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Art and Painting Tips: Artistic Advice and In-depth Art Tutorials for Artists

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

Imagine with me the early scribes’ working spaces: dimly lit, cold rooms with no modern facilities, limited materials. We can assume that those who created beautiful manuscripts accepted that backaches, neck pains, and calligraphic cramps were part of their calling.

Thankfully, we create in the 21st century.

Today, many "mature" scribes are discovering that with a. . . read more

For many artists, choosing what to draw next comes naturally. And most of the time your interests (hobbies, activities, etc) are. . . read more

A calligrapher’s mission is to bring words to life. When a clients ask me how a verse becomes a work of art, or what my process. . . read more

Everyone’s monogram has endless creative potential. We’ve all seen a renewed popularity of letters on jewelry, linens and clothing. It’s interesting to learn that in other countries, royal monograms (with crowns) are used on coins, flags, and police badges. Here in the US, the Post Office prints monograms on postage stamps. Take a look at the two creative examples below, or check out . . . read more

When you hear the word “contrast,” you probably think of dark versus light. But paintings can have many different. . . read more

When you put color onto paper with colored pencil, the color stays exactly where you put it. No easy washing. No easy blending.. . . read more




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