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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
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