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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,. . . 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 little tutorial on making artistic labels for your frozen meals, jam jars, and assorted kitchen canisters.
Even with just the two of us now, I aim to cook fresh, healthy meals—but please, not every day. Often this means doubling a recipe and freezing portions. . . 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. . . read more
I know. . . the term “Negative Space” usually applies to painting and drawing. But calligraphy, being a fine art, also uses negative space.
What is negative space?
Negative space is that area around and between an image—or, for our discussion here—the space around and between letters.
Negative space includes "counters" as well. When you make an “O". . . 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
My good friend Susan has taken the leap in a new creative venture—and I’m so proud of her! I wanted to make something special. . . read more
Are you trying to get delicate colors, values, and gradations in your colored pencil work with no success?
Maybe it's time to try drawing with tissue paper.
I started using this technique after reading about an. . . read more
Editor’s Note: We sent an email to Rosemary & Co asking if they had any tips for oil painters choosing brushes. Here. . . read more
If you’ve been reading my articles here on EmptyEasel (or have ever visited my blog) you probably know horses are one of my. . . read more