In my previous article, How to start selling art on Facebook, I touched on some of the basics—like setting up your Facebook. . . read more
If you like art—as a professional, student, or teacher—your source of fresh ideas is somewhere out in the world. As Rumi. . . read more
Having enjoyed some solid success with marketing my own art through Facebook I thought it was about time to share the tips and tricks that have helped me. I've just returned to art these past few years, and am genuinely amazed at how successful I’ve become through Facebook. However, I do have a secret to tell. . .
Before returning to art, I spent fifteen years as a professional. . . read more
All my life I’ve made images. As a child, I doodled on my homework. I did oil paintings, and illustrated with watercolor,. . . read more
The proportional scale, a tool familiar to most graphic designers, is a handy way to calculate dimensions for us right-brained. . . read more
“You may say I can draw, but I can’t. It takes forever to get a drawing that looks right. I erase and draw and erase and draw. There’s no way I can just look at something and make a quick sketch. No way.”
That's the gist of a recent conversation I had with a potential student. She’d sent me a drawing and the drawing was good, but she was so down on her own abilities. . . read more
Art is a communication form, yet most of us don’t know what we are trying to communicate and need to try lots of different. . . read more
Is getting your art into a gallery the RIGHT choice for you? These days, many artists aren’t represented by galleries. Of. . . read more
The last decade or so has brought a lot of changes to calligraphy. Some interesting things are happening.
Writing tools have been vastly improved. Calligraphy has moved beyond the scriptorium—to the kitchen, the garden and the car. We have many choices for paper and other surfaces readily available. There’s less time (or it seems that way) so easier techniques are in demand. And. . . read more
Welcome back to “The ABC’s of Art Marketing”—an alphabet guide to marketing your art, from A to Z. In today’s article,. . . read more
If you’re a portrait artist by trade, you can expect to be asked to do a posthumous portrait at some point in your career.. . . read more