How to Organise your Oil Painting Palette

Organising your oil painting palette can be a personal thing. But many artists actually set up their palette in very similar ways. In this article I show you my way of laying out my colours. Organising your Palette I don’t set up my palette very often. I don’t have set painting sessions but paint whenever I have time.  As this is very unpredictable I am usually not sure when I will be painting again and so there is little point…

Organise your Studio

As it is the Lets-Get-Organised month on the blog I cannot skip a good tidy up. Artists are infamous for being messy! But if you ask me, I think it is all hearsay. Who doesn’t love their boxes, folders, drawers,…

How to Get Your Work on Show

Not too long ago I received an email from a regular reader asking for some advice. The reader recently dived into his art and managed to come up with some wonderful paintings. But the next thing he thought was ‘now…

Posting and Packaging Artwork

How do you get your artwork to an exhibition? How do you pack your paintings, without risking any damage, and ship it to your client? Packaging paintings sometimes seems like an art in itself. But don’t let it stop you…

Best Apps for Artists

Let’s Get Organised! Useful Software for Artists I like my gadgets and my apps. And so it goes without saying I love software for artists that works and makes my artist’s life easier. But even if you are not a…

The Miniaturist

If you are in the UK you might have watched the tv adaptation of The Miniaturist on the BBC on Boxing Day. It is a two-part series, based on the book of the same title by Jessie Burton. The Miniaturist…

Most Popular Blog Posts of the Year

Last week I shared the most popular posts on painting from 2017. This time I would like to share the most popular posts that are not so much about painting, but art history, exhibition reviews and more. Which posts did…