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Chris Cozen, Artist
Pasadena, CA
Mixed Media Artist, Author, and Teacher, Certified Working Artist, Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
Interests: Anything and everything related to Acrylic painting, art, and color.
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Jill, your story touches me. Thank you for sharing it. Just remember that making those mistakes is a GOOD thing! All the best.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2014 on Pushing the process... at Artful Thinking
Bring it along! I love them too.
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I make a habit of walking away from things from time to time. Abandoning overused techniques, retiring favorite stencils and stashing them away. When I think about it, this is a good thing. Leaving some things behind but not totally allows us to one day re-discover them in a new... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Artful Thinking
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I've been too comfortable in my process for awhile now. In fact, I got to the point where I automatically started approaching every canvas in exactly the same way. I always ask myself the same question: Should I continue with developing a particular genre of painting associated with myself or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Artful Thinking
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I have been hopping about a lot lately both figuratively and physically! Over the last few weeks I have been dealing with knee issues due to my arthritis being out of control and truly have been hopping about or hobbling from place to place. No fun at all. So I'm... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at Artful Thinking
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I have been hopping about a lot lately both figuratively and physically! Over the last few weeks I have been dealing with knee issues due to my arthritis being out of control and truly have been hopping about or hobbling from place to place. No fun at all. So I'm... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at Artful Thinking
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April always brings my beautiful garden and my birthday! Julie and I decided that we would have an amazing Online Workshop sale to celebrate our birthdays (her's is in two weeks!). So from April 25 through May 13 all of the workshops that we teach together are on sale for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Artful Thinking
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Victoria, If you are using acrylics on Yupo there is no need of a fixative. They are permanent.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2014 on Playing with color... at Artful Thinking
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There is such exuberance in this piece done on Yupo using both High Flow Acrylics and Fluid acrylics from Golden Artist Colors, Inc. When I go to the studio and I need to unwind these are the products I reach for these days. The Yupo surface is smooth and non-absorbent... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Artful Thinking
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Thanks so much!
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It's been a banner year for stencils and I'm enjoying the opportunity to play with the new designs coming my way from Artistcellar.com. Lisa and Michael are releasing more wonderful designs this month named Quasicrystals in a set of four individual stencils: Penrose, Fibo,Infra, & Quasi. Naturally you can purchase... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at Artful Thinking
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I've had so much fun playing with some new stencils from Artistcellar.com over the last couple of weeks. This new stencil set is called "Sacred Hearts" and typically would not be something I might pick up to work with in my usual style. As you already know, I'm usually into... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Artful Thinking
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It is spring and the world is awakening in all shades of green. I love green. I think of it as magical and life-affirming. When I was a small child and my only art materials were crayons and a coloring book I would co,or all the page with other colors... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Artful Thinking
Hi Marisa, I'm sorry to say this has already been sold. Thank you so much for your interest in my work.
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2014 on Here's to tenacity... at Artful Thinking
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Lately I seem to be painting a lot of landscapes. There is something quite expansive about a horizon line that develops across the canvas, allowing me to reach far beyond where I can see from where I stand. Rarely are these compositions based on someplace real. Mostly they are an... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Artful Thinking
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I am often asked "how do you begin a painting?" I think it is time to offer an answer. My first decision is always about what surface I am going to paint upon. Why? Because different surfaces call for different products or techniques. Yes, it is true that you can... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Artful Thinking
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It's nearing the end of another year. 2013 has been amazing all around. The success of our book Acrylic Solutions and the DVD's that pair with it has been energizing, along with the fun project of designing stencils with Artistcellar. I've done more than my share of teaching this year... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2013 at Artful Thinking
Linda, You are the winner! Will see that your stencils are sent soon!.
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She stood with her back to the sun...12/2013 GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCED 12/24/13! I am ALWAYS happy to receive new stencils in the mail to work with. When I first opened Jill Berry's new designs I will have to say I was not only happy, but very inspired. I love text and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at Artful Thinking
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I'm part of an international artful adventure called "Soul Food" which launches in December. I was asked to participate many months ago and it has been a work in process for all the particpants. The very nature of the title compelled me to participate for a number of reasons. First... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2013 at Artful Thinking
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You all already know how I love stencils and that I use them a lot. I've loved stencils for a very long time and it is such a pleasure to see wonderful designs popping up almost daily. Artistcellar has released a new set that is delightfully whimsical and it arrived... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at Artful Thinking
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Of all the thousands of pictures I took when we spent a month in Italy recently, I chose this one to talk about today. Why? This small patch of wall was found in a hill city in Tuscany and is a testimony to the tradition of reusing and reinventing. Found... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at Artful Thinking
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For the last few weeks I've been taking a hard look at some of my old work to determine just what is really worth saving and what needs to move on or move out. It might have something to do with the time of the year. We are approaching the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2013 at Artful Thinking
Drusilla! I love your work. I think your linocuts are amazing and your color sense is very like mine. Thanks for posting!
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2013 on A little bit of magic... at Artful Thinking