Archives for July 2012

Art in Cuba and the Traveling Painter

There are no starving artists in Cuba. One reason for this is that each person receives food from the government each month: one quarter of a chicken, 5 eggs and 5 pounds each of rice, black beans and sugar. (Sugar is cheap in Cuba and ... Read More...

Make Preliminary Drawings The First Step In Your Portrait Process and Get the Painting Right the First Time

Every portrait painting is the result of a series of steps. Some artists have fewer steps than others, and most artists are eager to grab their paints and dive right into the color process. But those who simply pose their model and start ... Read More...

Uber Umbers and Other Colors from the Earth

Throughout the ages since the very first scrawls were made in caves and tribal hunting events were recorded on walls, people have been using colors made of ochres, umbers, madders, bugs, mummies, minerals, shells, iron oxides, and plants. ... Read More...

Paints, Brushes and Facebook Supports

Facebook could be as important to artists as their favorite supplies. I sensed this when the general manager of a prestigious Scottsdale gallery told me that when all else failed, Facebook helped him locate an artist he wanted to invite ... Read More...

Important Website Considerations for Artists: Part 1 of 3

There is no law that requires you to have a website, no one is forcing you to use a cell phone and no one mandates that you drive a car. But each of these are tools and technologies that enhance the quality of life around us, to the ... Read More...