Improve Your Drawing and Painting Skills in 30 Days

Want to know one of the best things I did to improve my painting and drawing? It wasn’t taking art lessons and workshops, although they were a huge help. It wasn’t spending money on new brushes or a better brand of oil paints. It wasn’t reading every blog post I could find on painting. I […]

Review: Henri Matisse ‘In Search of True Painting’ at the Metropolitan

There is an incredible exhibition going on until March 17  at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. “Henri Matisse: In Search of True Painting” is a true retrospective of the artist’s life and work. Most people do not realize how much Matisse struggled with his painting throughout his career.  He constantly reworked, […]

Starting a Successful Art Blog – You Only Get to Keep What You Give Away

Have you ever thought about what was at the heart of a successful art blog? Have you ever wondered about the real essence of an art blog, what are the guiding and underlying principles that will make it a true success? A lot of artists out there trying to start up their art blog and […]

Review of Crucifixion Corpus Hypercubus by Salvador Dali

Crucifixion Corpus Hypercubus by Salvador Dali is one of the most beautiful works of the modern era.  The painting is currently displayed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In Crucifixion Corpus Hypercubus, Christ is depicted hovering above checkerboard field that flows out toward an infinite horizon.  The turned face of Christ […]

Artists – Do You Always Insist on Yourself?

“Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation, but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous half-possession. That which each can do best, none but his maker can teach him.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson Do you ever […]

Plein Air Landscape Oil Painting (Part 2)

This blog is Part 2 in a series on Plein air landscape oil painting.  To see Part 1, click here: Plein Air Landscape Painting in Oils. I call this phase of the painting the Setup. In this phase of the painting I am trying to establish the most important elements of the composition. I work […]

Secrets of New York City Art Galleries: Chelsea Arts District

The Chelsea Arts District in Manhattan is one of the most vital and vibrant art districts in the world. There are around 1,500 art galleries in New York City operating at any given time. In Manhattan you find them in Soho, Tribecca, Chelsea, The Village, the Lower East Side, and on 57th Street. There are […]

Why Some Artists Will Almost Certainly Prosper in the New Economy

“Come, my friends, ‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world.”  – Tennyson There is revolution in the air. Unless you have spent the last four or so years on Mars you can’t have missed the restless loss of direction of the western world as it has struggled to make sense of the momentous […]

10 Best Tips for Choosing and Using Color in Your Home

Want to liven up a dull room with color but not sure where to start? Use these helpful tips to learn how to choose and use color to add interest to any room. Color creates moods — think of a serene aqua bathroom, a cheery yellow breakfast nook, or a kid’s room done in energetic […]

7 Simple Keys to Successful Art Blogging

Are you ready to take the plunge toward successful art blogging. A blog for artists is a great tool for being found online and gaining a larger audience for your work. Blogs are ideal because they can be completely free, search engines love them, they are easy to start and simple to manage. Many artists […]

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