Art Blog: Tutorials, tips & resources for artists of all levels

Discover which supplies you need to get started and the essential techniques to improve your skills as an artist. From brand reviews to in depth tutorials on how to master your medium, find a tutorial to enhance your art practice.

How to Prepare a Surface for Oil Painting

A step-by-step guide showing you how to properly prepare a surface for oil painting, so that it’s primed and ready to use.

The Top-Rated Palettes for Oil Painting

Discover the features that make for an excellent oil painting palette with reviews of the best products available to buy.

The Best Easels: How to Choose an Easel for Painting

Find the best type of easel for your art practice and read reviews of different types of easels, their price points and functions.

How to Varnish an Oil Painting

In this step-by-step guide, find out how to varnish an oil painting, what to use and when to apply it for the best results.

Oil Painting Supplies for Beginners: A Guide

An in-depth guide about the essential supplies you need for oil painting. Find out what materials you need and how to use them.

The Fat Over Lean Rule in Oil Painting: Explained

It’s the most important technique to grasp when learning to oil paint. Master this and you can ensure that your paintings will last.

Best Acrylic Paint Brands: A Comprehensive Review

Use this guide to find the best brand of acrylic paint for you—one that suits your painting style and your budget.

Acrylic Paint Mediums: A Guide

Learn how to alter the properties of acrylic paint—with a medium, you can alter the drying time, surface texture, transparency and more.