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

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

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

Do you ever feel stuck for ways to blog, post, tweet, and share about your art? If so, keep reading, because today I’m. . . read more

Think back to the last time you were in an elementary school classroom—what stands out in your memory? The desks, arranged. . . read more




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