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Motivation and Inspiration for Aspiring and Professional Artists

NOTE: Today’s article isn’t about the technical transaction of selling. It’s not about how to sell your artwork,. . . read more

Making art can be a struggle—and for many artists, the idea of “quitting” always lurks in the background. Now, when. . . read more

This is what I know: art is power

I just celebrated a decade birthday. I'm gathering up my blessings, taking stock. Have I stayed true to myself? Have I done good? Where have I fallen short? Where should I stay the course?

Pastel study. . . read more

There IS a formula to improve your art skills. Are you using it? When people tell me they are bad at art, what they really mean. . . read more

Psychologists tell us that there are 2 main motivators in life—the fear of loss and the wish for gain. Depending on your. . . read more

Over the years I've shared many different step-by-step tutorials, both here at EE and at my own blog. They range in subject from how to blend colored pencils, to a full-on series describing how to paint with. . . read more

As so many cities are experiencing right now, my own city of Charleston, South Carolina is under immense development—and one of. . . read more

Do you see your unfinished artwork as something with unlimited potential? You should! Because that’s what it is. Remember,. . . read more

Think back to the last time you were in an elementary school classroom—what stands out in your memory? The desks, arranged neatly in rows, perhaps. . . a chalkboard or whiteboard at the front. And (probably!) bright, colorful posters lining the walls.

Nearly every classroom is decorated with educational, informational, and motivational posters, many of which are purchased by the. . . read more

Everyone has a wish list, I suppose—a list of things they hope to do before they die. I have one, too. It’s several pages. . . read more

As an art tutor (and artist) I know that self-doubt and confidence is one of the biggest things for artists to overcome. These. . . read more




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