Blog posts

Are you looking to improve your own artistic knowledge? Join me for my four new blog posts each week!

  • Tuesday Art Critiques where I critique your original paintings and drawings
  • Wednesday painting and drawing tutorials
  • Thursday Art Q&A
  • Saturday Artist Vlogs

Portrait Critique

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94LclqfCdXE Today's submission comes from artist Tiffany Stewart who had only been "dabbling" in art for about two years at the time that she painted these! I love the blending on both of these pieces. They have  a watercolor feel to...

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Critique

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHTEd91aAAU Today's critique comes from artist Ginger Booker. You can view more of her work at Facebook. This was only her second drawing and she used Prismacolor colored pencils. SECOND DRAWING?! WOW!! This is awesome!! You've done a...

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Art Q&A Drawing Fur

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byZo70b_HoY Fammie writes:  I'm a beginner artist working in colored pencils and I started out by drawing faces (in graphite). Now the problem is, I can do very well on drawing human faces and still life but the detail in animal fur...

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Acrylic Painting Critique

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsWIuv5Xrn4 Today's submission comes from artist Ryan who has a bit of an interesting story of how this painting came to be. He had never painted before. He picked up a damaged print at a Big Lot's (does anyone else remember when that...

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Not getting FB Sales

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMYeS6691-E Are you frustrated that you aren't  getting art sales from facebook or your other social media outlets? Chances are you are expecting too much too soon and with too little work on your part. Crap, don't you hate it when you...

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Art Q&A – Are Prismacolors a waste of money?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABeiC1l_WSk Anastasiya writes:  I was told that Prismacolors are the best colored pencils, so I got a large set. After watching your videos, I know that is definitely not the case. As I am still a beginner, I don't feel comfortable...

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Acrylic Painting Red Riding Hood Critique

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ4wP8iAK8Q This week's submission comes from artist Charlette Phillips. You can view more of her work on her website at http://theartwithaheart.blogspot.com. She has completed this painting in acrylics on a 24x24" canvas. I love this...

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Books aren’t enough! You Need More Practice!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVkrhrV4gXA I hear and read comments ALL THE TIME where people are looking for a way to skip ahead to more advanced painting and drawing. "Can you tell me how to draw a wave?", "Can you tell me what colors to use for fill in the blank",...

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Not improving due to poor quality supplies?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JmgE24djvU Savannah Hayes writes:  Hi Lisa, I know that in some of your videos you've said that it's important to have good materials when completing a project (acrylic, oil, etc). How can I tell if I am working with a bad product or...

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