This Week: 9/28 through 10/4

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Monday in Art Opinion – Tomorrow’s article by Denise Telep asks a tough question—does being financially successful with your art mean you’re “selling out”? Or is there even such a thing?

Denise covers a lot of excellent points in this article and I’d highly recommend dropping in on Monday to read it for yourself.

Tuesday in Painting Tutorials – Cast shadows are an extremely important element of any realistic painting. Luckily in this week’s painting tutorial, Dianne Mize will be exploring shadows from the, ah, ground up. :)

Wednesday in Featured Artists – Sherry DeGhelder is an artist who truly knows how to have fun with her daily paintings. . . get the full story right here on Wednesday.

Thursday in Selling Art Online – It’s great to be able to customize your art blog or online portfolio just the way you like it, but the unfortunate truth is that sometimes those modifications drive visitors away rather than draw them in.

Long story short, I’ll be posting a list of “don’ts” for website and blog owners—make sure to check it out if you think your site could use a little improvement.

Friday in Photoshop Tricks – Building on last Friday’s Wacom tablet painting tutorial, this week Margot Dinardi will be showing us how to create custom brushes in GIMP. I know I’m looking forward to this one, and I hope you are too.

Plus, how does 40% off stretched canvas sound?

Signature Canvas (one of EmptyEasel’s sponsors) is offering a whopping 40% off to first-time buyers of their gallery-quality stretched canvas.

Each canvas is made in the USA with authentic hand-woven texture, warp-free hardwood stretcher bars and a triple coat of gesso. The discount is good for both cotton and linen canvases, in any size (including custom sizes) but it ends really soon—Thursday, October 2nd at midnight.

To get your discount, visit and enter EmptyE40A at checkout. (You can also call 1-800-420-3434 and mention the discount over the phone). For anyone planning on stocking up, they also offer free shipping on orders over $250. :)

And here are last week’s articles one more time: Artist Community And a Whole Lot More

6 Ways to Create Emphasis in a Painting

Amazing Landscapes by Pacific Northwest Artist, Mitch Baird

The Art of Collecting Fine Art (submitted by Ken Joslin)

Painting with a Wacom Tablet in GIMP

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