Photo of Belgian foal

March was a wild month. Unseasonably hot weather, unseasonably cold weather, an unhappy cat. Even a few days in the hospital (my first ever, praise God). I’ve been playing catchup ever since.

I thought I’d scheduled this article in March, only to discover it was unpublished. Well, better late than never.

Three articles were published in March (thanks to the unruly cat). Topics include general art tips, managing paper damage, and a very cool website I discovered in February. Fortunately, all three topics are timeless. I hope you find them helpful and enjoyable.

5 Tips for New and Emerging Artists
I’ve been an artist for a long time but I still remember what it was like to be young and enthusiastic. The world lay at my feet. The sky was the limit! We didn’t have the internet back then and I lived in a rural area. I didn’t know where the nearest museum or gallery was, but that was okay, because I knew about horses and I knew about art and that was all I needed. Read more.

Hiding Scratches, Dents, and Scrapes in Your Good Drawing Paper
One of the worst things that can happen to a work-in-progress is finding a scratch, indent, or scrape in your paper. This is especially frustrating when you’ve worked a long time on a drawing, and it seems like all your hard work is about to go to waste. Here’s some good news—very few of these problems need to be fatal to your work. And today, I’ll show you how to deal with them. Read More.

PaintMyPhoto – Where Artists and Photographers Meet
“When I started PaintMyPhoto, I had no idea if anyone else would be interested in the idea. It turns out quite a few people were.” So says Roy Simmons of the website he started January 27th, 2010. There are presently 23,103 members of Paint My Photo and the number grows daily. What is PaintMyPhoto? Read more.