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Making art may be “just a hobby” for a lot of people, but not for artists—even part-time artists. Sure, making art. . . read more

Where are you located? I just moved to Santa Barbara, CA two months ago! Your full-time job and/or education? I’m a painter,. . . read more

Every now and again I like to check the list of search engine terms and phrases that brought readers to my blog. Given that my. . . read more

When I first started dabbling with colored pencils, I’d already been oil painting for many years. I didn’t want a. . . read more

"John Ursillo's colored pencil pieces are absolutely brilliant. Every colored pencil piece I've observed is strengthened by John's ability to capture light and texture. [He] explores what many describe as a difficult medium with apparent ease: A true master." Brian Sherwin, Art Critic

I can add nothing to Brian Sherwin’s comments about John Ursillo’s . . . read more

Some time ago, I wrote a demonstration series describing how I use the Flemish method of oil painting in my own work. The Flemish. . . read more

Several weeks ago I suggested a few questions artists should ask themselves if they’re trying to decide whether or not gallery. . . read more

It really doesn’t matter what medium you use; every artist can benefit from practicing 4 specific skills. What are these. . . read more

A short while back I wrote an article for EmptyEasel about art school, and how to decide if it’s right for you. I wrote. . . read more

Should artists give away their time and talent? Unfortunately in this case, there' isn't a one-size-fits-all answer.

Certainly there will always be charitable organizations and other groups and individuals more than happy to use contributed artwork for fundraising purposes. So the opportunity is always there, and it's a question that comes up quite often.

Some time ago, I wrote. . . read more

Ready to pay it forward?? Each Christmas we like to do something a little different here at EE, and this year (like most years!). . . read more




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