Self-Portraits – Can We Ever Know Why Artists Make Them?

Any of the world-famous painters you can name have represented themselves in self-portraits. The list of prolific of self-painters is lead by Rembrandt and Vincent Van Gogh. This article will focus on the one who is considered by many to be the one who most affects us on the human, emotional level.

Silk Painting Can Be Made Into A Profitable Business

It is difficult to make a living from art, even silk painting. Most artists work towards an exhibition where they can display and sell their art. But this means that the gallery and framer earn as much as the artist. The main way to build an income is to commercialise your work. This means that you paint to suit what the customer wants, rather than what you want to produce. And the marketing of your product is very different too. You do not necessarily depend on an exhibition but may decide to sell via retail outlets and/or the Internet.

How Do You Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing?

Okay, be honest… have you ever felt as if you have been drained of all your creative juices? Can’t seem to find your mojo? Drawing a blank for your next project? Need to be rejuvenated? Well, here are some ideas on how to clear your mind and get those creative juices flowing again!

3 Tips for Painting With Pastels

When using your dry pastel sticks, follow these three easy tips to ensure that your paintings keep the clearest, cleanest colors. These simple words of advice can keep your painting bright and sharp. Failing to heed any one of them can lead to a muddied, grayed-out work.

How to Be a Creative Artist

You have a blank piece of paper or canvas and the urge to create something, but where do you start? Being creative is harder than you think, This article gives you a few ideas to get you started.

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