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Located in the heart of Michigan, Saint Johns is home to Ivan Iler, an artist with a very unique set of skills. Whether it be. . . 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. . . read more

When I first started dabbling with colored pencils, I'd already been oil painting for many years. I didn't want a replacement medium, I just wanted a medium that was easier to travel with AND allowed me to create the kind of detailed work I was painting with oils.

Colored pencils checked both those boxes. They were definitely easier—and neater—to travel with than oil paints, and. . . 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. . . 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 that article because most young people—and many who are no longer quite so young—believe they must attend art school if they’re going to be a successful. . . read more

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




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