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Art Opinion: Articles and Insight for the 21st Century Artist

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

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 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

Every year around December, business people of all types are busy evaluating the success of the past year’s goals and thinking. . . 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 know why it took so long. . . I honestly just didn’t really think about it.

Money isn’t something that gets discussed when you're in school studying the arts. In another faculty you might have some idea what the average starting salary will be, or an idea. . . read more

One of the most challenging aspects of being an artist is finding the time, space and peace you need to conjure your creativity. . . 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. . . read more




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