52 episodes

What do Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and I have in common? We're all self taught artists. I stumbled around in the dark as I started my artistic journey... I didn't know what paints to buy, how to varnish my work, or the differences between painting mediums. The mission of the Self Taught Artist podcast is to help artists (and aspiring artists) learn and fully discover the joy of making art. We will cover everything from the basics of painting, to how to sell your work, and beyond.

Self Taught Artist Lauren Kristine Art

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 81 Ratings

What do Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and I have in common? We're all self taught artists. I stumbled around in the dark as I started my artistic journey... I didn't know what paints to buy, how to varnish my work, or the differences between painting mediums. The mission of the Self Taught Artist podcast is to help artists (and aspiring artists) learn and fully discover the joy of making art. We will cover everything from the basics of painting, to how to sell your work, and beyond.

    51. How to Add Gratitude to Your Art Making Process

    51. How to Add Gratitude to Your Art Making Process

    Artists, today I'm sharing three ways for you to infuse some gratitude into your art making process. Gratitude is good for your brain, good for your body, and good for your art. Since it's November and I have gratitude on my brain, we're talking about how infusing gratitude into your artistic process can result in better art.

    Artists - Please take a minute to rate the podcast 5 stars wherever you are listening! It helps me to keep the podcast going and reach more artists.

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenkristineart/

    Email: laurenkristineart@gmail.com

    • 16 min
    50. 5 Easy Instagram Reels + TikTok Ideas for Artists

    50. 5 Easy Instagram Reels + TikTok Ideas for Artists

    Social media is still the best way to grow your audience as an artist. Instagram Reels and TikTok videos have grown massively this year. If you’ve been resisting trying Reels, I’d encourage you to try it. No dancing is required, or even showing your face if you don’t want to. On today's episode, I'm sharing some ideas for simple Reels artists can make without much effort. All of these Reels ideas work for TikTok too.

    I hope this list of Reels ideas for artists has inspired you to make a reel, whether it’s your first reel or hundredth reel. If you’re looking to grow your social media accounts, creating video content is the best way to do it right now.

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenkristineart/

    Email: laurenkristineart@gmail.com

    Artists - Please take a minute to rate the podcast 5 stars wherever you are listening! It helps me to keep the podcast going and reach more artists.

    • 20 min
    49. How to Mix the Perfect Green + Unexpected Color Mixing Recipes

    49. How to Mix the Perfect Green + Unexpected Color Mixing Recipes

    At last I have found the color mixing recipe for the perfect green! I’m sharing it in today’s episode. I have struggled with mixing greens for a while. For some reason I have difficulty mixing the right green, and green straight out of the tube doesn’t give the depth I need to make my greenery and nature paintings realistic enough.

    Do you have a favorite paint mixture recipe to share? Or, do you have an unexpected color mixing recipe to tell us about? I want to dedicate a future episode of the Self Taught Artist Podcast to talking about our favorite color recipes. Let’s crowdsource some great colors and share them with the Selt Taught Artist community! Send me a message on Instagram @laurenkristineart or my email: laurenkristineart@gmail.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenkristineart/

    Email: laurenkristineart@gmail.com

    Artists - Please take a minute to rate the podcast 5 stars wherever you are listening! It helps me to keep the podcast going and reach more artists.

    • 10 min
    48. How to Save Money When Shipping Artwork & Protect Your Art

    48. How to Save Money When Shipping Artwork & Protect Your Art

    Artists, 'tis the season for selling art and gifting art. Often that means you have to ship art! It's the perfect time to revisit my favorite art shipping supplies, shipping methods, and of course, how to save money shipping artwork. 

    I mention www.pirateship.com on the episode since it's my favorite way to save money and time when shipping anything.

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenkristineart/

    Email: laurenkristineart@gmail.com

    Artists - Please take a minute to rate the podcast 5 stars wherever you are listening! It helps me to keep the podcast going and reach more artists.

    • 22 min
    47. Artist Burnout - What To Do When You're Feeling Creatively Burned Out

    47. Artist Burnout - What To Do When You're Feeling Creatively Burned Out

    Right now I'm feeling creatively burned out and like I’ve lost a little bit of my creative mojo. This week on the Self Taught Artist podcast, we're talking about the signs of Artist Burnout and what to do about it! I share six tips for how to beat burn-out as an artist. 

    It's natural for your creativity to ebb and flow; it is a normal part of any creative journey!

    More Podcast Info: https://www.laurenkristineart.com/podcast

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenkristineart/

    Email: laurenkristineart@gmail.com

    Artists - Please take a minute to rate the podcast 5 stars wherever you are listening! It helps me to keep the podcast going and reach more artists.

    • 21 min
    46. 5 Things I’d Do Differently if I Were Starting From Scratch Today as an Artist

    46. 5 Things I’d Do Differently if I Were Starting From Scratch Today as an Artist

    This week I’m rewinding the clock and imagining starting over again as an artist. I explore the question: what would I do differently if I were starting from scratch today as an artist?  Here are my Top 5: 


    I'd buy premium paint sooner. 
    I'd buy fewer paint colors. 
    I'd let go of Perfectionism. 
    I wouldn't rush into selling my art. 
    I'd share my art with friends and family more broadly. 

    Self Taught Artists - reach out to me with what you'd do differently if you were to start over again!   

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenkristineart/ 

    Email: laurenkristineart@gmail.com 

    Artists - Please take a minute to rate the podcast 5 stars wherever you are listening! It helps me to keep the podcast going and reach more artists.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

CCDrew ,

An Invaluable Resource

I recently came across Lauren Kristine’s podcast and have found it a valuable asset in returning to artwork after a hiatus of many years.

I was especially inspired by episode 40 on creating a home studio space. After listening, I converted one side of an unused playroom, that has become a toy and game storage room, into a studio for my daughter and I. We love it!

Art by Gemayel Goxcon ,

My Favorite Podcast!

I’m glad I found this podcast. It has quickly become one of my favorites. I love listening to Lauren’s advice from a self-taught artist point of view. I went back to episode 1 and listened to every single episode. I know I will be going back to listen to a few of them because the information shared is so valuable! Many of the topics discussed are ideas and questions that most of us self-taught artists wrestle with one time or another, especially when it comes to selling artwork, using social media, and even tips on how to improve my art! I am inspired by this podcast. Lauren holds a safe space for artists like myself and I love that. Thank you for creating this podcast.

ibrakefor_butterflies ,

New fan!

I just found your podcast from a referral in the Insider Studio, and I am in love.
You are filling in the gaps in my self taught artist journey!
Starting from the beginning,
Kendra Wise

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