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
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!). . . 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
Hi everyone—today Zac and I are unveiling a brand new look for Foliotwist.com, and we'd love for you to head over and check it out!
As many of you already know, Foliotwist provides . . . read more
I don’t think I really understood that people could make a living in the arts until I was well into my grad studies. I don’t. . . read more