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

I’ve been an oil painter for years. Oil painting is the medium on which I cut my artistic teeth. My first paintings were. . . read more

Now that you’ve decided gallery representation is for you and have found a few galleries that are a good fit for your art,. . . read more

How's winter in your world, fellow artists? This is often a slower time of year and a good time to inspect supplies—think of it as a day of new discoveries.

(To resolve my own studio chaos years ago, I made a goal and set aside every January to first test, and then reorder, toss or donate markers.)

Join me if you have “just a few” lettering markers—or maybe more—and. . . read more

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




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