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Monday in Video Tutorials – John Salminen demonstrates how to use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to lift watercolor paint off the surface of your paper in a very controlled manner. This is one of the best methods I’ve seen for adding detail and sharpening up edges just before you finish up your painting.

Tuesday in General Art Advice – Professional landscape painter Padraig McCaul shares 10 steps to building a viable business as an artist. It’s a good overview with some great insight that I’d recommend to anyone.

Wednesday in Featured Artists – Creating artwork that is both visually appealing and texturally interesting is something many of us strive for—and Michelle Hinz is one artist that succeeds. Get the full story from Lisa Orgler this Wednesday.

Thursday in Art Marketing – Alyice Edrich continues her excellent series on blogging by explaining how to set up a stat-counter on your art blog.

Friday in Motivation – End the week on a high note with Lori McNee’s latest article: 4 ways that artists can “jump-start” their art careers.

And deal-hunters take note—Foliotwist’s February discount is almost over:

This February at foliotwist we’ve been giving new artists 50% off their first month (that’s in addition to the regular 10-day free trial, of course).

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Plus, for those of you interested in art licensing:

AllArtLicensing.com is offering a completely free, online, hour-and-a-half art licensing course to EmptyEasel readers this Wednesday (February 24th). Topics include types of licensing, protecting your rights, royalty rates, agent services, and much more.

The class starts at 4PM Eastern Time/1PM Pacific, and you’ve only got a few days left to register. Don’t wait too long to decide: register here.

Last week’s articles on EmptyEasel:

4 Highly-Portable Portfolio Ideas: Is Your Art Ready to Show?

How to Handle Rejection of Your Art

Timur Tsaku: The Art of Visual Mystery

Interview With Manuela Valenti, Professional Oil Painter

The Reflective Statement: Your Path to Artistic Enlightenment!

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Monday in Selling Art Online - Big news, folks. . . In a truly sad turn of events, BoundlessGallery.com, a well-known online art gallery, will be closing its doors this week. Tomorrow I'll explain the details of the situation as I know it; plus, if you're a BoundlessGallery artist, please come by—we. . . read more

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