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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. . . 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 method was developed by Flemish painters in the 1600s and involves developing a painting through a series of stages from a detailed drawing up to a finished work of. . . 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.. . . 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!) we're asking for your help.

For the next 10 days or so, we'd like you to write in and nominate an artist who you respect, are amazed by, or just think is great. In a short paragraph or two, tell us why you feel this person deserves. . . read more

Every year around December, business people of all types are busy evaluating the success of the past year’s goals and thinking. . . read more




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