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I’ve finished moving (finally!) but I’ll still be taking Monday off for this 4th of July weekend. If you’re here in the US or celebrating abroad, I hope you have a great, safe, Independence Day. :)

Tuesday in Video Tutorials – Ann Baldwin will demonstrate a few very simple techniques for creating texture in your paintings or collages. Among other things, she uses stencils, gel, and paste for some fantastic results.

Wednesday in Featured Artists – Corbin Hollis Choate creates acrylic paintings that visually resemble crisp, clean, digital artwork—but his subject matter is from another era entirely. Drop in on Wednesday to see exactly what I mean.

Thursday in Art Marketing Tips – I love seeing little touches of personalization that many artists bring to their art blogs. If you’ve got a blog of your own, Alyice Edrich has a great tutorial lined up for Thursday that explains how to add a touch of flair to your comments section.

Friday in Art Opinion – Here’s a tough question. . . and think about it honestly: why would someone (who you don’t know) ever want to buy your original artwork? Got an answer? Well, this Friday Daniel Walters will share his thoughts on the subject. Come back then and see if you agree or disagree.

Last week’s articles on EmptyEasel:

Daniel Peci: Expressive Charcoal Drawings

Artist Interview With Salley Mavor, Fabric Relief Illustrator

Art. . . In Our Own Backyard

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Monday in Video Tutorials - Tomorrow's video from Creative Catalyst contains several great tips and hints for using cheesecloth to create texture in your art. Ann Baldwin will again be demonstrating each technique, as she did . . . read more

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