Art Blog Posts- Tips, Tutorials and Encouragement for Artists

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In this watercolor pencil tutorial, I share my process and favorite techniques for painting a realistic rose. I explain how to layer pigment to increase contrast and develop a wide range of values needed for realistic results.
How to Paint a Realistic Pink Rose
In this watercolor pencil tutorial, I share my process and favorite techniques for painting a realistic rose. I explain how to layer pigment to increase contrast and develop a wide range of values needed for realistic results.
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Ireland for Art Lovers
Traveling to Ireland? Discover the places you must visit if you're an artist or art lover. Don't miss out on visiting these amazing galleries and museums!
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Understanding Watercolor Paper Sizing: A Beginner's Guide
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Color plays a huge role in drawings and paintings because it helps us create balanced, aesthetic compositions that effectively communicate a mood, message, idea or story. Learn about color psychology and how you can use color to improve your art, with this blog post. Psychology Art Creative, Color Theory Art Lessons, Psychology Project, Color Theory Painting, Human Behavior Psychology, Element Of Art, Beginner Drawing Lessons, Famous Artworks, Improve Drawings
Color Psychology and It's Use in Art
Color plays a huge role in drawings and paintings because it helps us create balanced, aesthetic compositions that effectively communicate a mood, message, idea or story. Learn about color psychology and how you can use color to improve your art, with this blog post.
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Watercolor Still Life With 4 Colors
In this blog post, I explain why I love using limited color schemes when painting with watercolor. I share a realistic still life painting time-lapse where I take you through my process for realistic apples using only 4 colors.
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Loose Abstract Floral Watercolor Tips
In this blog post and video, I provide some of my best tips for painting beautiful abstract florals with watercolor. I share a time lapse of a painting process, too.
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Figurative vs. Abstract Art
Learn the difference between figurative/representational vs. abstract art and why all artists should explore both at different points in their journeys.
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Watercolor vs. Gouache Differences
In this blog post, I explain the differences between watercolor and gouache. Decide which painting medium is best for you and advance your skills faster with this must-know information.
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Wet on Wet vs. Wet on Dry Watercolor Techniques
Essential watercolor techniques to practice for faster growth. Thorough blog post for beginner artists explaining wet on wet and wet on dry techniques! Video demo included.
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Mastering Watercolor Techniques: Wet-on-Wet and Wet-on-Dry
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How to Handle Criticism as an Artist
In this thorough blog post, I explain why healthy criticism is an essential part of an artist's journey and how to handle input on your art as a pro. I also explain how to provide constructive critique on other's work.
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How to Make Time for Art as a Busy Person
In this blog post, I share my best tips to help you make your art practice a habit, even as a busy person.
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Worst Habits Keeping You Stuck as an Artist
In this blog post, I share the 5 worst habits that may be keeping you stuck as an artist. Avoid these mistakes to make faster progress!
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How to Draw Eyes Graphite Drawing Tutorial
In this beginner's tutorial, I share my process for drawing believable eyes with graphite pencils. I explain how to create a preliminary outline drawing that shows believable proportions and shapes, and how to layer graphite for depth and realism.
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How to Take Your Own Art Reference Photos
It's very important that artists take their own art reference photos, as opposed to relying on other's images. This will provide greater control, and you'll make sure your work is completely original. In this blog post, I provide practical tips to make it faster and easier.