Is My Painting Finished?
Is My Painting Finished? It can be difficult to know if a painting is done, but by asking yourself one[...]
How to Glaze an Oil Painting
How to glaze an oil painting Some of the Old Holland glazing colors used by the Evolve Program Glazing is[...]
Copying Art: Stealing or an Education?
Copying art: stealing or an education?Christie Neal Hogue ​copies a painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.​​​"Art is about expression. So[...]
Why Art Education Needs Rules
Why art Education needs Rules​"Rules are not necessary for painting. Rules are necessary for learning"Education requires rules, and art education[...]
How to Build a Shadow Box for Oil Painting
How to build a shadow box for oil paintingMark Carder’s professional still life set up is quite complex, but anyone[...]
Five Oil Painting Techniques You Should Know
Five Oil Painting Techniques You Should knowThese oil painting techniques can help you begin to create amazing art!At the beginning[...]
Oil Painting Substrates: What Should I Paint On?
Oil Painting Substrates: What Should I Paint On? Finding out what substrate to paint on can be daunting, but with some[...]
Why Art Education Doesn’t Work
Why Art Education Doesn't WorkModern day art education has a high rate of failure. If you've seen or experienced that[...]
How to Sell Your Art
How to Sell Your Art It can be difficult to find a way to sell your art, but an exclusive gallery[...]
How to Photograph a Painting
How to Photograph a Painting Transformation of a painting by Piper Talladay ( When photographing your artwork it is always best to[...]
Oil Painting Mediums
Oil Painting MediumsCups of linseed oil and alkyd lined up at the Hillsborough Art Academy.Medium is a vehicle that's used[...]
Landscape Painting vs Painting From a Photograph
Landscape Painting vs Painting From a Photograph John Constable, The Hay Wain (1821).There is a great difference between doing plein air[...]
The Difference Between a Good and Bad Abstract Oil Painting
The Difference Between a Good and Bad Abstract Oil Painting“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them[...]
World’s Best Oil Paints
the World's Best Oil paints“When you close the door on an expensive car it feels like you've just closed a[...]
Creating An Oil Painting Portrait
CREATING AN OIL PAINTING PORTRAIT“A portrait is something that freezes and immortalizes a moment in time forever. "-Kevin MurphyThis post[...]
How To Oil Paint
HOW TO OIL PAINT“All paintings are comprised of three moving parts: values, colors, and edges."-Kevin MurphyGood news, if you’re wondering[...]
Why Is Realism Important?
WHY IS REALISM IMPORTANT?“To the best of my knowledge, I don't believe it's possible to learn art without learning realism."-Kevin[...]
A Beginners’ Guide to Assigning Values in Drawings
A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO ASSIGNING VALUES IN DRAWINGS“Your darkest light always has to be lighter than your lightest shadow and[...]
Drawing Techniques: How to Measure and Draw Anything Accurately
DRAWING TECHNIQUES: HOW TO MEASURE AND DRAW ANYTHING ACCURATELY“Being able to draw what you see is the ultimate skill. Each[...]
Organizing Your Oil Paint Set Into A Palette
ORGANIZING YOUR OIL PAINT SET INTO A PALETteWondering how to set up your oil painting palette? Then you're in the[...]
Five Oil Painting Supplies You Need As An Artist
FIVE OIL PAINTING SUPPLIES YOU NEED AS AN ARTISTIt's easy to get overwhelmed by the huge variety of oil painting[...]
How to Clean Oil Paint Brushes
HOW TO CLEAN OIL PAINT BRUSHES"If your brush stays dirty and is damaged you’ll end up with an imprecise tool[...]
Ultimate Guide to Pencil Sharpeners for Artists
ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PENCIL SHARPENERS FOR ARTISTSLet's talk pencil sharpeners for artists...The recommended pencil sharpener (Staples Heavy Duty Sharpener) is[...]
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