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

Disappointment is as much a part of life as breathing. If you’ve lived any length of time, you’ve experienced disappointment;. . . read more

As artists, we often run into obstacles that hinder our creativity. Maybe it’s just a small worry that sucks some of the. . . read more

I once had a kitchen window with an awful view: Dirt. That was all, just plain ol' dirt. Nothing even growing in it. The little bay window made no sense to me at all. It was the backwoods equivalent of having a window that opened onto a brick wall.

It turned out to be the best view I ever had.

I'd stand at the sink, looking out into the high vertical bank of bare earth. Over. . . read more

Like the elephant in the middle of the room, expectations are rarely the topic of conversation at art events. We could save a lot. . . read more

Many artists are trying to find their inspiration, their “muse,” their creative influence, or their USP (unique. . . read more

We're all used to painting on stretched, primed canvas, right? It's the default surface for painters everywhere. And yet, before I share a few of the more bizarre surfaces that some (rather famous) artists have used, let's put things into a bit of context:

Canvas was not the standard go-to choice all the time.

In fact, many classical masters used surfaces that are, if. . . read more

One of my favorite parts of being a high school teacher was teaching IB Art, a two year art program. There was a moment every. . . read more

Editor’s note: Recently I caught up with Dianne Panarelli Miller, a Boston-based plein air painter who also happens to do. . . read more

Every week we receive questions from new artists on what it takes to become a successful artist. The truth is, there is nothing easy or quick about it—instead, it is a series of positive traits and habits, done consistently, over time, that will lead you to becoming a successful, professional, artist.

Most successful artists work very hard on all aspects of their craft in order to. . . read more

I paint at home, so an open studio event has always been something of a pipe dream for me. But when our local school of the arts. . . read more

One of the best ways to improve your craft is by learning how to critique your own work. No one else knows better than you do. . . read more




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