Talk to any artist about art materials and three topics always come up: Price, quality and availability. One art materials retailer promises to quickly improve all of those issues. Art Savings Club is a South African art supply store that is using its online presence to bring affordable and top quality art supplies to local artists.
I talk to Andre Ruthven, owner of Art Savings Club, about this welcome initiative.
One area of the painting process that shakes the confidence of most beginners is how to mix color. For this reason many artists opt to buy every tube color they think may come in handy. Unfortunately this becomes an expensive and frustrating exercise. Especially since fancy tube colors are seldom used or required.
In this painting tutorial I am going to shed light on one important color mixing topic. One that will help painting beginners unlock new potential when mixing paint colors. Plus watch the step by step painting demonstration video below.
Ideally you should start each day inspired to paint your finest work. New subjects come to mind during the night and fire you up to begin your new masterpiece. Unfortunately the reality is many artists quickly lose ideas and inspiration for painting. Life's mundane chores and routines get in the way. But there are ways to keep yourself inspired with new ideas for months at a time.
In this article we look at great ways to keep your creative juices flowing. Plus a visit to the Bathurst Agricultural Show (2018) provides me with many new subject ideas.
Do you struggle to find a breakthrough in your painting skills? You know that feeling that there are painting secrets to unravel, but you cannot find them? It can be frustrating when you want to grow your skills, but there is something missing. And you need the answers now. Yup, I know that feeling well.
Recently I had the pleasure of being a guest on Alexis Fedor's Artists in Business podcast. In this episode I talk about how I went about looking for these answers.
How do you confront this issue? No matter what your art may be. Painting, writing, acting, stand-up or any of the many ways talented people express themselves. There is one thing that each must confront. It is significant when you show your art to others. But when you look at making your art into a business then you must face and overcome this hurdle.
In this article I am going to reveal the number one hurdle for profitable creative businesses. Plus a private Facebook group that you can join to help with the process.
Interested in taking a painting workshop with me? My next two day workshop is on 14-15 June 2018 in Port Alfred. A full learning experience packed with essential tips and painting practice awaits you when you join the workshop. Find out more about the workshop and how to reserve your spot.
Do you feel the pull to take up painting for the first time? Or do you want to rekindle your painting experiences from years ago? If so it is likely that you are considering acrylic painting as the answer. I know I did. You may be wondering if acrylics will make it simpler for you to start painting again? Consider it no more. I have put together the beginners course for acrylic painting just for you.
Oil paints are a nightmare of muddy paint, ruined clothing and solvent induced illnesses. Some of which may even be fatal. If the beginner should escape the grim reaper then madness will stalk her until she sees reason. Like painting with watercolors for instance?
Want to paint more in 2018? Feeling stuck and need to explore new painting methods? Perhaps you have never painted in oils or acrylics before and want to learn the essential basics? You will cover all of these and more on my two-day painting workshops.
Here is what we will be doing:
How many people resolve to get fitter in the New Year? I'm guessing a lot. Maybe you too? I know that I did resolve to exercise regularly from January onwards. Guess what happened?
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