Category: Art Tips

Our Top 2 Tips for Landscape Painting

Landscape painting is a beautiful type of art. Many artists that see a magnificent view understandably want to get it down on their canvas. However, landscape painting can be more difficult than it seems. Here, we provide our top 3 tips to help you with landscape painting: Keep it simple Many beginner artists get lost… Read more »

Shape vs. Form

soccer ball sketch

As you learn to draw or paint, you will soon be introduced to many concepts. One of these concepts is understanding the difference between shape and form. Most beginner artists assume they are the same thing, and while they are related, they are nevertheless different. Here, we discuss the differences between shape and form to… Read more »

What Is Foreshortening?

Vanishing Point is a drawing to which parallel lines appear to converge, it is a point at which receding parallel lines viewed in perspective appear to converge, vintage line drawing or engraving illustration.

As you begin your artistic career, there will be many methods and techniques you will have to master. One of those techniques is foreshortening. Foreshortening is something you will use in every artistic piece, from simple drawings to watercolor paintings. Here, we discuss everything you need to know about foreshortening. What is foreshortening? Foreshortening is… Read more »

How to Critique Your Own Artwork

woman painting artwork on a canvas

Every artist is their own worst critic. However, we can also be blind to our own faults. Critiquing our own artwork is difficult due to our own inherent biases and judgments. But it’s not impossible. Learning how to look at your work critically but compassionately can help you grow as an artist. Here’s how to… Read more »

How to Price Your Artwork

Original oil painting of beautiful golden sunset over ocean beach on canvas.Modern Impressionism, modernism,marinism

When you finish a piece of artwork, you may be tempted to sell it. Doing so will not only put a little extra money in your pocket, but it will also share your artwork with the world. But, how exactly do you price your artwork? What will seem reasonable to the buyer while also providing… Read more »

The Different Types of Color Contrast

color wheel vector illustration

Color contrast is an essential tool when painting. It creates a striking image on the canvas, delineating between two distinct elements. With proper use, you can use color contrast to focus attention on a key element or feature stunning colors. However, color contrast is more complicated than simply placing two contrasting colors next to one… Read more »

How to Name Your Painting

Landscape with houses, watercolor illustration

Every great piece of artwork has a name, so it’s only right that you name your own pieces as well! However, this can be a daunting task for some artists. After all, how do you name something you’ve poured your heart and soul into? It needs to be perfect to reflect the work you’ve put… Read more »

The Different Types of Artist Palettes

Wooden art palette with blobs of paint

An artist palette is a handy tool for any painter to have. While we mostly think of the old, wooden palettes, there are actually several varieties out on the market. Here, we discuss the different types of artist palettes so you can choose the right one. Traditional wood If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…. Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Selling Prints of Your Artwork

collection of art prints on wall

No one can replicate the feeling of having an original piece of artwork. However, not all of us are fortunate enough to have original artwork, especially if the one piece we love is not available for sale. As an artist, you may have come across customers asking for prints of your artwork. You’ve debated the… Read more »

How to Paint Color Gradations

color gradation on blue sky

Color gradation is how you transition from one color to the next. Your painting is filled with color gradations. Some are sharp, with clear boundaries that delineate one object from another. Others, however, are smooth and subtle, building the color change gradually instead of all at once. The nature of your color gradations will depend… Read more »