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Which Is True: You Can or Cannot Become An Artist?

What if you subconsciously believed you could not become an artist?

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to believe things that aren’t true? Especially the stories we tell ourselves.

By stories I mean the beliefs we have about ourselves. Because the stories we tell ourselves can either help us or blind us to what we are capable of accomplishing... (read more)

How To Know When Your Art Is Done

One of the things that many of you have mentioned is struggling to know when your art is done.

Knowing when to stop working on your drawing or painting so you don't overwork and ruin it.

It may provide some comfort to realize this is one of the eternal challenges all artists face at every level of experience. (read more)

Painting Tips For Any Painting Medium

"Come on Gumble, how can painting tips be useful for any painting medium?"

"This blog post sounds like a bunch of hooey."

Pastel is pastel. Oil is oil. Acrylic is acrylic. They are all totally different, right?

Well, yes, you could say that, if you are only referring to the physical properties of each painting medium. (read more)

You Create The Star Of Your Art

You control what the star of your art is.

Just like a movie, a drawing or painting needs some star power. To create interest …to grab a viewer's attention…

… and pull their eyes into your art. (I'll tell you more about that in a moment.)

But, remember this…(read more)

Painting Ideas And Tips From A Master

If you want good painting ideas and tips, look no further than the work of Zhaoming Wu.

The drawings and paintings on his website ( provide a great online art class, if you stop and study them.

And this is quite fitting, because...

Though born and raised in China, he has been an... (read more)

Cool Painting Ideas For Hot Landscapes

Cool painting ideas can be found almost anywhere.

But, have you ever noticed that it's easier to get excited about a landscape idea when the scenery is different than back home?

At least it is for me. I love to travel. And I love taking pictures of that's different from what I’m used to seeing. However, the continual challenge when you get home is finding the cool painting... (read more)

Landscape Painting Tips For Beginners

One of the landscape painting tips for beginners I recommend most is learn to draw.

Because one of the crucial core art skills for any artist, beginner and veteran alike, is imagining how to make an interesting scene into an interesting piece of art.

And often you only discover how to do that by creating sketchbook drawing ideas. Creating different versions of what you see. (read more)