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Find inspiration close to home on ARTiful, painting demos by Sandrine Pelissier

I like to think that everything we like to do in our everyday lives is going to influence more or less what we create and what we paint. Your day to day life and interests can be an interesting source of inspiration, sometimes in a conscious way sometimes we just realize the influence of our experiences afterwards. Here are a few […] Read More

Drawing with a grid

Artists might work from imagination or from reference pictures, sometimes mixing a bit of both. When working from a reference picture, you might need to scale your drawing so it fits on your canvas and you have a few options to do that: You can use a projector You can print a full size version of your picture and […] Read More

Juried exhibitions, pay to play or opportunity on ARTiful painting demos by Sandrine Pelissier

When you start working as a visual artist, it won’t take you long to realize that there is a lot of competition and that selling original Art is not an easy task. You need to get better at making your art but you also need to spend a lot of time marketing your work. You might also […] Read More

A few ideas to finish and display your mixed media paintings

If you are working on paper, you have a few option to display your paintings on paper, from traditional framing to mounting your paper on board, as well as a few options to protect the paper if you display it unframed. Here are some of the main choices listed. You might also like: How to make your own […] Read More

life drawing techniques and methods

When you are getting started with life drawing, it can be difficult to know where to start. What life drawing techniques to use? What will you have time to do if the pose is short? If the pose is long? Should you look for precision or for individual style in your drawings? You might also be interested in :  Zentangles and […] Read More

how to draw designs with a dipping pen and ink

Using a dipping pen and ink to add patterns to your artwork can seem a bit intimidating at first but it is very easy to draw with a pen and it has many advantages. You might also be interested in: Landscape Watercolor painting with zentangles : Rainforest Imagery I like to add patterns in my works. […] Read More

Not sure? How to try ideas before painting on ARTiful painting demos by Sandrine Pelissier

Hooked on Trees, Acrylic on Canvas For artists, the process of painting can be seen as a cascade of decisions. The decisions start with what to paint on what support and with what medium. Then you have to make a decision for each brushstroke, each color, each correction. The cascade of decisions ends up basically with […] Read More

how to mount yupo paper on board

If you don’t like framing but like to paint on yupo paper, you might be interested in this technique, it allows you to mount yupo paper on board and display your yupo paintings without frames. You might also be interested in: Mounting a Watercolor painting on board.   Here is how to mount yupo paper […] Read More