Artist Interviews: Lizelle Struwig
 I wanted to try something new and inspiring in the blog this week. You all have heard plenty from me, so I’d love to give another artist the chance to share her story and her thoughts on art and the path of the artist! Please give a warm welcome to Lizelle Struwig, who’s based in South Africa and does amazing work across mediums, but mostly with oil paints. You may know Lizelle for her amazing art lessons she has done recently for our CBF Presents series. You can view one of her painting tutorials here. I really enjoy seeing not...
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The ColorByFeliks Mission
I am extremely blessed that you all have stuck with me over the years, and to anyone new: welcome! Thanks to your support, I’ve gone from dreaming of making art my living and not knowing where my next paycheck was going to come from, to being supported by a global community of passionate and encouraging artists and art lovers.  My wife Andrea and I have seen huge growth in our community and reach in that time, but our mission has never changed. I would like to use this week’s blog post to reaffirm what it is we stand for at...
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How to Get A Smooth Blend Using Acrylic Paints
Hello ColorByFeliks Community! If you’re familiar with my work, you’ll know that I love color, and specifically using blending to create interesting gradients and combinations of colors. Whether I’m painting clouds, water, sunsets, or abstract works, I love using blends of color to make things pop in an unexpected way. My acrylic blending technique is something that I came up with on my own years ago, and has served me ever since. I’d love to use this week’s blog to go into the story behind my technique and show you how it could help take your acrylic paintings to the...
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Mistakes and Victories (And a Free Art Business Ebook for You Guys)
Welcome back to the ColorByFeliks blog! Last time, I shared some stories from the early days of ColorByFeliks in the hopes that you could see the kinds of struggles and uncertainty Andrea and I had to navigate when starting the ColorByFeliks brand, and how important it is to stay true to your passion through the hard times. I was overwhelmed by the response that the last blog post received from all of you. I read all the comments and was deeply moved to hear how some of you related to our story. Turning your art into a living is a difficult...
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The ColorByFeliks Story
Hi Friends! Many of you have expressed curiosity over the years about the path I took as an artist. There are so many variables that make everyone's journey different -- media platforms are always changing, opportunities come and go, we all have different art styles that resonate with different audiences -- so there is no one path to success. There are, however, several principles I've learned through this long and crazy journey that just might resonate with you. With that in mind, I'd love to share my story. The Struggle Years Andrea and I spent the first few years of...
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