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Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Art


We are always striving to become better artists. Condensing this big subject…

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10 Helpful Ways to Overcome Spring Fever in the Art Studio


I must admit, I've caught spring fever, a common woe that strikes when the…

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Creating an Earth-Friendly and Healthy Art Studio


Daisy Gazing ©2011 Joanie Springer Years ago, I made the move from Southern…

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How to Paint Sunflowers


Alright I'll admit it. This painting is actually, "off my easel" now and…

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On My Easel #3: From Lemons to Lemonade


On My Easel is a series of articles that records the trials and tribulations of…

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Tips for Painting Water and Reflections


A while back, a reader asked me to share some tips for painting water and the…

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The Making of a Self-Taught Artist – Ludgero Mendonca


guest artist/author: Ludgero Mendonca  My name is Ludgero Mendonca. I was born…

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The Secret to Painting White Objects


Painting white objects in oil or in acrylic is trickier than one might think. A…

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Luminous Egg Tempera – Tips from a Master


Egg tempera painting is traditionally seen as a difficult medium due to it's…

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Water-Mixable Oil Paints: Facts, Tips and Why I Use Them


We have all been taught that ‘oil and water do not mix’ so, how can oil paints…