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Articles covering a wide range of art and culture topics, from history of art to reviews along with general arts news and issue of interest to contemporary artists and art lovers alike.

How Artists Use Palette Knives

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A palette knife have become a vital part of the painter’s arsenal. Promoted from life as a lowly paint mixer, it has become more commonly associated with oil painters looking to increase the texture and marks of paintings. Types of…

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Art Trends and How to Spot Them

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Following art trends should not be about constantly adapting your work to what’s in vogue in hopes of landing more sales. Instead, understanding trends can help you make smart tweaks to your art business practice to ensure your success. What…

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How Professional Artists Use Watercolors

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Watercolor painting has a reputation as being for hobby painters only, while artists pat themselves on the back using “proper” paints like acrylic and oils. But this medium has a long and proud history in art going back centuries. What…

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What Does Artificial Intelligence Mean for Artists?

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Depending on who you listen to, artificial intelligence (AI) is threatening to replace us all or will revolutionize the way we live for the better. But what does it mean for artists right now? What is AI? Artificial intelligence is…

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A Guide to Threads Social Media Channel for Artists

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As you’ve likely heard, a new social media channel has joined the fray. Threads is a text-based conversation app focused on live chat and content sharing and has been designed to sit alongside Instagram. Forget the arguments between the two…

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The Art of Point Perspective: Techniques and Famous Examples

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Point perspective is one of the first things you are taught about in art and is fundamental to the history of Western art. It is a device that convinces the eye a flat surface has depth. To draw the eye…

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What Is Line Art: Techniques and How to Get Started

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In art we tend to think of drawing as a starting point, with sketches that lead to finished work in paint, stone or plaster. But drawing is visual art in its own right, with a long rich history. And try…

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The Best Art Competitions in America and How to Enter Them

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Art competitions are a great way for artists to promote themselves and their artwork with the chance for exposure, exhibitions and even cash prizes. Thousands of art competitions in America are taking place in 2023 with a focus on painting,…

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Increase Your Art Income with Digital Downloads

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Prints are the fastest-growing segment of the art market—and selling digital downloads allows buyers to purchase your work and print it themselves. Whether it’s art classes or selling greeting cards, successful artists know they need to exploit all the ways…

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How Artists Should Use Social Media

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For many artists, using social media to advertise their artwork is already a significant part of their routine. But starting up artist social media accounts can be confusing and daunting, especially when working with more than a dozen social media…

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