This Week: 5/24 through 5/30

By admin in Weekly Preview

On Monday we’ll be taking the day off in honor of Memorial Day here in the US. For those of you celebrating, both here and abroad, have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!

Tuesday in Drawing Tips – Carrie Lewis will wrap up her latest drawing tutorial by demonstrating how to draw realistically dark blacks with colored pencils. Make sure to read the first installment here, if you haven’t already!

Wednesday in Featured Artists – Come by mid-week for Chelle Destefano’s quirky, illustrative watercolors (they’re amazing.) And, as always, feel free to submit your own artwork, too!

Thursday in Motivation – A talented team of artists, scientists, and writers are coming together to establish an artist’s residency and revitalize a community in Tamba, Japan. Get the full story and learn how you can take part, this Thursday.

Plus, it’s your last week to get a great discount!

Spark your creative fire with one of our most popular guest writers, Kellie Day’s mixed media painting e-course, Pedal to Petal.

During her 12-day online class you’ll get first-hand instruction in Kellie’s fun collage and painting techniques, and then see how to put everything together for a finished mixed-media painting. Each lesson will stay online for 3 months AFTER the class is over too, so you can return to them as much as you want.

Kellie’s playful course is available to EE readers at an early bird sign-up discount – but only until June 1st! For more information on what’s included, or if you’re ready to sign up, just visit

Last week’s articles on EmptyEasel:

Creating Realistically Dark “True Blacks” with Colored Pencils – Part 1

The EE Art Gallery: A Progress Report

Jorge Calero: Magical, Animal-filled Paintings

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