Monday in Painting Tutorials – Tomorrow, Nancy Standlee will be sharing her process for creating a contemporary collage painting. If you like mixed-media projects, by all means drop in and check it out.
Tuesday in General Art Advice – In literature, a “foil” is a character who draws attention to the main character by being different. . . opposite, even. On Tuesday Susan Holland will explain how that concept can apply to artists, too.
Wednesday in Featured Artists – Drawing on her Russian heritage, Yelena Dyumin creates classically inspired paintings that still manage to look right at home in a contemporary setting. See her work this Wednesday, and as always, feel free to submit your own artwork to be featured as well.
Thursday in Artist Interviews – In this week’s interview, Shari Warren, a commercially licensed illustrator and designer, will be discussing both the illustration process and the path to art licensing. I would highly recommend this article to any artists on that same path.
Friday in Motivation – According to Karen Middleton, creating a wishlist of art supplies isn’t just dreaming. . . it’s also good motivation. Learn why on Friday.
Last week’s articles on EmptyEasel:
9 Ways to Boost Your Artistic Creativity
How to Organise Your Own Art Exhibit
Crista Forest: Wild About Realism
How To Post A Temporary, Sitewide Announcement On Your Art Blog
7 Tricks to Help You Say “NO” to Distractions
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Nature abounds with subjects worth painting. . . but that abundance comes at a price. If we put too much visual information into a single work of art all at once, our viewers won't know where to look. It's like throwing them into the wilderness with no way out. However, just as a musical compo. . . read more
As my series on "how to get an art education for free" draws to a close, it seems appropriate to include an article on business and career resources for artists. The following paragraphs will provide some pointers and—hopefully—help to answer two important questions that lots of artists face. . . . read more
If you're a frequent reader of EmptyEasel.com, I'm sure you've already noticed some of the changes I've made to the site in the past few days—but here's a rundown of everything that's different, just in case. Let's start with the most obvious—the new design. Starting a few months back, I decid. . . read more
Recently I had the chance to enroll in Craftsy's The Art of the Picture Book, an online video course on writing and illustrating children's books taught by the very talented Shadra Strickland. Shadra is a children's book illustrator in her own right, as well as a teacher at Maryland Institute . . . read more
This week's featured artist is Jonathan Matthews, a talented Alabama artist whose beautiful figurative paintings offer a subtle homage to the long history and tradition of figure painting. As you'll notice in one of the paintings farther down, Jonathan's use of lighting brings to mind Rembrand. . . read more
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