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. . . read more
Several weeks ago I suggested a few questions artists should ask themselves if they’re trying to decide whether or not gallery representation is for them. Basically, it came down to knowing why you create art and what you hope to accomplish with it.
Since then. . . 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.
Certainly there will always be charitable organizations and other groups and individuals more than happy to use contributed artwork for fundraising purposes. So the opportunity is always there, and it's a question that comes up quite often.
Some time ago, I wrote. . . 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. . . 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 and produce your art.
Even if you have designated studio space in your home, it can be tough to devote 100% of your focus to your work when real-life responsibilities and distractions lie just on the other side of the door. Sometimes you just need to get away. . . 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
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. . . read more