How to Choose the Right Watercolor Paper

What exactly makes a paper the right selection for use as a watercolor or fluid media surface? Paper is paper, is paper… right? Start With the Sizing Start with the sizing—and no, we don’t mean actual measurements. “Sizing” is a crucial treatment to papers, making them suitable for watercolor. While the sheet is being formed … Continue reading How to Choose the Right Watercolor Paper »


How to Paint or Draw From a Photo

Whether you’re just learning to draw or have been painting for years, there’s always something new to observe. This is especially true when you’re working with a subject for the first time. A photograph of a person, object, or landscape can be a valuable reference to consult as you work on getting the outline, proportions, … Continue reading How to Paint or Draw From a Photo »


How to Design Your Own Color Wheel

Making a color wheel is a fun project for artists of all ages. A color wheel shows you exactly what your paints will look like when mixed in equal proportions. This is great for beginners as they learn to mix colors and understand how complementary and analogous colors work together in a design. For more … Continue reading How to Design Your Own Color Wheel »


How to Price Your Art

The value of art reaches beyond dollars and cents. Whether you’re a Sunday painter or a qualified fine artist with a living to make, you know that the feelings and meaning you put into your work are impossible to quantify. It’s also tough to put a figure on the labor you put into each piece. … Continue reading How to Price Your Art »