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Monday in Drawing Tips – Tomorrow, Carrie Lewis will share several ways to scale up a drawing. Whether you need to go from your sketchpad to a canvas, or something much larger (think wall-sized murals!) Carrie’s got 4 methods that will work for you!

Tuesday in Featured Artists – Drop in on Tuesday for a look at Eric Robert’s graphics-inspired screen-printed paintings! And as always, if you’d like your own art to be featured on EE, send it in!

Wednesday in Motivation – Laura Zepeda will finish out the week with a fascinating look at how she finds and creates pigments from the earth, and then uses them in her own one-of-a-kind paintings. Don’t miss it!

Plus, did you know EE readers can get online painting lessons for free?

The Old Masters Academy now offers free video lessons to all EmptyEasel newsletter subscribers!

OMA is different from other courses for artists. They base their painting lessons on a rich heritage of the Old Masters’ oil painting techniques that are no longer taught in
contemporary art colleges.


The course teacher, Natalie Richy, has spent years researching and practicing forgotten methods of oil painting that were developed in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries. And she shares it all in her video lessons!

Her course explains what materials you’ll need, color theory and paint-mixing techniques, information on the indirect method of painting, and step-by-step lessons on how to create your own painting in the Old Masters’ style.

Interested? She’s picked several videos you can watch right now, absolutely free: Click here to start watching!

Last week’s articles on EmptyEasel:

What’s Wrong with Painting a Smiling Portrait? by Ben Lustenhouwer

Why EVERY Artist Needs a Non-Art Hobby

How our Expectations Directly Affect our Success in Art

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!

We'll be taking a short break here at EmptyEasel through the end of December, so there'll be no new posts for the next 2 weeks. . . BUT after that we'll be back bright and early on January 1st with our regular schedule of articles. :)

From all of us at EE, have a wonderful holiday season—we'll see you in 2018!

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