This Week: 7/3 through 7/9

Published on Jul. 3rd 2011

EmptyEasel will be on hiatus this week (I’m enjoying a little summer vacation) so to all of you here in the US or celebrating abroad, enjoy your 4th of July celebrations and I’ll see you back here on the 10th!

Last week’s articles on EmptyEasel:

How to Paint a Tree-Filled Background With Just a Few Easy Brushstrokes

An Interview With Watercolor Painter, Rebecca Latham

Ewen MacDonald: Ethereal Cityscapes and Landscapes

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