Turn Towards the Light for Awesome Photographs

Welcome to Part 2 in this series on taking better photographs, and making better art. Click here if you missed Part 1, Seeing the Light for Better Photographs.   Again, this series is not just for photographers, but for anyone who creates art in the home. Portrait and still life painters will also benefit from these […]

Seeing the Light for Better Photographs

I’m going to post a few blog articles about how to make better photographs. Photographs and oil painting sometimes go together because lots of the ideas for one cross over into the other. So if you are a photographer, you are going to love these next few articles on photographs. If you’re a painter, you will […]

Bionic Rats, Hyper-Evolution and the Future of Your Art Business

At first… it was just genetically modified rats. Then it was genetically modified rats with Monster energy drinks. Then it was genetically modified rats with energy drinks & bionic arms and legs. Then the rats got nuclear reactors. Then they got GPS. With smart phones and internet connections. Then they got Rat Rockets and Rat […]

9 Top Oil Paints Rated for the Serious Artist

Are you a serious oil painter and would like the top oil paints rated? Have you ever found yourself in front of the rows and rows of oil paints unable to decide which ones were best suited for you? Are you confused by the many manufacturers of oil paints and their claims? 9 Top Oil […]

Resources And Tools For Artists

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 […]

Improve Your Drawing and Painting Skills in 30 Days

Want to know one of the best things I did to improve my oil 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. […]

Computer Pants, Sunsets and the 4-Foot Commute

A few musings on a pleasant afternoon in late November… I’m looking out my home office window right now at an absolutely gorgeous sunset. The Creator is really showing off. And I get to kick back, put my feet on my desk, and savor the equinoctial majesty. My friend David called me from his car […]

Calm in a Burning House

Do you constantly put yourself in impossible situations – simply because you’re eager and hungry for adventure and success – and then you find those situations get really unpleasant at times? I am always pressing MY envelope. I’m always taking risks to maximize what I can achieve. And that is scary. I constantly put myself […]

The Best Way For Artists to Make Money Online

I’m all about giving it to you straight. The #1 reason online artists fail is because they never find a way to make money. Plain and simple, if you want to want to be a successful online Artist/Entrepreneur, you have to create a business that generates revenue. If you are looking to provide value to […]

Is Your Traffic Obsession a Cry for Help?

“It’s five times more expensive to sell to a new customer than it is to sell to an existing one.” We’ve all heard the cliché hundreds of times, right? And yet, most entrepreneurs would rather spend time and money chasing after new customers. Getting us to focus on conversion and follow-up and selling to current […]

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