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

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

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

I’ve been painting portraits of horses for fun and profit since I was seventeen. Most of what I’ve learned, I learned the hard way. Some of it isn't taught in school but should be; some just can't be taught in a classroom.

Today I’ll share five of the. . . read more

There’s an ongoing debate about whether artists should participate with charities by donating artwork. Non-artists are familiar. . . read more

Not a week goes by without an artist asking me about their pricing strategy. And with those questions, I almost always detect a. . . read more




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