This Week: 8/8 through 8/14

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Monday in Video Tutorials – At some point in every painting it’s important to step back and evaluate the composition, values, color choices, etc. Tomorrow, watch as Cheng-Khee Chee demonstrates that process with one of his watercolor cityscapes.

Tuesday in Announcements – Recently I had a discussion with a reader about my ad policies (he felt that EE’s reviews were biased based on who advertised and because of my affiliation with Foliotwist) and naturally this bothered me.

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So, while it’s not strictly art-related, on Tuesday I’ll just lay it all out there and explain how I choose advertisers and why I think those companies are worthwhile. Feel free to skip it if you’re not interested, but I’ve just got to get this off my chest. :)

Wednesday in Featured Artists – Drop in mid-week to see some excellent small still lifes by Mark McCullen, and as always, feel free to submit your own artwork to be featured as well.

Thursday in Artist Interviews – Alyice Edrich and Vicki O’Dell discuss the benefits of “Green Crafting” as well as some of the challenges of creating new artwork out of repurposed thrift-store finds.

This Friday I’ll be working on a project of my own and unfortunately won’t have time to post. If you’re craving something to read over the weekend, however, take a look at the art tutorials archive – there’s a lot of great stuff there you may not have seen yet.

Last week’s articles on EmptyEasel:

VIDEO: How to Paint Negative Space in Trees and Foliage

A Guide To Understanding Artist Pencils

Larry DeGraff: Capturing Light in Oil Paint

How To Write A Short Bio For Your Art Blog’s Sidebar

How to Correctly Name Your Artwork’s Digital Image Files

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