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Monday – Remembering Memorial Day in the US—no new article will be posted.

Tuesday in General Art Advice – If you’ve ever been commissioned for a work of art, you know that there are a lot of things that can go wrong—like not getting paid on time (or at all!) or simply having a difficult client. On Tuesday I’ll post some guidelines that I use when setting up a commission deal which might work for you too.

Wednesday in Featured Artists – Come back for some great photography by Rodion Yefymov, a self-taught photographer originally from Ukraine, now living in the UK.

Thursday in General Art Advice – This week’s reader-submitted article by Peter K. Worsley gives a good alternative to photographing your artwork, especially if you plan on making prints of your art later. Don’t miss it!*

Friday in Artist Polls – Here’s a question for all of you oil painters. . . what’s your favorite brand of oil paint? Vote here and see the results on Friday.

Current deals I’ve found online for artists:

Get $50 off the smARTist 2008 Premium Package (early-bird discount)

Or save 15% on a new BoundlessGallery membership (enter “EE15″ at signup)

Plus, here are last week’s articles one more time:

The Best Art Websites: A Look at Traffic Trends (So Far) in 2008

The SEO Mindset for Artists: Are You Ready for A Long Haul?

Colorful Abstraction: Pastel Portraits by Alicia Sotherland

Avoiding the Art Portfolio Woes: Ten Tips for Portfolio Success

Do you Have your Own Studio Space for your Art?

*Every week, a reader-submitted article is published on EE with links back to the author’s website or blog. Submit your own article or learn more.

*Note: this post may contain affiliate links*

If you drop into EmptyEasel this week you might see a little less going on than normal. The reason for that is (drumroll please) . . .

I've decided to add a few permanent, paid writers to EmptyEasel.com.

It's kind of a big step, but I've been thinking about this for a few months, and it just seems like the right thing to do. I want to improve the variety and depth of articles. . . read more

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