• Art Tip

    Basics of Framing

    I’ve had a couple of different conversations with other artists lately about framing, so I thought it may be a good topic to share on here too.  This will be basic information that will be helpful whether you’re deciding to frame your own art or you’re framing a piece you’ve…

  • Art Tip

    Artist Tip: Red Flags for Email Scams

    Artist Tip blog cover

    This week’s blog is specifically for my fellow artists out there.  I received an example of a spam/scam email the other day and I thought it would be a good opportunity to share in case this information can help you.  I’ve received several emails like this over the years and…

  • Adventures,  Local History

    Clemens & the Pen

    Clemens & the Pen Blog Cover

    This past weekend was the Clemens and the Pen artist retreat at Quarry Farm in Elmira, New York and it was a beautiful day for it!  This was the fourth time that I’ve attended the event.  I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to spend an afternoon in such an…

  • Art Supplies,  Art Tip

    Art Tip: Low Cost Art Hanging

    Art Tip: Low Cost Art Hanging. Materials shown painting, gorilla glue, triangle ruler, pencil, bumpers, and sawtooth hook.

    I was recently asked by one of my buyers to attach a hook on a canvas panel painting that they purchased (I try to accommodate small special requests like this if I can).  This type of substrate doesn’t generally lend itself well for immediate hanging, so I had to brainstorm…