Monday: Art is so subjective that it’s hard to make a judgment call sometimes—in fact, it’s gotten to the point where people look at art and say, “Someone must like it, so. . . it must be good art and I’ll learn to like it too.” I think there’s a better way, and on Monday I’ll explain why it’s important to express your own opinion, even if it’s not popular.
Tuesday: More reader-submitted artwork is coming up, this Tuesday! I added some additional requirements to the submission guidelines (they’re still simple) so take a look if you’d like to have your art reviewed on EmptyEasel.
Wednesday: Check back in to learn about the life and works of Francisco Goya (another Spanish court painter) whose art ranged widely from traditional portraits to political satire to horrifying visions he had in his later years.
Thursday: If pink is your favorite color, come on by this Thursday and read all about it in my latest color article. You might be surprised at what you find.
Friday: Want to make a little extra money when people buy your art from Imagekind or BoundlessGallery.com? Friday’s tutorial will show you how, and it might spark some other ideas as well.
Saturday: I really enjoy doing holiday-specific cartoons. . . Maybe for a few weeks I’ll lead up to the next big one here in the US with some July 4th cartoons.
Finally, my "big project" is finished! It’s been a crazy day with a lot going on, but foliotwist.com is finally live and online! Since I’ve kept it a complete secret up until launch, here’s a quick (mostly visual) overview of what it does. . .read more
Pink isn’t a primary, secondary, or tertiary color; instead it’s a tint of red, and doesn’t appear on the artist’s color wheel . Some pinks are highly saturated colors, drawing equally from magenta as well as red. What the color pink means to us psychologically: Pink is an energetic color wit. . . read more
Purple (or violet) is one of three secondary colors along with green and orange. Its traditional complementary color is yellow, which sits directly opposite it on the artist's color wheel. What purple means to us psychologically: Purple is an interesting color—we often use the word purple to . . . read more
I really try not to write about US politics here on EmptyEasel, first and foremost because this is an art website after all, and secondly, because about a third of my readers are outside the United States and likely won't care. But as I've been listening to political pundits talk about possib. . . read more
This post is part of EmptyEasel's "spread the holiday cheer" experiment, where we've simply invited everyone to share their three favorite artists or art websites. Here's what Jennie Rosenbaum had to say: "Here are the blogs that I have to read every day. 1. Hazel Dooney's blog . . . read more
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