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

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

The seasons are changing—which makes it a magnificent time to take a walk and see what your neighbor’s trees are up to. Their fallen leaves are like small paintings.

As I surveyed the sights on my street, I wished it was Thanksgiving, but that was yet a month away. A few thousand leaves later, still inspired by nature, I came up with a way to preserve this amazing offering, perhaps. . . read more

Earth tones are some of my favorite colors. (Yeah. I know—with all the bright, beautiful colors available in so many mediums,. . . read more

So far I’ve written Part 1 and Part 2 of this series on drawing a three quarter view portrait based on classical. . . read more




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