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

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. . . read more

With websites such as Pinterest, Etsy and DeviantArt, the Internet provides boundless. . . 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. . . 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 simply do not earn enough studio income to make quitting their day job. . . 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. . . read more

Many artists are so focused on obtaining gallery representation that they overlook other potentially more profitable, and (dare I say) easier channels.

Perhaps they have good reason. Take, for example, art consultants.

While galleries are highly-visible on many street corners so that one can just walk into them, few artists know enough about art consultants to either find them. . . 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

It’s possible to make money painting portraits for clients, but it isn’t easy. Nor is it a get-rich-quick proposition.. . . read more




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