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Self taught artist Michael Vires invites artists to find their own personal way in how to go about making pictures. Michael demystifies the so called secrets of creating art in order to affectively inspire artists in developing their own systematic way of constructing a picture. The Limited Palette also serves as enhancing the visual Art lovers viewing experience.


About the Author

Michael Vires
mvires Port Charlotte, Florida, Charlotte County
I was born in 1947, in Lexington, Kentucky. I have been making pictures with pencil, paint, and anything I could get my hands on, for as long as I can remember. My drawings as a six year old really looked no different than any child of that age. However, I continued drawing due to encouragement from my family. By the time I was in High School I was painting murals for the Board of Education in my hometown. I had my first one person show when I was 16. About the time I was 19 or so I decided I really needed to learn the craft of picture making. I'm still learning that craft. But over the years I learned a lot and have had many commissions, been wrote about, and won awards. Now at 60 I am discovering all that I have learned has brought me to the point finally where I am learning the things I truly always wondered about in the business of picture making. Now I just have to practice these things for the rest of my life.

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