On Monday there won’t be an article posted, in honor of Memorial Day here in the US.
Tuesday in Art Marketing – Steff Metal will discuss some methods for getting your artwork stocked in gift shops. Depending on your style of work, small tourist-targeted shops can be a great place to sell your art.
Wednesday in Featured Artists – Drop in and check out some of Tracey Creighton’s large-scale acrylic paintings. As always, feel free to submit your own artwork to be featured on EE too.
Thursday in General Art Advice – Come back at the end of the week and learn how to document your art through blogging—both for your potential buyers, and for yourself.
Last week’s articles on EmptyEasel:
Fast & Easy Background Options for Colored Pencil Drawings
4 Types of Portrait Buyers and How to Sell to Them
Jenny Wu: Abstract Landscape Paintings in Charcoal and Oil
An Interview With Cindy Wunsch
Just a quick reminder that if you’re interested in entering ArtistWanted.org’s 3rd annual SELF competition (which I mentioned a few weeks back) the deadline for entries is this Thursday, May 31st.
Prizes include $13,500 in cash, a magazine spread, and much more. Get the full details here.
Lastly, is there something you’d like to share on EE? Send it in!
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Finally, my "big project" is finished! It’s been a crazy day with a lot going on, but foliotwist.com is finally live and online! Since I’ve kept it a complete secret up until launch, here’s a quick (mostly visual) overview of what it does. . .read more
I came across this topic a while back on William Lehman's blog, Artist Hideout. (William now writes for deCloned.com) He wrote that he was going to attempt a trial run and put a painting of his own on eBay, and I admit I'm curious as to his results. When I looked into eBay a few years ago as a. . . read more
Last week I kicked off my SEO for artist’s series with an article on how to describe your art for Google. In this article I’ll explain why getting other websites to link to your art blog or portfolio is extremely important. Let’s start off with a simple scenario: you’re an oil painter and you’. . . read more
The town that I grew up in is situated on a busy stretch of highway, so it's a common sight to see motorists stopping for a coffee or a stroll before continuing their journey. Our main street is lined with gift shops selling the work of local and regional artists and craftspeople, as well as g. . . read more
I couldn't help but notice that the recent review of CafePress on EmptyEasel was a less than an enthusiastic endorsement. Its main competitor, Zazzle.com, was rated slightly better for fine art reproductions but still not ideal. I agree with both reviews in some respects—neither site is quite . . . read more
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