Tomatillos: A Still Life Demo in Green

Lately, on my Fine Art Tips Facebook page, I keep getting asked how to mix the color green.  I plan to make a Youtube video on color mixing, but until then I thought you'd enjoy this little still life demo in green. My Facebook friend, Dorothy Lorenze painted the charming little still life below which successfully illustrates how to mix interesting greens. Tomatillos: A Still Life Demo in Green Tomatillos are odd little specimens, and the thing that intrigues [...]

How to Become An Eco Friendly Artist

A few years ago, I made a decision to take a break from my art and re-establish myself as an eco friendly artist. The motivation was simple, but the task and how to wasn't so clear. The transition was much harder, and time consuming than I had originally planned. After talking with some like-minded artists, I soon found I wasn't the only one struggling. Fast forward a few years, and I'm now fully set up and running [...]

Go ‘Green Clean’ – Purify the Air in Your Studio or Office with Houseplants!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that indoor air quality is often up to 10 times worse than what's outside - and our studios are even worse than that - but, houseplants can help! Did you know that houseplants can actually benefit our lives and help keep it green? For only pennies a day, houseplants will help beautify, purify and renew your stuffy studio, office or home by filtering out toxins, pollutants and the carbon dioxide we exhale and replaces them [...]

Water Mixable Oil Paints – Facts, Tips & Why I Use Them

We have all been taught that ‘oil and water do not mix’ however, rules are made to be broken in art and water-mixable, solvent-free paints are rebels on the scene. But, your intelligent mind is probably still pondering, “How can oil pigments possibly be water mixable?” The answer is this: On a molecular level, the oil vehicle has been modified to make it mixable in water, eliminating the necessity for turpentine or other dangerous solvents to thin paint [...]