When artists ask me how to market their art, the real question is often, “What do I have to do to get people to buy my art?”. . . read more
There IS a formula to improve your art skills. Are you using it? When people tell me they are bad at art, what they really mean. . . read more
Psychologists tell us that there are 2 main motivators in life—the fear of loss and the wish for gain.
Depending on your socioeconomic past, one of those things will be the dominant driver for every action you take. Generally people who have seen true hardship do not need productivity tricks because they have already seen the worst that can happen. The rest of us, however. . . read more
Last week, I shared a few of my favorite reference photo resources for artists. While that list is nowhere near extensive, I. . . read more
While there is certainly great value in drawing from life, not all artists have the opportunity to study their subjects in. . . read more
With so many different ways to sell art online, many artists are in the process of transitioning from hobby or casual artists to creative entrepreneurs. If that describes you, here are 7 useful tips to help you set up your business finances the right way:
1. Start a bookkeeping system
Bookkeeping is NOT the monster it is made out to be . . . it is simply an. . . read more
Over the years I’ve shared many different step-by-step tutorials, both here at EE and at my own blog. They range in subject. . . read more
I’ve been an oil painter for years. Oil painting is the medium on which I cut my artistic teeth. My first paintings were. . . read more
As so many cities are experiencing right now, my own city of Charleston, South Carolina is under immense development—and one of the negative impacts is all the trash left behind on a daily basis.
So I decided to do something about it. . . and you can too!
As a self-taught artist, my creative process has always been guided by two principles. First and most importantly, produce. . . read more
Now that you’ve decided gallery representation is for you and have found a few galleries that are a good fit for your art,. . . read more
Do you see your unfinished artwork as something with unlimited potential? You should! Because that’s what it is. Remember,. . . read more