9 Flat Brush Strokes Techniques

If you are just starting painting, don’t be intimidated by all the different shapes and sizes of paintbrushes. You can easily do a lot with a simple flat brush. Let me show you 9 basic brushstrokes you can do with a flat brush of any size – I use a size 6 flat brush – … Read more

Do Oil Pastels Ever Dry?

Oil pastels combine painting and drawing on the go and are such a simple, fun, and versatile medium for beginners and pro artists. But, if you ever tried them, you probably ran into a slight problem… They don’t seem to be drying out… Is it something normal or a mistake you made? In fact, oil … Read more

Advantages and Disadvantages of Acrylic Paint

Acrylic paint is a versatile and fast-drying type of paint made from pigment suspended in an acrylic polymer emulsion. It can be diluted with water to create translucent washes or used straight from the tube for a bold, opaque color. It can be used on a variety of surfaces, including canvas, paper, wood, fabric, and … Read more

Passive Income For Artists: 20 Lucrative Side Hustles

Being an artist was never actually perceived as being rich. Gladly, the internet, galleries, and art boom today make some of us richer. But most of us still struggle and have to keep full-time jobs, take care of our families, manage daily life, and somehow find inspiration and time to make and actively sell art. … Read more

Is Golden Acrylic Paint Worth It? My Review & Test Painting

Over the last 3 years, my painting practice has evolved and I was able to invest in some professional paints, like Golden acrylic paint. I was really intrigued by how praised this brand is, and how they stand out among competitors and never even produce student-grade paints. At the same time, I thought, ain’t no … Read more

Mastering Alla Prima Painting Technique With Acrylics

Alla Prima is not the first technique and let’s be honest, word, that comes to mind when you start painting with acrylics. But what is this and why is this technique really worth trying? (And it is, I promise!) Alla Prima in Italian means at first attempt or direct painting, and as a painting technique, it … Read more