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



One of the most challenging aspects of being an artist is finding the time, space and peace you need to conjure your creativity and produce your art. Even if you have designated studio space in your home, it can be tough to devote 100% of your focus to your work when real-life. . . read more
Today’s update will be fairly short, but—as promised—I do want to make sure that all of you know where we’re at with the new EmptyEasel art gallery. That said, if this is the very first time you’re hearing about an EE gallery, PLEASE head over and read our previous. . . read more
As most of you already know, for the past month we’ve been working on a plan to create an online art gallery where EmptyEasel readers can sell their art. After a lot of excellent feedback from a small group of artists, we’ve decided that this gallery will be curated to maintain a. . . read more
The results of the survey are in. . . and to all of you who participated in our survey this month, thank you! As you may have already guessed from the title of this post, we WILL be launching a new online art gallery for EmptyEasel readers. There’s a lot left to figure out, so [.... . . read more
So much is different today, for artists. Technology (of course) is responsible for a lot of these changes, but I think it’s safe to say that people’s perspectives about art are changing too. Here are some of the amazing things that are happening, right now: 1. Online art sales are. . . read more
At EmptyEasel, our goal has always been to make art more accessible. . . Whether you’re an artist researching techniques to take your creativity to new levels, an art lover exploring every facet of this multi-faceted world, or a collector looking for that next must-have artwork, we just. . . read more
Like most things in life, art is a journey. Whether we take that journey at our leisure as a hobby artist or we make the journey with focus and purpose as a professional artist, it is a journey of continual learning. . . and one of the best means of continuing education for any artist [.. . . read more
This is what happens if you’re a man. . . You decide you want to do a bit of open air painting or drawing, so you get up, throw on your old work clothes, gather together your painting kit and off you go. Whether it’s the town or country, you find yourself a good spot, [...]. . . read more
At EmptyEasel we LOVE getting reader-submitted articles. In fact, some of our best posts were written by people just like you—regular readers who simply wanted to share their favorite tip or technique. Unfortunately, many times when we receive an article, we just can’t use it.. . . read more
I’m not usually one for defining a way things need to be done. I tend to think that different things work different ways for different people. So, as I came across two different articles the other day, one talking about defining your style as an artist, and another talking about the. . . read more
Sorry, this contest has ended! Please check out PleinAirCo if you’d like more information about these easels. As we hinted at earlier this week, today we’re partnering with Craftsy to give away not just one, but TWO fantastic bamboo French easels manufactured by PleinAirCo and. . . read more
Buying art supplies is always going to be a big expense for artists. . . we know that from our own experience, and we hear it all the time from other artists, too. And unfortunately, that leaves most artists with a tough choice: You either spend a lot of time waiting for deals and driving. . . read more
When you choose an art class, or a workshop, do you try to look for an instructor or a mentor? What I’ve learned from my own experience is that there’s a big difference between the two, and you may prefer one or the other depending on where you are in your art career. The. . . read more
Nearly every artist takes art classes at some point in their careers—after all, it’s one of the best ways to learn, and grow, as an artist. The style of teaching each artists receives, however, varies widely from class to class. Some instructors prefer to give hands-on demonstrations,. . . read more



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