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Monday in Motivation – Taking steps to become a professional artist can be pretty scary, and for many artists, just the fear of failing keeps them from ever really trying in the first place. Tomorrow I’ll explain some practical methods for artists to get past that fear of failure and start working towards their goals.

Tuesday in Painting Tutorial – Dianne Mize has good compositional tutorial on the rule of thirds coming up this Tuesday. Among other things, she shows how to push the rule to its natural limits to create more exciting, dynamic paintings.

Wednesday in Featured Artists – Drop in to see the work of a Croatian-born artist living in Ireland who goes by the name Darko. As you’ll notice on Wednesday, his oil paintings match his name: moody, with expressive brushstrokes and surreal imagery.

Thursday in General Art Advice – Is it possible to achieve a nearly-traditional art education just by using free resources online? Rose Welty thinks so, and she’s working on a series of articles to explain how. Catch her first post on Thursday.

Friday in Art Opinion – Small-town artists take heart—Angela Fehr has 4 reasons why you don’t have to be a big city artist to be a successful one. I’m sure many of you will agree with her, too. :)

Last week’s articles on EmptyEasel:

Overcoming the Fear of Rejection: A Guide for Artists

How to Use Rabatment in Your Compositions

Whimsical Food Illustrations by Lisa Orgler

Vegan Art Supplies: Art Products Free of Animal Ingredients

When is a Painting Finished? (by Jo-Ann Sanborn)

And just to let you all know. . .

I’ve got several busy weeks coming up (I’m finishing a big project) so I’ll probably be publishing more reader-submitted articles than normal during the month of February.

Basically this means if you’d like to be a published author on EmptyEasel, now’s a great time to send something in. :) Please submit your article here or follow the next link to learn more about it.

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Monday in Motivation - Tomorrow I'll be wrapping up my series on fear by posting my fourth and final article: Overcoming the Fear of the Unknown. It's another good one for any amateur or hobby artists thinking about making the jump to professional.

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