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

As I mentioned last week, scraping off as much of the old painting as possible is only half the job if you want to re-use a wood. . . read more

If you’re like me, you have at least a couple paintings lying around somewhere that will never be finished. They started. . . read more

Stains on your good drawing paper? Never fear! Stains don't have to be the end of the world, even if they're old and dried into the paper.

Some time ago I wrote about what to do if you accidentally spill something on your drawing surface. I came up with some techniques for removing fresh. . . read more

Calligraphy students often ask if taking my class will improve their handwriting. Equally popular is the lament of parents or. . . read more

Some time ago, I shared 5 blogs that I recommended for every serious artist.That left hundreds, maybe thousands, of other artist. . . read more

In today's portrait drawing tutorial, I will continue to build upon my previous lessons from the past few months (I recommend reading through part 1, part 2, . . . read more

Here in the US, the last three holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years) snuggle up on the calendar. I know I speak for many. . . read more

It may seem unnecessary to write an entire article about the tools of the colored pencil artist. I mean, they’re so basic.. . . read more

I just finished teaching my ninth annual Holiday Art Cards workshop and I’m always a little surprised that students (who also receive a card from me) really want to know all the steps to design the envelope! Well, it is the first impression!

My hand-made cards and envelopes have a theme, a message, and a personal touch. The most important thing I stress is this goal: Make. . . read more

Welcome to part 4 of my ongoing series on drawing a portrait in three quarter view. If you’re just now joining us, I. . . read more

As some of you already know, I work in both oils and colored pencils. My preferred method with oils is a personal adaptation of. . . read more




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