Digital Painting – A Tale of Digital Artist Bert Monroy and Me

A couple of weeks ago I attended a presentation by Digital Painter Bert Monroy. Bert wrote the first book I ever saw and used about computer art. It was a tips and tricks book for Photoshop 1.0! I loved that book. Bert demonstrated how to paint photo-realistically in Photoshop. I devoured every tutorial (how to …

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The Sad Fate of Professional Musicians in U.S. : Outsourced to London, Part III – On Treaties

I will be starting this post and updating it later. I have held off on writing more because there is someone I need to interview, and we have not been able to get in time sync to do so. Apparently there is a trade treaty the U.S. has that makes it illegal for London to undercut …

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The Sad Fate of Professional Musicians in U.S. : Outsourced to London, Part II – The Pay Model Connection

  In the last post, (Part 1) I talked about the loss of studio musician jobs in the U.S. to London as a result of the removal of music education from our schools, the lack of paying venues for musicians and the lack of practice time for musicians because they are so busy supporting themselves with …

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