Scared to Start a Painting? 7 Ways to Beat a Blank Canvas
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5 reasons Why You Need Community as an Artist
How to Mix Paint Colors Correctly Every Time In order to mix paint correctly, there are several important things to[...]
How to Mix Paint Colors Correctly Every Time
How to Mix Paint Colors Correctly Every Time In order to mix paint correctly, there are several important things to[...]
Oil Painting Process: The 3 Moving Parts of Any Painting
Oil Painting Process: The Three Moving Parts of Any Painting Oil paintings are comprised of three moving parts: value, color,[...]
Do Artists Need to be on Social Media?
Do Artists Need to be on Social Media?Social media for artists: is it helpful or hurtful?Modern-day artists are continually looking[...]
What to Do When You Make Mistakes in Oil Painting
What to Do When You Make Mistakes in an Oil PaintingWhat do you do when you’ve made a mistake in[...]
Developing Creativity as an Artist
Developing creativity as an artistWhere do new ideas come from? Can you become more creative? If you’ve asked yourself this[...]
Meet the Evolve Artist: Alex Vinciguerra
Meet the Evolve Artist: Alex VinciguerraEvolve Artist and college student, Alex, makes time to grow as an artist with a[...]
Making Time for Art: Tips for Busy Artists
Making Time for Art: Tips for Busy ArtistsHow can busy people make more time for art?  Consistently carrying a sketchbook is a[...]
3 Common Misconceptions about Oil Painting
Three Common Misconceptions about Oil Painting Oil painting is a versatile and beginner friendly medium, contrary to popular belief! Keep[...]
How to Varnish an Oil Painting
How to varnish an oil paintingVarnishing an oil painting is an essential part of the painting process. (Photo by Will Kemp)Varnishing[...]
How to Choose the Right Paintbrush for Oil Painting
How to choose the right paintbrush for oil painting​Choosing the right paintbrush is an important part of learning how to[...]
Meet the Evolve Artist: Sheila Jenkins
Meet the Evolve Artist: Sheila JenkinsEvolve Artist Sheila Jenkins' careful attention to detail produces stunning works of art. This one[...]
How to Create an Artist’s Signature and Sign Your Paintings
How to Create an Artist's Signature and Sign Your Paintings An artist's signature should be an extension of the artist.[...]
Why Quality Reference Photos make Quality Paintings
Why Quality Reference Photos make Quality PaintingsPainting from a reference photo is an important tool for every artist, and knowing[...]
Oil Painting for Beginners: Color Oil Painting Demo
Oil Painting for Beginners: Color Oil Painting DemoColor oil painting can seem a bit overwhelming at first. But by following[...]
How to Compose a Successful Still Life Painting
How to Compose a Successful Still Life Painting An elegant, well composed still life makes for a beautiful painting. Here[...]
Is the Price Right? How to Start Pricing Your Art to Sell
Is the Price Right? How to Start Pricing Your Art to Sell Pricing your art can seem like an impossible[...]
Meet the Evolve Artist: Daniel Folta
Meet the Artist: Daniel FoltaEvolve Artist Daniel Folta's "Masquerade"While learning to become a working artist, it can be encouraging and[...]
Three Tips To Becoming a Productive and Efficient Artist
Three Tips To Becoming a productive and Efficient Artist ​Having a hard time being efficient and productive as an artist?[...]
How to Make Realistic Cast and Form Shadows
How to Make Realistic Cast and Form Shadows James Gurney’s, “Poet’s Walk” shows the artist's mastery with light and shadow.[...]
Do Better Materials Make You a Better Artist?
Do better materials make you a better artist? Quality products can get expensive, but will save you time, money, and[...]
Oil Painting for Beginners: Grayscale Oil Painting Demo
Oil Painting for Beginners: Grayscale Oil Painting DemoOil painting for beginners must be simplified and clear in order to succeed.[...]
4 Beginner Painting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
4 Beginner Painting mistakes and how you can avoid them There are several mistakes that beginning painters may struggle with,[...]
Is Art School Worth the Cost?
Is Art school worth the cost? Is art school the right choice for you? Read on to find out! (An[...]
Is My Painting Finished?
Is My Painting Finished?It can be difficult to know if a painting is done, but by asking yourself one careful[...]
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[...]
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 painting Mark Carder’s professional still life set up is quite complex, but[...]
5 Oil Painting Techniques You Should Know
Five Oil Painting Techniques You Should know These oil painting techniques can help you begin to create amazing art! At[...]
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[...]
Why Art Education Doesn’t Work
Why Art Education Doesn't Work   Modern day art education has a high rate of failure. If you've seen or[...]
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[...]
How to Photograph a Painting
How to Photograph a Painting  Transformation of a painting by Piper Talladay (pipertalladay.com).  When photographing your artwork it is always[...]
Oil Painting Mediums
Oil Painting Mediums Cups of linseed oil and alkyd lined up at the Hillsborough Art Academy. Medium is a vehicle[...]
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[...]
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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