Hot Vs. Cold Press Watercolor Paper

You’ve probably heard the terms cold press or hot press watercolor paper but are not exactly sure what that means and what would be best for you. I remember when I started using watercolor pencils (which requires watercolor paper), I purchased cold press simply because it was more popular and have happily used it for … Read more

How to Sell My Art – A Beginner’s Guide

If you clicked on this article to read, you are probably thinking about selling your artwork but just don’t know how to go about it. Are galleries or shops the right way? Online? Art shows or sales? And what about promotion? Website, social media etc.? Yes, all of the above are options! I know, I … Read more

Adult Coloring Benefits Plus 6 Books

The adult coloring craze! According to Wikipedia,, 2012 and 2013 was when adult coloring books began to be successful. But it would be 3 years later that their popularity just exploded! And believe it or not, yours truly even published a coloring book in 2012 just before it became popular titled, “Coloring for the Joy … Read more

What Not to Say to an Artist

The work of an artist is hard work. Whether we create for representation, shows, commissions, teaching, etc., it’s work! Often, we’re recognized for it with lots of positivity for which we are grateful. It is our mission to please the viewer after all. And we work very hard to do just that. But, we have … Read more