Congratulations to our September Artist of the Month, Jim Smither! He was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! His painting Bicycle Society – Amersterdam is below. Keep scrolling to read more about the artist’s trips abroad and how his education has helped his creativity evolve! Richmond, Virginia ~ jimsmitherfineart.com I grew up in Richmond, Virginia and...
Being a creative entrepreneur can have bipolar effects--it takes a balancing effort worthy of the Wallendas to stay humble and yet simultaneously broadcast to the world that you’re talented and your art is worth buying.
Just for fun! If you enjoy funny artist jokes, check out our list, "If Artists Wrote Country Songs."
What is a focal point in art? Learn what it is and how to make a strong focal point with this painting advice from Johannes Vloothuis.
While I never advise using cheap, inferior art supplies, I do have my tricks. Before you go off bargain shopping, let me tell you what not to do.
Pete Scully said that when he discovered the growing trend of sharing urban sketches with other artists online, his passion for drawing was reignited, and so began the birth of this book that’s guaranteed to inspire others.
A list of 20 helpful working habits that will improve your success in the studio and in art business.
One of the great advantages of oil paint, beyond its inherent richness of value and color depth due the pigment's suspension in oil, is the ability to apply it thickly--to create an impasto surface effect. The term impasto originates from the Italian word pasta, which means "paste." When associated to painting, it signifies a...
See how watercolor artist Shirley Trevena creates paintings on her own terms, and be inspired.
Love to draw with colored pencils? Lee Hammond shares three unexpected surfaces on which to create colored pencil art.
The wave of doodle art--drawing and coloring it--is growing. Here's why.