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  Painting in a Fog - Perspectives No. 304
  Passive Aggressive Art - Perspectives No. 303
  Ebb and Flow - Perspectives No. 302
  Endowment - Perspectives No. 301
  The Blue Shift - Perspectives No. 300
  The Rise of the Synthetic Weasel - Perspectives No. 299
  Creativity Stew - Perspectives No. 298
  Les Camoufleurs - Perspectives No. 297
  A Mountain of Canvases - Perspectives No. 296
  To Nourish the Roots of Our Culture - Perspectives No. 295
  Christmas Presence - Perspectives No. 294
  Beware the Portrait - Perspectives No. 293
  Art Belongs to Everyone - Perspectives No. 292
  From the Heart - Perspectives No. 291
  Ancient Trees and Ancient Words - Perspectives No. 290
  Ernest Blumenschein - Perspectives No. 289
  Turning over the Leaves - Perspectives No. 288
  A Giant in the Field - Perspectives No. 287
  Butterfly Vision - Perspectives No. 286
  Excess Baggage - Perspectives No. 285
  What's a Yupo? - Perspectives No. 284
  The Royal Tour Artist - Perspectives No. 283
  Keep Painting - Perspectives No. 282
  Cosmic Latte - Perspectives No. 281
  The Art of Seeing - Part III - Perspectives No. 280
  A Forgotten Impressionist - Perspectives No. 279
  A Chair with Your Name on It - Perspectives No. 278
  The Spirit of Art - Perspectives No. 277
  Hidden Treasures - Perspectives No. 276
  The Island of the Colorblind - Perspectives No. 275
  The Eye of the Beholder - Perspectives No. 274
  Another Signpost - Perspectives No. 273
  The Return of the Prodigal Color - Perspectives No. 272
  Getting a Grip - Perspectives No. 271
  The Artist's Eyes -- Perspectives No. 270
  A Master of Watercolor - Perspectives No. 269
  Glowing Lanterns - Perspectives No. 268
  Where's the Money - Perspectives No. 267
  The Devil in the Details - Perspectives No. 266
  The Creative Thinker - Perspectives No. 265
  Drawing on Love - Perspectives No. 264
  The Big Picture - Perspectives No. 263
  A Christmas Card - Perspectives No. 262
  Turner's Mysterious Yellow - Perspectives No. 261
  A Blessing and a Curse - Perspectives No. 260
  Glowing Embers - Perspectives No. 259
  Marie Bracquemond - Perspectives No. 258
  Patience in Cobalt - Perspectives No. 257
  Color Chameleon - Perspectives No. 256
  The Higher Ground - Perspectives No. 255
  Color Mixing II - Perspectives No. 254
  The Philosopher's Camp - Perspectives No. 253
  Yours Sincerely, John S. Sargent - Perspectives No. 252
  The Color Organ Revealed - Perspectives No. 251
  Blue Skies - Perspectives No. 250
  A Painted Life - Perspectives No. 249
  Official Love - Perspectives No. 248
  Color Mixing - Perspectives No. 247
  The Color of Sound - Perspectives No. 246
  Using a Camera for Painting Reference - Perspectives No. 245
  The Secret Life of Color - Perspectives No. 244
  To Catch a Thief - Perspectives No. 243
  Working Among Flowers - Perspectives No. 242
  The Lady in Gold - Perspectives No. 241
  On Beauty - Perspectives No. 240
  The Off Switch - Perspectives No. 239
  Bounce Light - Perspectives No. 238
  A Good Read - Perspectives No. 237
  The Power of Two - Perspectives No. 236
  Just Tell Me What You Saw - Perspectives No. 235
  Spring Fever - Perspectives No. 234
  Mind Over What Matters - Perspectives No. 233
  Stick or Ball - Perspectives No. 232
  Creative Insomnia - Perspectives No. 231
  Let There Be Light - Perspectives No. 230
  Keeping the Channel Open - Perspectives No. 229
  The Talented Dawson Dawson-Watson - Perspectives No. 228
  Creative Failure - Perspectives No. 227
  Solitude - Perspectives No. 226
  The Artist's Road - Perspectives No. 225
  America Today - Perspectives No. 224
  Stardust - Perspectives No. 223
  Trompe L'Oeil - Perspectives No. 222
  Get Out for a Change - Perspectives No. 221
  Getting Started - Perspectives No. 220
  Old Dog, New Trick - Perspectives No. 219
  Intuition - Perspectives No. 218
  Painting Christmas - Perspectives No. 217
  Reaching Out - Perspectives No. 216
  Color String Theory - Perspectives No. 215
  Art of the Positive - Perspectives No. 214
  Thanksgiving - Perspectives No. 213
  The Artist's Brain - Perspectives No. 212
  What is Art For? - Perspectives No. 211
  Close to Home - Perspectives No. 210
  The Creative Impulse - Perspectives No. 209
  Van Gogh's Xanthopsia - Perspectives No. 208
  The Savannah Hypothesis - Perspectives No. 207
  Leaving Clues - Perspectives No. 206
  Granulation - Perspectives No. 205
  Tales from the Road - Perspectives No. 204
  Art Lives in Wyoming - Perspectives No. 203
  A Beautiful Obsession - Perspectives No. 202
  All by Myself - Perspectives No. 201
  Plumbing the Depths - Perspectives No. 200
  Doubt of a Shadow - Perspectives No. 199
  Life on the Edge - Perspectives No. 198
  That Eureka Moment - Perspectives No. 197
  The Trailblazer - Perspectives No. 196
  The Three Amigos - Perspectives No. 195
  Signposts - Perspectives No. 194
  Vedauwoo - woo - Perspectives No. 193
  Don't Tear Your Hair Out - Perspectives No. 192
  A Perfect World - Perspectives No. 191
  Emergency - Perspectives No. 190
  Tiffany the Painter - Perspectives No. 189
  A Life in Art - Perspectives No. 188
  A Joy Ride in a Paint Box - Perspectives No. 187
  Evolution - Perspectives No. 186
  Exploring the Lyrical - Perspectives No. 185
  The 9 by 5 Impressionism Exhibition - Perspectives No. 184
  Keeping in Mind - Perspectives No. 183
  No Substitute for Hard Work - Perspectives No. 182
  The Root of All Art - Perspectives No.181
  Start a Little Fire - Perspectives No. 180
  The Hero's Journey - Perspectives No. 179
  Only Human - Perspectives No. 178
  Spring Equinox - Perspectives No. 177
  Spinning Straw into Gold - Perspectives No. 176
  Seeking the Royal Road - Perspectives No. 175
  Now You See It - Now You Don't - Perspectives No. 174
  It's Personal - Perspectives No. 173
  A Nation's Purpose - Perspectives No. 172
  A Moveable Feast - Perspectives No. 171
  In the Shadow of a Giant - Perspectives No. 170
  You Have To Be There - Perspectives No. 169
  Passing it Forward - Perspectives No. 168
  No Time Like the Present - Perspectives No. 167
  The Symbiotic Relationship Between Music and Art - Perspectives No. 166
  Winter Beauty: A Christmas Card of Art - Perspectives No. 165
  The Best Advice - Perspectives No. 164
  It's About Time - Perspectives No. 163
  The Light of the Moon - Perspectives No. 162
  Gratefully - Perspectives No. 161
  Anders Zorn - Perspectives No. 160
  Open Letter for All Artists by Joe Paquet - Perspectives No 159
  Taking It to the Streets - Perspectives No. 158
  Art-o-ween - Perspectives No. 157
  Paper vs. Pixels - Perspectives No. 156
  Is Seeing Really Believing? - Perspectives No. 155
  Full Circle - Perspectives No. 154
  The Art of Seeing Part IV: Visual Memory - Perspectives No. 153
  Painting Through Thick and Thin - Perspectives No. 152
  The Cart Before the Horse? - Perspectives No. 151
  Van Gogh's Yellow - Perspectives No. 150
  Genuine Fakes - Perspectives No. 149
  Diamond Season - Perspectives No. 148
  The Whole Enchilada - Perspectives No. 147
  The Famous Artists School - Perspectives No. 146
  The Biggest Art Theft in American History - Perspectives No. 145
  The Secret of Success - John Singer Sargent's Method - Perspectives No. 144
  Power to the Artists - Perspectives No. 143
  The Feeling of Light - Perspectives No. 142
  Scouting - Perspectives No. 141
  Sargent's Great Murals - Perspectives No. 140
  The Garden as Art - Perspectives No. 139
  Upon Reflection - Perspectives No. 138
  Visionary Genius - Perspectives No. 137
  Exceptionally Cool Tools - Perspectives No. 136
  The Nature of Painting - Perspectives No. 135
  Slow Art - Perspectives No. 134
  Point of View - Perspectives No. 133
  The Phoenix - Perspectives No. 132
  Art in the Gardens - Perspectives No. 131
  The Art of Weather - Perspectives No. 130
  Be Careful Out There! - Perspectives No. 129
  Tomato, Tomahto - Perspectives No. 128
  Plein Air Painting on the Mighty Mississippi - Perspectives No. 127
  Who Needs Artists Anyway? - Perspectives No. 126
  Painting in the Urban Landscape - Perspectives No. 125
  Abandoning Our Values - Perspectives No. 124
  What's Sfumato with You? - Perspectives No. 123
  The Color of Snow - Perspectives No. 122
  The Beauty Formula - Perspectives No. 121
  Studio Dogs - Perspectives No. 120
  Diamonds in Our Own Backyards - Perspectives No. 119
  When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Go Painting - Perspectives No. 118
  An Exquisite Balance - Perspectives No. 117
  Interconnectedness - Perspectives No. 116
  Black is the New Green - Perspectives No. 115
  A Little Good News - Perspectives No. 114
  The Eyes Have It - Perspectives No. 113
  A Cure for the Common Cold - Perspectives No. 112
  Fog and Mist - Perspectives No. 111
  Long Live the Explorer - Perspectives No. 110
  Nature's Truth - Perspectives No. 109
  Stairways to Heaven - Perspectives No. 108
  Dark Shadows - Perspectives No. 107
  Inspiration - Perspectives No. 106
  The New Paradigm - Perspectives No. 105
  Power to the Pencil - Perspectives No. 104
  The Master of Moonlight - Perspectives No. 103
  I Robot, Who You? - Perspectives No. 102
  Plein Air Painting in the Wild West - Perspectives No. 101
  A 360-Degree View - Perspectives No. 100
  Do You Have Super-Vision - Perspectives No. 99
  Black is Beautiful - Perspectives No. 98
  The Purkinje Effect - Perspectives No. 97
  See the Forest - Perspectives No. 96
  Sharpen Your Color Sense - Perspectives No. 95
  The Race to the Finish - Perspectives No. 94
  Black and Blue - Perspectives No. 93
  Beast of Burden? - Perspectives No. 92
  Dangerous Art - Perspectives No. 91
  Tree of Life - Perspectives No. 90
  May I? - Perspectives No. 89
  Turquoise! - Perspectives No. 88
  Be Hip or Hippocampus - Perspectives No. 87
  Hit the Right Values Every Time - Perspectives No. 86
  The Traveler's Dilemma - Perspectives No. 85
  A Path for the Eye - Perspectives No. 84
  Nocturnes - Perspectives No. 83
  Aha! - Perspectives No.82
  Use It or Lose It - Perspectives No. 81
  Attitude is Everything - Perspectives No. 80
  Distance - Perspectives No. 79
  The Faraway - Perspectives No. 78
  Iris and Peony Paintings of the Masters - Perspectives No. 77
  Perception - Perspectives No. 76
  An Intimate Glimpse - Perspectives No 75
  On Fire - Perspectives No. 74
  That Time of Year - Perspectives No. 73
  The Fugitive - Perspectives No. 72
  Cataclysmic Art - Perspectives No. 71
  Edwin Henry Landseer - Perspectives No. 70
  Creativity - Perspectives No. 69
  Les Trois Grandes Dames - Perspectives No. 68
  Is White a Color? - Perspectives No. 67
  Painting Your Life - Perspectives No. 66
  Training the Wild Child - Perspectives No. 65
  A Fatal Mistake - Perspectives No. 64
  A Secret Place - Perspectives No. 63
  The Cosmic Dance - Perspectives No. 62
  Still Life - Perspectives No. 61
  The Dance - Perspectives No. 60
  Getting Blue - Perspectives No. 59
  Why Collect Art? - Perspectives No. 58
  Picturing Charleston - Perspectives No. 57
  Brunelleschi’s Greatest Invention - Perspectives No. 56
  The Lost Art - Perspectives No. 55
 
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