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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
I recently read that a good way to get people to buy a piece of your artwork is to tell collectors the story behind it. I’ve sold works both with and without sharing their “stories,” but the aforementioned advice got me wondering: if asked to tell the story behind each piece I create,. . . read more
What do Matisse, Cezanne, and Van Gogh have in common? These three artists were not only painters who had a great influence on modern art; they were also artists who started their painting careers later in life than many of their peers. Some artists are lucky enough to be “born” into the. . . read more
Although Laly Mille has been creative since childhood, it took her many years to listen to her creative soul, and become an artist. In fact, she didn’t start calling herself an artist, or sharing her art with the world, until 2010. After reading Kelly Rae Robert’s book, Taking. . . read more
Gioi Tran studied art at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, toured professionally with ballet and modern dance companies, and currently runs Applegate Tran Interiors while selling fine art to collectors throughout the world. As busy as this multi-talented artist is, Gioi kindly took some. . . read more



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