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General Art Advice: Ideas, Inspiration, and Helpful Tips for Artists

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

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 live event paintings!

Dianne paints primarily at weddings, but she's also available for pretty much any other social event where people want to see an artist working live, and have two original paintings made. . . 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. . . 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

On your way to becoming a professional artist, you will be frequently hit with these types of questions. Ready?

• What's your favorite subject matter? • What kind of art do you make? • What sort of paintings do you do?

In the past, you might have said, "Uhhh. . . I paint all kinds of things," but for a professional artist, that type of. . . read more

You’ve finished your latest masterpiece, and you know it’s the best one so far this month. Drink in that enjoyment, toast. . . read more

The art reception was in a bright airy space. The artwork was well-curated and professionally displayed. I arrived early enough. . . read more

Some time ago, I wrote a series of articles sharing how to find a gallery for your art and how to present your artwork to a gallery. One thing I haven't addressed, however, is what to do if you're. . . read more

Let me guess. . . you’ve just finished your Big Project, one that took weeks of labor to complete, setting a new standard. . . read more

Commission work: it’s probably what most non-artists—and possibly a lot of artists, too—envision when they think of. . . read more




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