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
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