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5 Different Ways to Frame Your Art

It’s a time of celebration: you’ve been accepted into that group show you’ve always wanted to be part of, or maybe you even have the fortune of preparing for your first solo show! How do you prepare that work so it’s “gallery ready?” Is there a right or wrong way to...

Does a grid help or hurt your finished art?

The grid method is a strategy employed by artists to help them create stronger compositions, and capture realistic scenes on their paper or canvas. Some people call it cheating. Some don’t. Hi my name is Carrie and here on Artist Strong I help artists like you build...

Is there a right way to store your paints?

Hi my name is Carrie Brummer and here on Artist Strong I help artists like you build your skill and develop your unique artist voice. Today we’ve got another question from our community. Donna asks, “I have a question to ask which is sure to be addressed somewhere on...

7 Steps to a Stronger Composition

A strong composition is an important part of a successful artwork. Composition is an art term that describes how an artist fills space in their artwork. An artist creates a composition using the elements and principles of art.   Hi my name is Carrie and here on...