Turn Paintings Into Music Videos

Can you really turn a painting into a MUSIC VIDEO?  Yep...that's what I've been doing lately. WHY? You've always heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well beyond that, it follows that a movie is worth a thousand pictures (and more)! Also, making music videos of my paintings is another way to use my "composer chops", editing skills and

By |2017-12-20T18:09:44-04:00December 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|958 Comments

How ART Changed My Life

After decades of making music, I started my foray into the ART world in 2010. Some things remain the same. For instance, art-making is inconsistent as an occupation (even worse than music). I still need a minivan, to haul around paintings instead of musical equipment. I continue to reap the rewards of a creative life: satisfaction, fulfillment and Creation Elation. 

By |2017-11-07T19:18:03-04:00November 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1,114 Comments

The 5 Stages of Creation Elation

It is well documented that making ART is good for you. For instance, studies show that exercising our creativity can reduce stress, build self-esteem and help to create a healthy state of mind. More about that ahead, but.... This is a personal story about how creating ART (and music, too) fills me with a range of positive emotions. Among them are

By |2017-10-29T11:25:53-04:00October 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|111 Comments

The Grand Old Man of Abstract Art

  This is my blog, but I'm not old enough or grand enough for such a lofty title.  But THIS GUY is a heavyweight, grandmaster art genius....German artist, Gerhard Richter is the subject of this article. He is widely regarded as as the greatest living painter, yet many are not familiar with him or his work. I

By |2017-09-30T15:46:26-04:00September 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|140 Comments

What to Hang on Your Walls

There's a guy that lives just down the road named Les Wexner. The two of us are very much alike. We both spent some early years on the east side of Columbus. We both now live in New Albany Ohio. We both love art. We both have art hanging on our walls. We both are billionaires...oops! ..........OK, I'm not a billionare but

By |2017-09-23T18:39:18-04:00September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|2,097 Comments

The Cure for BWS (Blank Walls Syndrome)

Oh, the heartbreak of BWS!  This awful aesthetic affliction affects many of us. "Blank Walls Syndrome" is a very serious malady, but take heart. It can be treated and in some cases even cured! Now is the time to have a frank discussion about the causes, the symptoms and the treatments for this dreaded disorder.  History of BWS Prehistoric cave

By |2017-09-10T12:41:22-04:00September 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|123 Comments

3 Hot Painters to Watch

There are thousands of talented world-class artists. Like most people who pay attention to art, I have my favorites. Now that I have appointed myself the CHIEF CURATOR at Scott Steelman Studio, I can share some of those favorites with you. By HOT, I mean that they are rising quickly in stature and notoriety within the art world. They are fairly

By |2017-09-08T21:14:47-04:00September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1,117 Comments

Got the Blues? Try This…

The BLUES? ...No, I am not talking about depression here or "singing the blues". I'm discussing a cheerful subject: All those wonderful shades of blue in nature and in art. Coincidentally, my very first musical composition at age 13 was entitled "Shades of Blue". That was when I discovered the Blues Scale (which has some blue notes in it). Blue has

By |2017-08-27T11:06:18-04:00August 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1,898 Comments

New York State of Mind

Welcome to my Mind! ...my "New York State of Mind". NYC has been an important influence in my development as an artist. I'll explain a little about that and some current projects related to the "Big Apple".  Throughout history big cities have accelerated the growth of knowledge and culture. As cities blossomed into centers of trade, they also became a marketplace

By |2017-08-20T10:30:14-04:00August 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|129 Comments

How to Make ART From a Snapshot

That's me in the funny snapshot (age 14) Once upon a time (not so long ago) I got the urge to make ART. Probably because of watching numerous DVD's about art and artists. And why was I doing that, you ask? Well I needed something to watch as I began my new treadmill regimen. Luckily I live in a community

By |2017-08-13T11:13:53-04:00August 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|113 Comments
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