We are an online artist community sharing ways to create and sell art. Join us to save big on art supplies or try our easy websites for artists.

Art Business Advice: Real Strategies to Help you Succeed in the Business of Art

Like the elephant in the middle of the room, expectations are rarely the topic of conversation at art events. We could save a lot. . . read more

Many artists are trying to find their inspiration, their “muse,” their creative influence, or their USP (unique. . . read more

We're all used to painting on stretched, primed canvas, right? It's the default surface for painters everywhere. And yet, before I share a few of the more bizarre surfaces that some (rather famous) artists have used, let's put things into a bit of context:

Canvas was not the standard go-to choice all the time.

In fact, many classical masters used surfaces that are, if. . . read more

One of my favorite parts of being a high school teacher was teaching IB Art, a two year art program. There was a moment every. . . read more

Editor’s note: Recently I caught up with Dianne Panarelli Miller, a Boston-based plein air painter who also happens to do. . . read more

Every week we receive questions from new artists on what it takes to become a successful artist. The truth is, there is nothing easy or quick about it—instead, it is a series of positive traits and habits, done consistently, over time, that will lead you to becoming a successful, professional, artist.

Most successful artists work very hard on all aspects of their craft in order to. . . read more

I paint at home, so an open studio event has always been something of a pipe dream for me. But when our local school of the arts. . . read more

One of the best ways to improve your craft is by learning how to critique your own work. No one else knows better than you do. . . read more

What is art?

That's the question artist Robert Good and designer Jane Glennie have been asking for years—3 years, to be exact—while they painstakingly compiled answers from every corner of the internet into a never-before-published book titled A New Dictionary of Art.

. . . read more

On your way to becoming a professional artist, you will be frequently hit with these types of questions. Ready? • What’s. . . read more

Current events seem to be on overload: earthquakes, hurricanes, fires and health problems, to name a few. I’m guessing we’re. . . read more




© 2006-2017 EmptyEasel.com About Contact Sitemap Privacy Policy Terms of Use Advertise