What is gesso, and why would you use it? Abstract artist and author Jo Toye explains the benefits here.
Lee Hammond answers an art business question on the value of oils, watercolors, pastels, and drawings.
You already know that there’s a plethora of techniques for using acrylic paint. The medium has to go onto something, though, and so it’s no surprise that one common question is: “What can you use acrylic paint on?” Never fear–as always, we have the answers for you. Michael Skalka addresses this in the newest...
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!