Category: Art General

  • What To Paint On Canvas – Overcome Artist Block (Simple Ideas)

    What To Paint On Canvas – Overcome Artist Block (Simple Ideas)

    Painting on canvas can be a great way to express creativity, overcome artist’s block, and create something unique. If you’re out of ideas on what to paint, here are some inspiring suggestions that could help get your creative juices flowing. Not only have I listed what to paint on canvas but if you keep reading […]

  • Golden Fluid Acrylics Vs High Flow Acrylics (Quickly Answered)

    Golden Fluid Acrylics Vs High Flow Acrylics (Quickly Answered)

    What’s the difference between Golden Fluid Acrylics and High Flow Acrylics? In this post, we’ll quickly answer the question of golden fluid acrylics vs high flow acrylics and also explore the potential benefits of using each. So, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, read on to learn more about these popular acrylic paint […]

  • Floating Medium Vs Pouring Medium – Answer Delivered A Little Differently

    Floating Medium Vs Pouring Medium – Answer Delivered A Little Differently

    When comparing floating medium vs pouring medium we need to be aware that while the terms are used interchangeably by some artists, floating medium and pouring medium are two different types of mediums used in art paints. While floating medium is typically used for traditional painting techniques such as brush stroking, pouring medium is often […]

  • Do Oil Pastels Dry Out? How To Make Sure They Don’t

    Do Oil Pastels Dry Out? How To Make Sure They Don’t

    Using oil pastels in artwork offers a different range of colors, textures, and applications than using any type of paint. Made with the same oil as oil paints as a binding agent, I often wondered do oil pastels dry out? As I have stated in other posts, I have been using oil pastels for over […]

  • How Long Do Oil Pastels Last? They Never Expire (Tested)

    How Long Do Oil Pastels Last? They Never Expire (Tested)

    Oil pastels are a remarkable artistic medium that are made with pigments, wax, and non-drying oil. The pigments and binders are formed into small sticks that are easy to handle for maximum efficacy when drawing. Using high quality substances gives them certain qualities that can increase their longevity greatly depending on the materials used to […]

  • Charcoal Fixative Alternative – More Money Saving Tips

    Charcoal Fixative Alternative – More Money Saving Tips

    Whether you are interested in beginning to draw using charcoal or you are an experienced charcoal artist, understanding the way charcoal behaves is important. Charcoal has distinct characteristics that make it ideal for sketching and drawing, but those same qualities made it difficult to preserve. Which is why you need a charcoal fixative but what […]

  • Can You Paint Over Varnished Canvas – More Money Saving Tips

    Can You Paint Over Varnished Canvas – More Money Saving Tips

    Maybe you have a painting that you thought was finished, and you applied a coat of varnish. Then, you discover that you forgot to sign it, or you’re not satisfied with one area of the painting. What do you do? Can you paint over varnished canvas to repair your painting? Well, the answer is ”it […]

  • Wax Pastels Vs Oil Pastels – Which Are Better For You?

    Wax Pastels Vs Oil Pastels – Which Are Better For You?

    Wax and oil pastels are worthy mediums to use when you are making art. I’ve found after of years of working with both, that there are many similarities between them, though there are several differences, as well. So when it comes to wax pastels vs oil pastels what are are we comparing? Wax pastels (or […]

  • Compare: Dip Pen Vs Fountain Pen – Surprisingly Not The Same

    Compare: Dip Pen Vs Fountain Pen – Surprisingly Not The Same

    There’s a lot of confusion about dip pen vs fountain pen. You might think they’re the same thing, but they have several differences. When comparing dip pens with fountain pens these are the key summarized differences: When I’m practicing my cartooning techniques, I prefer a dip pen. It allows me to change the tips or […]

  • What Is A Vanity Gallery? – Popular Vanity Gallery List Here

    What Is A Vanity Gallery? – Popular Vanity Gallery List Here

    There is a big difference between a vanity art gallery and an authentic traditional art gallery. Legitimate traditional galleries make their profits from the sales of art.  Vanity galleries make their profit from upfront fees that are paid by artists to show in them. In this post I will cover what a vanity gallery is compared […]

  • Drawing With Arthritis, Sure Ways To Stop The Pain

    Drawing With Arthritis, Sure Ways To Stop The Pain

    Arthritis is a pain, literally and figuratively. It can hit anyone at any age and is not just for old people. For artists, drawing with arthritis can be an especially difficult thing to deal with, as it affects our ability to produce art. I have suffered from not only arthritis but also carpal tunnel syndrome […]