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General Art Advice: Ideas, Inspiration, and Helpful Tips for Artists

The art reception was in a bright airy space. The artwork was well-curated and professionally displayed. I arrived early enough. . . read more

Some time ago, I wrote a series of articles sharing how to find a gallery for your art and how to present your artwork to a. . . read more

Let me guess. . . you've just finished your Big Project, one that took weeks of labor to complete, setting a new standard for yourself both professionally and personally. You put time, effort, and passion into it, and while it was underway, you didn't think about anything else. For weeks, your focus has been The Big Project.

Now it’s finished. Congratulations!

Suddenly you. . . read more

Commission work: it’s probably what most non-artists—and possibly a lot of artists, too—envision when they think of. . . read more

In the first article of this series, I discussed how everything you do in your studio is about you and making your art—but. . . read more

When we’re young, we dream of becoming famous artists, traveling the world and making lots of great art (not to mention lots of money).

After a few years, maybe a college education and a “real job,” our dreams turn toward the time when we can retire from our day job and make art full time. World travel may no longer be part of the equation, but we do still dream of making money. . . read more

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

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 person. In those cases, photographs can play a vital role in the creation process.

“But,” you might say, “I stink at taking pictures. What should I do?”

My guess is that all of the images you'll ever need are available via the internet. But be. . . 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. . . 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




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