Category: Art Tips

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 »

Understanding Positive and Negative Space in Art

Handmade watercolor drawing of touristic boat

As you go further in your artistic journey, you will come across many methods, techniques, and terms. Among these are the concepts of positive and negative space. While they are relatively easy to understand, many beginner artists are unaware of these concepts. But understanding positive and negative space can strengthen your skills as an artist… Read more »

Landscape Painting Tips for Beginners

landscape painting of ocean and beach

Whether you’re capturing the beautiful fall foliage or a majestic mountain range, landscape painting is perfect for nature and art lovers. However, landscape painting requires different techniques and methods in order to properly capture nature’s beauty. Here we discuss some top tips for beginners trying their hand at landscape painting. Simplify Oftentimes, artists get caught… Read more »

Acrylic Painting Supplies: What Beginners Should Buy

box of artist paint

When beginners start painting with acrylics, they often rush to the store and buy the wrong supplies or too many supplies. However, as with anything, simple is always best. You don’t need to buy hundreds of art supplies to start your art career. In the beginning, you just need a few simple tools to get… Read more »

5 Painting Surfaces to Try (Other Than Canvas)

Painting on Wood

When learning to paint, you typically start on canvas or paper. But what if you wanted something out of the ordinary? As you advance your skills, you can start experimenting with differing surfaces, including wood, metal, glass, and even books. Read on to learn more: Wood Whether it’s an old dresser or part of a… Read more »