Would you like to have more texture in your artists' soft pastel paintings? Then maybe This article can help.
Fed up painting on your own? Need a little friendly inspiration? Then join an art group or local club. Sounds easy, I know but it can be a problem for a number of reasons. Maybe there isn't one in your area or it is not...
Have you ever thought that a super photograph is spoiled by an unwanted object that was not noticed when you took the shot. Learn how to remove it digitally in this simple tutorial.
Can you happily create representational paintings but despair at the thought of attempting something that isn't supposed to BE anything? If so, then you are not alone, help is at hand.
This page is concerned with poems about endings, especially endings of relationships. It is the second in a series of lenses showcasing poetry that I wrote in my teens and early twenties. Very little of it has been...
My early poems were often about life and attitudes to life of various characters. I hope you enjoy reading some of them.
Poetry comes under the genre of creative writing but does that mean that the "rules" of ordinary grammar and spelling shouldn't be adhered to when writing or creating poetry. Where is the pride in creating a...
Little Row Houses, something different for the kids to try whilst the weather is not so good? Why not try introducing them to Little Row Houses — maybe you'll want to join them!
Mmmm, a deliciously, mouthwatering thought. But it is possible to make a healthy, low GI malt loaf very easily using breakfast cereals.Simply soak the cereals for a couple of hours, mix with the other ingredients and...
Writing a song lyric is very easy! All you need is that "killer" idea for the lyric and an understanding of how to structure the words into a lyric. It will then virtually write itself. Everybody knows how to...
What color shall I use for...........? A very common cry from new artists or even some who have been painting for a while. How do you achieve that particular look and feel that color gives to a painting, which tells you...
What is the place of collage in modern art? How long has collage been accepted as Fine Art? I set out to try and answer the question for myself and other interested artists.
In this article, I will only briefly describe the procedure for TKR, but more importantly I will take you along with me on my journey to full recovery.
Simplicity in art has been discussed by many famous artists; old masters and modern high-flyers have had their say about simplicity in art. I try and make sense of them.
Do you remember the songs of Vera Lynn? Dame Vera Lynn, DBE, is an English singer and actress enormously popular during World War II. Read about my favourite songs.
As an artist, I love to sketch skies at sunset or sunrise, I spend a great deal of time trying to capture what I see and how it makes me feel. When I sketch sunsets and sunrises, I am not so involved with accurate...
I took over the task of making my families christmas pickled onions, when my mother-in-law got too old to continue, I pass on our secrets to you in this article
What are the most popular themes which sell art? Which subjects sell the most art? Do you know? Are these questions important to an artist?
Do you belong to an art group looking for inexpensive and usable exhibition venues? Have you thought about making your own display boards to help ease your problems with hanging paintings or craft pieces? Your own...
Have you tried to paint or learn to paint abstract art. Although considered by many to be easy, the reality is different. Let me offer a little help in this article
Marbling paper can be very easy, using materials that you may have in your kitchen or bathroom, this method is especially suitable for children.
This article describes a number of techniques which can be used to create unique backgrounds for your ATC or indeed any other craft projects, without any cost. Free, gratis.
Mixed media or collage is a popular technique for creating both artists trading cards. Collages are often created with simply paper, various images and coloured or patterned paper are glued to a suitable substrate....
Need help with watercolour? In this short page, I hope to reveal how I use the process of sketching to develop an eye for a subject and a process for capturing what seems a limitless scene. Constant sketching and...
Many knowledgable fans will insist that Bruce's excellent rhythm playing was just as important as Hank's distinctive lead guitar work in establishing the Shadows' unique sound.
Hank Marvin has inspired so many other players of a certain age (including me) during his chart topping career spanning over 5 decades. This article is a brief look at his career
Collecting artist trading cards cards is a fun and affordable way to start your very own art collection. I first came across miniature paintings in this format, quite by accident on Ebay. As an artist I decided that I...