Category: Improve Your Paintings!

6 Thoughts About Color

Color is one of the things artists love about painting, but it can also be one of the most frustrating. There are lots of “rules” out there which try to make sense of it and they are a good starting point, but ultimately every artist, as with most […]

8 Things An Artist Should Never Do

1, Don’t be too happy with your work. Too much self-satisfaction will stop your ability to improve and learn. 2. Don’t be too discouraged with your work. Being too down on yourself makes it impossible to evaluate your work objectively. 3. Don’t think that detail=quality. It doesn’t, despite […]

3 Great Art Blogs

Here are the links to three art blogs I really like. There are a lot of them out there, but unfortunately too many artists don’t post regularly or don’t do much other than occasionally post images of their work. These three stand out for quality of content and […]

4 One-Hour Paintings

Artists need to do the equivalent of playing scales sometimes. I was reminded of that recently when an artist friend on Facebook posted about being frustrated by a plein air painting she had struggled with and then commented on how she wanted to get “looser”, a common wish […]