I was recently watching one of Mark Carder’s excellent Q&A videos on YouTube, in which he discusses the phenomenon known as ‘the artist’s curse.’ Continue reading
As a “self-taught” artist, the most effective way to learn is by doing – practice, practice and more practice.
But it’s also important to learn from others with more experience whenever you get the chance.
Back in 2011, I wrote a blog post on another blog of mine, entitled 16 Things You Can Do Today to Get Your Artwork Noticed.
This quickly became the most popular post on the site, with around 80 comments, and hundreds of tweets and likes.
People really liked having practical tips they could put into action immediately, and it seemed some of them were ideas they had never considered before.
Things have changed somewhat in the last few years, so I thought it was about time for a follow-up post, so without further ado, here are another 10 things you can do today to get your artwork noticed: Continue reading
I thought I’d share some process shots from a portrait I painted recently, and describe my painting process. Continue reading
How many times have you looked at a piece of artwork online, and seen a big ugly watermark slapped right across it? Continue reading
I’ve felt like my painting style has loosened up quite a bit in the last few weeks, at least compared to how I used to paint a few years ago.
But I still feel it’s important to prevent the tightness creeping back in. Continue reading