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Art is all about creativity, but often when a teacher wants to impart information, they forget this basic principle and become very prescriptive about students copying the process or the product exactly. ~ Elena Parashko

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Use Fall Colors in Your Art

Fall brings an explosion of vivid color to nature. Learn how to use these these colors as a powerful tool in your artwork.

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What I learned from spending the day with Julian Schnabel

Brenda Hope Zappitell got to attend a workshop and have her art critiqued by the acclaimed artist.

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Virginia photographer sees success with ominous images

Adam Landis, a 21-year-old Richmond college student, has found beauty capturing what many would call the opposite.

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Teaching others the skills involved in creating works of art, in weekly classes or one-off workshops, can be personally and financially rewarding for artists. ~ Elena Parashko

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You should have a separate bank account for your art. Trying to tease out your art cash flow from your personal bank account numbers is a nightmare. ~Robert Reed

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Artists Use Tangible Talent to Ace Costume Creation

Check out how some artists are using Halloween as a way to express their artistic abilities.

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What Inspires An Artist?

Looking for inspiration in your artwork? Look to these artists who live around the world and see what inspires them.

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18 Surprising Ways to Lure People to Your Website

Making a website is only the first step to selling your artwork online. Check out these tips to help generate eyes on your website and artwork.

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Artist Lori Pratico Captures Energy, Emotion in Portraits

See how one artist rejected the norms of "fitting in" and instead chose a path in art, where she is able to feature those who don't fit the mold in their community.

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You need a budget to make a reasonable decision and then to make the appropriate financial adjustments to support that decision. ~Robert Reed

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Budgets are important because making art is expensive. Even if your materials are cheap (something I have never seen), your time and effort are not. ~Robert Reed

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If you seek more than just improving your art making skills, there are many universities offering “distance education” online, where you can earn a degree. ~Ora Sorensen

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YouTube.com has thousands of videos relating to painting techniques that are shared by artists of all skill levels. ~Ora Sorensen

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If you want to learn new methods and improve your artistic skills, then time, scheduling or location constraints are irrelevant when you use the Internet as your art instructor. ~Ora Sorensen

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From simple tips on wikis to Master of Fine Arts degrees offered by top-rated universities, a myriad of art instruction is available from the comfort of your own sofa. ~Ora Sorensen

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Whether you are a budding artist or a 20-year professional, if you want to improve your skills, seek inspiration, try a new media or genre, or even obtain a degree, there is a place to go for all that — online. ~Ora Sorensen

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The more you learn about the factors that influence color — lighting, white balance, film type, color space, etc. — the easier it will be for you to get consistently great photographs. ~Steve Meltzer

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Today most people have no idea that there are different color palettes available within their cameras. ~Steve Meltzer

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In the universe of color photography, everything has an impact: the colors in the artwork, the lighting, the camera brand, the lens, its coatings, the sensor type, the processor, your computer screen, and even the camera model. ~Steve Meltzer

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