Mom-umental Gift Idea: Mixed Media Mega Set by Art Alternatives

Drawing a blank on what to get her for Mother’s Day? This Mixed Media Mega Set by Art Alternatives includes everything an artist needs to create dynamic, mixed media artwork: 165 pieces housed in an attractive wooden box with metal clasps and a sturdy handle. The box folds outwards to reveal an extensive variety of […]

Draw Big with GOLDEN Acrylic Ground for Pastels

Golden Acrylic Ground for Pastels is easy to use, yet it opens a range of creative possibilities for artists to go beyond paper. Like most GOLDEN acrylic gels, pastes, colors and mediums, it can be applied to anything acrylic will adhere to (which is most things), like walls, furniture, unglazed ceramic, plaster, natural and synthetic […]

Painting It Forward

This reddit thread was too good not to share. Someone’s mom painted an egret painting, her second piece of artwork, and she was concerned that no one would like it. The art community stepped up and several artists decided to “paint it forward”. Aren’t artists and the Internets awesome?

What is a good basic watercolor set for beginners and for artists who want to start painting with watercolors?

Some questions we are often asked: “What colors do you suggest for a beginner to get started?”“What colors should I get if I want to paint with watercolors?”  Choosing a palette of colors is very personal, and at its most basic, the choice needs to include a yellow, red and blue for a primary mixing […]