Let’s Talk Art!

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This month I am the featured artist in the New Wave Art Products newsletter, "Let's Talk Art". It is an honor to be featured along with with other professional artists from around the world. I thought you might enjoy learning a bit more about me... Let's Talk Art! is New Wave's interactive e-newsletter that provides interviews with professional artists from around the world.  In this edition we interviewed Idaho painter Lori McNee, artist … [Read more...]

Handy Artist Palettes by New Wave

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My friends at New Wave Fine Art Products, makers of handcrafted artist palettes, have sent me new products to review. Two different shapes of the Grey Pad disposable palettes, and the handy Easy Lift peelable palette. Last year, I tested out the New Wave Highland plein air, and Grand View Confidant studio palettes. I am still so impressed with these beautiful, functional palettes and I use them all the time. You can read my review here > … [Read more...]

Monday’s Motivation: Don’t Compare

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Fine Art Tips is recovering from a malicious hack that happened two weeks ago. Thank you for your support. Here is quick thought to ponder for this Monday's Motivation. Stay tuned for an informative blog post where I share once again, what I learned from being hacked this time! Be sure and check out board on Pinterest!. I’d also love to meet you on my Fine Art Tips Facebook Fan Page, on Twitter, Google Plus, and … [Read more...]

Enjoying My Artist Palette By New Wave

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Since college, I haven't painted with a handheld artist palette. In the past, I have found these classic palettes to be cumbersome, uncomfortable to hold, and a chore to clean. So when I received a box filled with two beautiful handmade artist palettes from my Twitter friends at New Wave Fine Art Products, I was a little bit apprehensive about using them! Grateful for the gift, I first decided to test-out the Highland plein air palette while … [Read more...]

The Highland Plein Air Artist Palette by New Wave

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Much to my delight, I recently received a box filled with two beautiful artist palettes from my Twitter friends, Kyle and Keith O'Brien of New Wave Fine Art Products. Kyle asked me to test out their Highland plein air palette, plus their mid-size Grand View Confidant. Lately, I've noticed a lot of artists are favoring the handheld artist palette over the artist taboret. I witnessed this last month while painting in Maine with T. Allen Lawson, so … [Read more...]

How I Turned a TV Stand into an Artist’s Taboret

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                          Having an efficient and well organized art studio is important to the productivity of any artist. The other day I was considering buying a new artist's taboret. I was ready to place the order, and then I realized that I could easily save money by turning my old TV stand into a new taboret! Here is how I did … [Read more...]

Show Me Your Palette

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We can learn a lot about an artist by looking at his or her working palette. The daubs of paint, stubs of pastel, or puddles of color left behind on the palette are an intriguing trace of the working methods and psyche of the artist. Some painters prefer to organize their palette from light to dark pigments, while others place their paints from cool to warm. Many methodically arrange their paints in the same working order each time they … [Read more...]


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