Wilson Bickford is a popular art instructor who is ready to shed some light on one of the oldest art mediums: oil.
Hanging and displaying art and photographs baffles many, but there is a simple art gallery industry formula that you can learn to help you professionally hang your artwork.
Can you add a little vodka to your paint so that it doesn’t freeze when you’re urban sketching and painting en plein air? Find out here.
What tax deductions can artists take? Leonard D. Duboff of the The DuBoff Law Group addresses this question for artists and their art business.
Please explain lightfast paint. To what degree are finished works in the various media (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel and so forth) affected by direct or indirect sunlight? Why does protective glass seem to be recommended more for some media than others?
What are the main differences between Western and Eastern watercolor techniques and how have cultural and geographical backgrounds influenced these differences?
Asian art papers—often called "rice papers"—are painting papers made in China, Japan and Korea for ink/brush painting. These papers are made from a great variety of plant fibers besides rice stalks. They come in various thicknesses and sizes, and have different degrees of absorbency.
To a large extent, the success of the presentation of your paintings and drawings literally hangs on the hardware you choose. A little knowledge could save your art!
There is an unrelenting sentiment among some artists, collectors, and critics that making money from making art robs the “artiste” of the purity of making art for art’s sake. Those who think this way seem to think it’s not possible to create art that is aesthetically pleasing, if not perfect, while also making art...
Whether on a computer screen or in print, images are rendered in only a few colors. Computer monitors use three colors (RGB); printers use four colors (CMYK). When choosing one color system over the other, there are certain things to keep in mind.
There are five big legal aspects you should understand if you want to be a professional artist. Ignore any one of these, and you may end up in some legal hot water.