If you’re a portrait artist by trade, you can expect to be asked to do a posthumous portrait at some point in your career.. . . read more
My Northern California studio is 22′ x 12′ with 4 windows that invite the outdoors in. Since 1995, I’ve created. . . read more
Last week, I shared a few ways to make sure you're buying high-quality colored pencils. Since that article was geared toward buying art supplies in person, it seems natural to follow up with some tips for art supply shopping online.
I consider myself to be frugal—my husband. . . read more
With websites such as Pinterest, Etsy and DeviantArt, the Internet provides boundless opportunities for artists and designers to. . . read more
Colored pencils are expensive. . . there’s no getting around it. And the higher quality pencils you buy, the more. . . read more
After publishing my 20-minute daily painting challenge a few weeks back, I was asked how I was able to paint for just 5 or 10 minutes at a time. After all, just cleaning up oil paint, brushes, and supplies usually takes longer than that—if you only spend a short time painting. . . read more
Let’s face it. Most artists can’t afford to be full-time artists. They love to create and they even sell their work, but. . . read more
One of the biggest reasons artists compete in art competitions to gain recognition for their art. And, while some competitions. . . read more
There are a lot of good reasons for going to school to learn art. . . however, everybody else is doing it is NOT one of them.
I don't have an art school degree. I took a painting class at the local community college the fall after I graduated high school. Five years later, I studied fine arts at a Christian university, where I majored in art. But I stayed only one. . . read more
Many artists are so focused on obtaining gallery representation that they overlook other potentially more profitable, and (dare I. . . read more
Headlines often pop up in the news about yet another link between mental illness and creative people. But why do we hear about so. . . read more