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Last summer I did a lot of experimenting with colored pencil on sanded art paper. Despite having done a piece or two a few years. . . read more

Are you trying watercolors for the first time? If so, here are 5 tips to kickstart your watercolor painting experience: 1. Start. . . read more

Ever wonder what's the most difficult—and most time consuming—part of a landscape to draw? If you’re like me, it’s the grass. Even if your composition only has a small grassy area, it can seem to take years to get it finished, and get it right.

So anytime I find a different way to draw grass, I sit up and take notice. And since I know I’m not the only colored pencil. . . read more

In today’s article, I want to show you step-by-step how to draw a lush forest of trees on sanded art paper. What? Sanded art. . . read more

Colored pencil artists are always looking for ways to speed up their creative process. Most often, that means finding faster ways. . . read more

Who's your worst art critic? Be honest!

It's you, isn't it?

But it's also true you're the person best-suited to correctly evaluating your work, because one knows your intentions for each piece better than you do. No one knows your overall art goals better, either.

The trick to successfully evaluating your artwork is to have a system; a method that provides. . . read more

Getting bright colors on a dark background can be a challenge if your favorite medium is colored pencil. The reason is simple.. . . read more

Scaling a drawing up from it’s original size to the size of the final artwork isn’t always easy. A lot depends on the. . . read more

For more than 25 years portrait painting was my daily activity. In all those years, I would often hear that portrait models should not smile as they are painted. I never understood that. What's wrong with a smiling portrait, I wondered?

Commissioned. . . read more

Plein air painting is an exciting way to sharpen your observation skills and grow as an artist. However, it can also be a. . . read more

There are so many ways to add texture to your paintings beside paint! In the short demonstration video below, I’ll show you. . . read more

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