Identifying Your Market

The best ways to find your customers It seems like the most obvious question to ask when people come to me about how to sell art, but the main question has to be who is going to buy your work. If you know that you can plan your path fairly easily, whether that is specific…

Leib Chigrin: Life in Dots

Illustration taken to the next level Leib’s works are really spectacular, when you first see them you are interested in the subjects, and the style is certainly attention getting. It isn’t until you actually check out in detail his work you realise it is done in ink and small dots. Yes really they are tiny…

Latest Work – Johnny Depp – In Progress

So it is probably clear that I am a big Keith Richards fan, however an actor I really admire, who has been in the news recently, based his most famous character off him. Johnny Depp is guy with attitude and no fakeness. What you see is what you get with him, and by all accounts…

John Lennon – My Painting

A Picture That Says A Thousand Words I have so far strayed away from talking about my own paintings, of course I have many paintings that I have produced over the years, many are personal favourites for one reason or another. This picture of John Lennon is a picture I have done many variants of,…

Buying Art Materials Cheap

Is a Bargain Really Just That? Ok, so we know that buying new gear is expensive. As a family man I have spent years trying to save money on materials, brushes and paints. One option nowadays is to consider buying your materials online, and many people are turning to online auctions. I have made my…

Does Cloud Painting Have a Silver Lining

When you ask a child to paint a cloud or a sky more often than not you will either get blue or white fluffy clouds. Yet any evening you can see the colour of the clouds change from minute to minute, even during the day, a detailed look will show you that there are purples,…

Should You Go To Art School?

Is Art School Right For You? Obviously we sell our own courses for learning to paint, however using an online course or videos is not the only way to learn. The more traditional, and in fact the way I tried, is to go to art school. There are many options, you can go to school…

Copying Artwork

When is it OK to Copy Somebody’s Art? Interesting article on how to stop someone copying your artwork. However as new or beginner artists it is important that we are aware of the inherent issues of copying other peoples work. Of course if you are copying for your own purpose then that is fine, if…

Some Creative Ways to Improve Your Mixed Media Work

Some Creative Ways to Improve Your Mixed Media Work Some really neat tips here if you are doing mixed media painting. For those of you who don’t know what mixed media is, it basically means using different types of art materials, that could mean a pen and watercolour, using pastels with oil or acrylics, or…

New iOS App – Learn to Paint

We have recently created a new app for the iOS platform (iPad and iPhone). We have daily articles, videos and apps you can get for free by signing up to our email list (we never spam or sell your email), we also offer a premium paid for service with our videos. At the moment the…