2019 Artists Grants and Opportunities

Get ahead of the game this year. Check out this list of the top international open calls, residencies, fellowships, and awards that can benefit artists in 2019. Applying for artist grants is a great way for artists to supplement their income to ease the financial burden that often comes as part of being a working artist. […]

How-To: Blending & Shading Techniques for Hand Lettering with Tombow

Today we’re going to show you a modern and pretty style of script and mixed script lettering that adds depth with blending, outlines and shadows using two of our favorite Tombow Dual Brush Pen colors, 873-Coral and 803-Pink Punch. MATERIALS A sheet of Mixed Media Paper Tombow Dual Brush Pens: 803-Pink Punch, 873-Coral, N75-Cool Gray […]

How-To Video: Getting Started with Colored Pencils

Strathmore’s Artist Educator Sarah Becktel shares her techniques for how to get started using colored pencils. Whether you are just beginning or already have experience, see her favorite tips for creating a colored pencil piece. Raw Materials carries a carefully-curated selection of colored pencils, but we recommend using paper specifically made for use with colored […]

The Nature of Oil Painting by Gamblin

“There is nothing more natural and enduring than oil painting. Oil painting has been the preeminent medium of personal expression for the whole 600 years since it was invented.” Gamblin Artists Oil Colors, 1980 Oil Colors, and Mediums are on sale for 40% off during our Back To Whatever Super Sale: Winter Edition! Come get […]

Stick To Your 2019 Goals

The New Year brought us fresh starts and new beginnings, it was the perfect opportunity to plan out the year and think about the goals you want to achieve. But now we’re almost a month into the new year so we have to ask – Do you keep a task journal? Did you write down your […]

Last Day of the LA Art Show: Melissa Morgan Fine Art Booth #41

If you’re at the LA Art Show today, we highly recommend you check out Melissa Morgan Fine Art in Booth #41. We were thoroughly captivated by works by artists Anthony James (whose work we had previously known only by reputation) and Andy Moses (who we’ve been fans of since meeting him at his show at […]

Resin-Casting Tutorial with Composi-Mold

Have you tried Composi-Mold Reusable Molding Material? It is a great material for artists who want to learn and become more involved in sculpting, modeling and mold making without the worry of mistakes or wasting material. 100% reusable, this flexible, rubbery thermoplastic is great for small mold parts that require a stiffer mold making material […]

Today at the LA Art Show: S.C. Mero – Art Lives Here

If you’re at the LA Art Show today, we highly recommend you check out one of our favorite exhibits by one of our favorite artists – Art Lives Here: S.C. Mero Presented by Art Share L.A. She has her remote-controlled traffic cone with her, and if your timing is right, she might take you and […]

Today at the LA Art Show: Littletopia

Conceived by Red Truck Gallery founder Noah Antieau and the late Juxtapoz Magazine co-founder Greg Escalante, for the past five years, the beloved Littletopia section of the LA Art Show has showcased some of the fastest rising lowbrow and pop art galleries, curators and artists in the world—a movement that first flourished in Southern California. […]