How to Use Watercolor Pencils

Have a set of watercolor pencils sitting on a shelf collecting dust because you haven’t a clue how to use them? Well I’m guessing since you’re here you’ve decided to dust them off, break open the box and figure out how to use watercolor pencils. “So, do you just wet the pencil to use them?”, is … Read more

How to Make Money from Your Art – A Unique Way

 You’ve been creating art for a while, joined  art clubs, created and sold pieces, did commissions and participated in shows. Maybe you’ve gotten your work into galleries as well. At least, you’re getting a sale or a commission occasionally. Maybe you’re lucky enough to be making a full time income. But maybe it’s a part-time … Read more

How to Sharpen Colored Pencils – Simplified

Sharpened colored pencils

If you work with colored pencils as an art medium, undoubtedly you have experienced the frustration of sharpening your colored pencil in a handheld sharpener and it keeps breaking again and again. It’s broken down to the wood with no visible pigment showing. The electric pencil sharpener manufacturers say not to sharpen colored pencils in … Read more

Basic Colored Pencil Techniques – Improve Your Colored Pencil Art

Colored Pencil has certainly risen in popularity over the past decade with the advent of coloring books for adults. It is a wonderful medium that is fun to use, relatively easy to learn and has been touted as being very relaxing. Whether you are an avid colorist who wants to go to the next level, … Read more

Art – the Expressions of Life

EXPRESSING LIFE I truly believe that art is expressing life around us whether we are creating portraits of people, houses or pets, still life, florals, landscapes, waterscapes, etc. From the moment that first stroke of a pencil, pastel or brush meets the art surface to the last, the journey of each piece is unique and … Read more