Reproducing Your Artwork

I’ve been considering reproducing my paintings, and I’ve started researching how to go about that. There are two methods; you can either use photography or digital scanning. Since I don’t own a good camera and I know nothing about photography, …
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Mixing Greens

Where I live, we’ve seen nothing but white and brown for some time now. It’s either a white winter wonderland or when the snow melts, it’s a drab landscape in shades of brown. I’ve started daydreaming of greens in their …
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Creative Gifts For Artists

Are you still looking for an artsy present for the ‘starving artist’ on your holiday gift list? Here are some great gift ideas that any artist will appreciate! Whether you’re looking for something practical, useful or just a whimsical memento, …
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Thanksgiving Craft Books For Kids

You’ve put away the Halloween decorations and most of the candy has been eaten. That means it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving. While you’re busy making preparations for your annual cooking fest, take some time to plan some craft …
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Kids’ DIY Halloween Masks

If you and your little ones are all about creating your own Halloween masks, it’s time to get started! All you need is a few art supplies and assorted embellishments, along with youthful creativity to fashion fun and funky Halloween …
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Fall Leaf Printing For Kids

Autumn has arrived and with it the ever-present chore of raking leaves. After the leaves have been gathered into piles and the ensuing leaping and cavorting into them has lost its appeal, have the kids gather a few of the …
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Painting Flesh Tones

Painting portraits is a whole other level of painting proficiency. First, you have to be able to create a recognizable likeness of your subject. Then, you need to be able to produce flesh tones that are comparable to the coloration …
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Storing Wet Oil Paintings

Don’t you just love working with oil paints? You can spend time messing around with a complex detail without worrying that it will dry mid-brush stroke. You can leave your painting, come back at another time and still have the …
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Fun With Rock Crayons

It seems like crayons have always been the same. Thin sticks of colored wax, covered with paper that quickly lose their point and more than likely break when put under too much pressure. Well, here’s a new twist on an …
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