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

How’s winter in your world, fellow artists? This is often a slower time of year and a good time to inspect supplies—think. . . 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 acrylic paint. The problem? It's a pain to get everything OUT of the tube.

In fact, most of the time with artist paint tubes (typically made of metal) you can't!

That's where this next Kickstarter project comes in. . . . . . read more

You’ve pondered the pros and cons of going with gallery representation and considered all your options—now you’re ready. . . 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 writers get unstuck with their writing.

Overall, it was quite helpful, but not because of the assignments. The most helpful thing was something the instructor said in the first class. Apparently it doesn’t take talent to write a book. Nor does it take. . . 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. . . 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 about using them as painting tools?

Here's a short list of clothing items that I've found have a second life as useful studio. . . 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,. . . 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




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