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Monday in General Art Advice – Tomorrow, Nikki Hilsabeck will share some useful advice for how to get in touch with (and get integrated into) your local artist community. Definitely a must-read for new artists, and artists who want to get more connected.

Tuesday in Painting Tutorials – Janet Bonneau has some excellent tips on how to create your own gray scale value strips, including a few suggestions learned by trial and error and some examples of how you can use them in your own artwork.

Wednesday in Featured Artists – Virginia-based painter and instructor Randy Griffin works in oil to create intricately-colored, impressionistic paintings. Don’t miss seeing some of his work this Wednesday, and as always, feel free to submit your own artwork to be featured on EE as well!

Thursday in Art Marketing Tips – Drop in on Thursday for a guest post from Kelly Smith explaining how to make your art blog posts a little more engaging and shareable online.

And that’s not all!

This Saturday we’re having another special giveaway sponsored by Craftsy. . . so make sure to swing by EmptyEasel.com and see what you can enter to win. (FYI, it’s not a class this time, but that’s all I can say.) See you then!

Last week’s articles on EmptyEasel:

Let’s Make Buying Art Supplies Online Easier, Faster, and Cheaper!

Painting an Outdoor Restaurant: My Walkthrough of “The Crab Cooker”

Christine Cortese: Plein Air Oil Paintings of California

Why a Color Chart and Color Wheel are a MUST-HAVE for Painters

How a Birds Eye Point of View Can Improve Your Landscape Drawings

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Monday in Painting Tutorials - Come by for several tips from Niki Hilsabeck on the best ways to use spray fixative with your soft pastels. She'll cover the pros and cons of using fixative, and even some things to think about before you start.

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