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What music puts you in the creative mood?

What’s Your Song?

Music Time! Name the Tune That Puts You in the Creative Mood One of the questions I love to ask artists is what type of music puts them in the creative mood, or if they have a particular song that is their art anthem. From there the conversation usually diverts to talking about audio books,...

pouring acrylic paint wash pour

Finish Your First Perfect Painting

Contemporary acrylic paintings often showcase a wide variety of special effects. Many of those effects can be achieved by pouring acrylic paint. Pouring is a great way to smooth out unwanted texture, get marbleized effects, rich colored glazes, and add some fun to your painting process. Although pouring is a relatively simple technique, it...

The Chamber by Vincent van Gogh, oil painting. The work shoes one-point perspective, with a vanishing point at the bottom right window pane, roughly.

The Rules of One-Point Perspective Always Stay True

You Can Tilt Your Head, Wink, Blink or Rub Your Eyes — It Won’t Change a Thing It’s nice to have a few things in our changing world that stay constant. The rules of one-point perspective definitely apply. Once you discover what is behind this aspect of linear perspective, you will be able to...