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Monday in Motivation – George Christie (a doctor-turned-artist) shares the inspiring story of how he finally began to pursue his dream of becoming an artist. . . and the progress he’s made along the way.

Tuesday in Drawing Tips – Don’t miss Robert Sloan’s in-depth tutorial on achieving realistic (and perhaps even photo-realistic) results using colored pencils.

Wednesday in Featured Artists – Come back on Wednesday to experience the mixed-media collage paintings of Veva Dunckel. If you haven’t done so already, you can submit your own artwork to be featured as well.

Thursday in Photography Tips – Luke Montgomery contributes an excellent article on “reducing depth of field” when taking photos. The end result is a beautiful, softly-blurred background behind your subject matter.

Friday in General Art Advice – Creating budget artwork for your home is both easy and fun. On Friday Donovan Gauvreau discusses how artistic individuals can decorate their homes and apartments on the cheap.

Last week’s articles on EmptyEasel:

Why Buy Art?

How to Keep Your Acrylic Paints Wet, Longer, on the Palette

Ilaria Rosselli del Turco: Everyday Objects, Exceptional Paintings

Buying a Camera Lens: Understanding 50mm, Wide-angle & Telephoto Lenses

StudentArtGallery.com – A New Online Gallery for Emerging Student Artists

Plus, a quick reminder and a “thank you.”

As I mentioned in last Sunday’s newsletter, the ongoing early-adopter discount at foliotwist.com will no longer be available, starting today.

From here on out we’ll simply be offering a standard $30/month plan, and a yearly plan with a small discount (it’s $300/year instead of $360). Of course, foliotwist’s free 10-day trial is included with either plan, so you can still try us out before you buy.

On a slightly more personal note, both Zac and I wanted to express how much we really, truly, appreciate all of you who signed up as early-adopters. Your faith in us, and in foliotwist (despite the economy and despite the fact that we’re a new company) is inspiring. . . and we don’t take it for granted.

We’ll be working hard to make foliotwist even better in the coming months and years.

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Monday in Selling Art Online - For a while now I've wanted to write an article that simplifies "selling art online" to the absolute basics. . . so tomorrow I'll be covering the three (big, important) things that every artist needs to be successful online. I hope you'll check it. . . read more

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