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Monday in Video Tutorials – Craig Nelson demonstrates why he likes to use an “egbert” (a long filbert brush) to paint negative spaces in trees and other foliage.

Tuesday in Drawing Tips – Don’t miss Dania Jalees’ informative pencil drawing primer. Learn everything from what pencils are made of, to how different grades of pencil can depict different hues.

Wednesday in Featured Artists – This week we’ll be showcasing work by plein air painter, Larry DeGraff. Do check in for that, and feel free to submit your own artwork to be featured as well.

Thursday in Art Marketing Tips – Alyice Edrich gives some excellent advice for anyone who wants to write a better sidebar bio for their blog. As one of our own writers, Alyice definitely knows what she’s talking about, and I highly recommend coming back for that.

Friday in General Art Advice – Ever lose track of your artwork images, simply because you don’t remember what you named the digital files? If so, then catch Kate Harper’s tutorial this Friday on naming and organizing your image files.

Last week’s articles on EmptyEasel:

VIDEO: Using Complementary Colors to Add Depth and Contrast

How to Add a Third Column to Your Art Blog

Jelaine Faunce: Creating Sensory Magic in Oil Paintings

Interview With Matt LeBlanc, Abstract Artist

2010 Sugar Creek Arts Festival – Normal, IL

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Monday in Video Tutorials - At some point in every painting it's important to step back and evaluate the composition, values, color choices, etc. Tomorrow, watch as Cheng-Khee Chee demonstrates that process with one of his watercolor cityscapes.

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