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Here’s a fun project for fright night! On graph paper, draw up some witches’ hats designs. You can see mine further down,. . . read more

In my previous article, I explained how to start a three quarter view portrait drawing based on classical proportions. (If you. . . read more

Earlier in this series I demonstrated how to make recipes and labels that brighten, organize, and beautify your kitchen. But sometimes it’s just as nice to. . . read more

I’ve never been much of a plein air artist, probably because the type of art I do most often requires time in the studio. Plus,. . . read more

When drawing from life, I often see art students do their best to depict the eyes, nose and mouth as they see them on a model. .. . . read more

No matter what kind of painter you are, the first step in every painting should be preparing the painting surface.

Luckily, almost all commercial painting supports (whether stretched canvas, canvas mounted to panels, or panels) are ready-to-use. The only thing you really have to decide is whether the prepared surface should be oil based or acrylic based.

Comparing. . . read more

I’m all for saving time in the kitchen! And I love bringing creativity and beauty into my space. So today I want to share a. . . read more

An oil transfer is a method of transferring a line drawing to a canvas (or any other painting surface) using oil paint rather. . . read more

Collecting recipes is fun, but organizing them—not so much!

It's hard to know what do with those saved handwritten recipe cards or clippings from newspapers and magazines over the years. Some even have type that’s now too small to read. My own scene was chaos. . . it was always a struggle to find my favorites.

Today I’ll show you a more contemporary, artistic way to. . . read more

I know. . . the term “Negative Space” usually applies to painting and drawing. But calligraphy, being a fine art, also uses. . . read more

One of my favorite methods of oil painting is the Flemish Method. It’s a 7-step painting process with luminous results, but. . . read more

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