How to colour

How to: Colour

Colour is one of the most influential and permeating qualities of the universe. It makes life and art more interesting, supports our survival, and affects our moods. It is fascinatingly


Painting Love Letters

Love letters are beautiful to write and all the better to receive. Whether to oneself (self-love, wahoo!) or to another special spirit, writing from the heart is such a precious,

Painting love letters
The art of grieving

The Art of Grieving

The art of grieving in this article actually has a twofold meaning. Grief is a heavily emotional, fluctuating, non-linear, incredibly human process. As just that, it is an energetic journey


All About Abstract Art

Abstract is one of the most subjective and debated styles of art out there. As an artist, abstract painting can feel like the most relaxed and open-ended approach to take

Abstract oil painting

Painting Together

Painting together is both an exhilarating and vulnerable experience. In my previous articles, I wrote of the emotional and mental blocks that many artists might experience as we gather materials


Planning Your Paintings

Planning your paintings offers many benefits in the creative process, though planning your work is by all means not necessary to produce a meaningful, valuable piece. In this article, I


Painting with Purpose

In this article, I will distinguish and explore the specifics of planning, making, and sharing your painting with a purpose. Painting serves many purposes, ranging from playfully exploring mediums and


7 Books Every Painter Should Read

One wonderful thing about experts in any given field is that often the Greats write their wisdom down to let the rest of us into their world. Though not every

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Inspiring Painting Prompts: #2. Look Around

Seek Inspiration Outside Yourself Contrary and yet friendly to my previous article, my next suggestion for sourcing inspiration asks to use your senses. Look around! In what follows, I encourage


Inspiration Sourcing #1: Look Within

One of the greatest benefits of living a creative life is the power we gain to heed inspiration and meaning in everyday experience. The intention of this article is to

Dreamy painter
Young beautiful woman with closing eyes sitting on yoga mat in lotus pose and meditating dreamily spending time in workshop with modern paintings on background

Painting Supplies & Ways to Use ‘Em

Feeling motivated to explore your artistry, setting aside some playtential time to experiment with painting? Let’s get to the action! With bountiful materials and methods available, let’s talk about painting supplies. 


Oh dear…where to start?

Like a deer in headlights, we may find ourselves stuck wondering where to start as a new painter. Let this article guide you through some key first steps towards taking

deer in headlights: where to start, overcome unknowns, and take the first steps in exploring painting