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Art Business Advice: Real Strategies to Help you Succeed in the Business of Art

Some time ago, I described the four most important skills every artist needs in order to succeed. Those skills were: • The. . . read more

NOTE: In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series on using Facebook to sell your art, Facebook specialist and oil painter Nial Adams. . . 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, I’ll be focusing on the letter "Y" for Yes.

Joe Harless was a big man with a very big booming voice from the southern United States. Joe taught me how to design job aids (visual, step-by-step instructions for tasks) as well as something. . . read more

It’s a rare artist who hasn’t used castoff and worn-out clothing as rags to clean paintbrushes or hands. But what. . . read more

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 said: “What you seek is seeking you.” It’s a matter of connecting.

So today I’d like to share three ways to find artistic inspiration, and give you an easy tool to capture those sources of inspiration to. . . 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. . . 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 folks.

It's similar to the scaling features of Word or InDesign, but unlike software programs, a proportional scale gives you a chance to plan the size of your master art in the early stages, on paper, rather than. . . 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. . . 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




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