Monday – Tomorrow I’ll be writing about blogging. More specifically, why EVERY artist should have a blog. I’ve written down several good reasons already and I’m aiming for ten—you won’t want to miss this article.
Tuesday – On Tuesday I’ll be looking at the life and works of Henri Matisse, a powerfully colorful painter who lived—and impacted art greatly—through the first half of the 20th century.
Wednesday – Speaking of color, this week’s featured artist uses bold color in a delightfully fun way, and so I just had to show some of her work this week. Check back in on Wednesday for the full story.
Thursday – There’s a new player in town when it comes to selling artist’s work online—so new in fact, that I thought I might as well do the neighborly thing and send some traffic their way. Who is it, you ask? I’ll let you know this Thursday along with a full review of their website.
Friday – I posted a tutorial several months ago on how to make stretcher bars to stretch your own canvas, and this week I decided to do a more thorough follow-up tutorial on the actual stretching part. If you’ve never stretched your own canvas, you might as well come back on Friday and learn how.
Saturday – Another art cartoon, coming up on Saturday. Have a funny idea? Send it in and I might use it for the weekly cartoon!
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
Earlier this week I mentioned that every Christmas I usually receive a few art-related gifts. I promised to post some of the things I was given, so here's the list. First, every artist needs always needs pencils, and I’m no exception. I got a package of very nice Derwent Graphic Pencils which . . . read more
Priming a canvas for oil painting isn't difficult, and it's not even necessary if you're using pre-primed store-bought canvases. But if you've made your own stretcher bars or even just stretched un-primed cotton canvas over store-bought stretcher bars then it's very important to use Acrylic Ge. . . read more
Today I'm going to take you through the process that I use to make my canvases. As I've mentioned in an earlier article on improving compositions, choosing the correct size and crop of your artwork is extremely important. If you're a painter, the only way to really do that is to stretch your o. . . read more
Several months ago I wrote about how to make your own stretcher bars for paintings, but only briefly talked about how to stretch canvas over them. Some people think stretching canvas is difficult, so they never try it—but today I'll take you through each step of the process so you can see how . . . read more
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