So you’ve determined you’d like to have gallery representation and you’ve looked around and found some. . . read more
So many things come in tubes—sunscreen, toothpaste, condiments, moisturizers, and of course, almost every kind of oil and. . . read more
You’ve pondered the pros and cons of going with gallery representation and considered all your options—now you're ready to find a gallery for your art.
But what’s next? How do you actually go about getting your artwork into a gallery? And even more importantly, how do you find. . . read more
We all wish we had more time to paint, draw, sculpt, or whatever we do. At the very least, we often wish we could make better use. . . read more
I recently took a short writing class: three sessions in a little over a week. No pressure, right? The class was designed to help. . . read more
It’s September as I write this, and time to head “back to school” to learn more about art and expand your horizons. But how do you know which class to take?
We live in an age of so many choices. Between videos, reviews, and blogs, there’s a lot of good information (and some misinformation) out there. When you’re a newbie, it’s great to consider your options. But what should. . . read more
Some time ago, I described the four most important skills every artist needs in order to succeed. Those skills were: • The. . . read more
It’s a rare artist who hasn’t used castoff and worn-out clothing as rags to clean paintbrushes or hands. But what. . . read more
All my life I've made images. As a child, I doodled on my homework. I did oil paintings, and illustrated with watercolor, ink, and crayon. I even taught art: mostly life drawing, where we'd splash around with ink, and use big charcoal sticks on huge Kraft paper sheets.
Then I got my first contract to illustrate a children's book. Naturally I was thrilled, but I also felt an anxious. . . read more
The proportional scale, a tool familiar to most graphic designers, is a handy way to calculate dimensions for us right-brained. . . read more
“You may say I can draw, but I can’t. It takes forever to get a drawing that looks right. I erase and draw and erase and. . . read more