Resources And Tools For Artists

Resources And Tools For Artists

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Readers often ask me what tools and artist resources I use for getting things done, managing money, educating myself, and running this blog. I’ve created this page so you have a handy reference to those resources. This page will evolve over time as I discover new resources, so I’d recommend bookmarking it!

If you’re looking to create a well-rounded, successful artistic experience, you can’t go wrong with any of these.

Most of the artist resources here are completely free. Of the few that aren’t, some contain Amazon affiliate links. If you use them, I’ll get a small commission — though there is no extra cost to you. I recommend these resources because I use them myself and have a lot of experience with them. Remember that for each resource, there are other options out there – these are simply what I use and love. Again, most of the links on this page are completely free and require no payment or investment on your part.

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Are you ready to do a deep dive into understanding the differences in the many artist oil paint brands? Have you been confused by all the manufacturers and their claims? Would you like to know how quality in oil paints is determined? Have you ever wondered what is opacity, transparency and permanence and how those things affect your painting?

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If you have a resource that you have found helpful, please let me know, and I will share it with my readers. I am always looking to provide as much helpful information as possible on this page.