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Bringing painting into the third dimension

“Currently, it makes more sense to me to build a painting rather than have something blank that I will then fill in with marks.” Meet Dan Gunn, the 30-year-old artist …

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How to Use a Photo Reference in Your Art

Memorize the scene before you paint Don’t forget that when you want to transform a photo into a painting, first look at the scene, person, or composition with your own …

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Picture Framing: What’s the Right Hardware for Your Frame?

The Skinny on Screws The most basic piece of picture-hanging hardware is the screw, the size of which is based on shaft dimensions (gauge) and threading. To simplify the identification …

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Best Ways for Young Artists to Promote their Art

In the digital era, it is very important for artists to establish a digital presence. There are many reliable methods to achieve this and having a regularly updated blog is …

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How to Protect Images of Your Artwork From Being Stolen Online

Here are three things that people TRY to do to keep their artwork safe: Disable right-clicking on images Many art website providers will tell you that disabling the right-click option …

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How to Transport Fine Art

Transporting fine art requires safe handling along with protection. Every time a piece of art is conveyed from one place to another it is subject to the risk of being …

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Five Ways to Protect Your Valuable Artwork

Many art investors are concerned about the appropriate storage of valuable artwork. There are a few techniques and precautions you can take to ensure that your artwork remains as viable …

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5 Amazing Examples of Landscaping as Art

Your landscape design can be a spectacular example of living art. When you plan your design, decide on what type of artistic presentation you want to convey with your landscaping …

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Watercolor Painting Techniques for Beginners

I’ve never been a real big fan of warming up. Not when I’m exercising or (trying to) sing or write calligraphy or anything else I’ve dabbled in. No, I’m more …

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Become an Expert in Color Theory and Color Mixing

Readers are always asking for more instruction and painting methods surrounding color, which is not surprising considering how crucial color, the color wheel, and mixing colors are to a successful work of art. …

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