Podcast we interview artists from a wide variety of mediums about their creative process and art philosophy.  Each episode includes folktales and true stories about artists to inspire you and keep you going.  Hosted by Addie Hirschten, a contemporary impressionist painter, art teacher, author and public speaker.  Find out more at www.azhirfineart.com.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Alchemy of Painting Book is available!!!!

Alchemy of Painting: Developing Your Style and Purpose
Pre-Order Book: The Alchemy of Painting

PRE-ORDER NOW AT 15% OFF!

Book Launch Date:  June 9th, 2017

Are you interested in developing your painting skills? Inspired by questions asked by her painting students, artist Addie Hirschten created this book to encourage your individual artistic journey. This how-to guide for painters both explains basic painting techniques and prompts you to develop your own artistic style.


Topics covered included painting materials, creating an art studio, steps to painting, developing your signature style, tricks of perspective, values, composition, color mixing, color harmony, the role art will play in your life and more!


The classic exercises in this book will help you develop your skills whether you wish to work abstractly or realistically. The many contributing artists share a wide variety to styles to inspire you. They include Trisha Adams, Charlene Brown, Elizabeth Chapman, Lynn Dunbar, Jessica Green, Sofiya Inger, Megan Jefferson, Dima Kroma, Pamela C. Newell, Leslie Saeta, Carrie Schmitt, and Randall David Tipton.


If you plan on attending the book launch party June 24th 2017 pick up your book then!  Send us a message and we will refund your shipping fee at the party.

Order Today!