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

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. . . 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?”

That’s a much better question.

Why? Because the emphasis is on people buying, and not on you selling.

True, if you fully engage in marketing your. . . 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

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

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

How's winter in your world, fellow artists? This is often a slower time of year and a good time to inspect supplies—think of it as a day of new discoveries.

(To resolve my own studio chaos years ago, I made a goal and set aside every January to first test, and then reorder, toss or donate markers.)

Join me if you have “just a few” lettering markers—or maybe more—and. . . read more

So you’ve determined you’d like to have gallery representation and you’ve looked around and found some. . . read more

So many things come in tubes—sunscreen, toothpaste, condiments, moisturizers, and of course, almost every kind of oil and. . . read more




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