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Miscellaneous Posts: Opinion Articles, Poll Results, Contests, and Announcements

BIG thank you to everyone who took our survey this past week! :) If you didn’t see that survey (or didn’t get a. . . read more

Happy 2018 everyone! Here at EE we’re gearing up for a really exciting year—including a big project that we hope. . . read more

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 focus is teaching colored pencil, you'd expect the usual things such as "blending colored pencils," "drawing with colored pencil," and so on. And generally, those ARE the kind of searches I see.

However, one slightly more unusual search term has. . . 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. . . 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 skills?

I’m glad you asked! Here are (in my opinion) the top 4 MUST HAVE skills for artists:

1. The ability to see

This is so basic to art that we don’t often think about it, but it’s vital enough that we. . . 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




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