This Week: 8/10 through 8/16

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Monday in SEO for Artists – If you’re interested in getting more visitors to your online portfolio or art blog, I’d suggest reading through this list of SEO tips already on EmptyEasel and then dropping back in for the next installment tomorrow—I’ll be covering a topic which all too many online artists are still getting completely wrong.

Tuesday in Drawing Tips – Dianne Mize (who you might remember as EE’s featured artist a few weeks ago) has written a great article on improving your drawings and compositions through a Japanese concept known as notan. Don’t miss it!

Wednesday in Featured Artists – This week’s featured artist is Maria Serafina, a native New Yorker living and working in Italy whose floral scenes are full of great lighting and beautiful textures. Learn more about her and her art, this Wednesday.

Thursday in Selling Art Online – It’s always been common practice for artists to keep clippings of newspaper articles mentioning them or their artwork, but what about today, in a world full of art blogs and online art mags? On Thursday I’ll give you a few ways to easily keep track of who’s writing about you online and what they’re saying.

Friday in Photoshop Tricks – If you haven’t been reading Margot Dinardi’s tutorials on using GIMP (a free Photoshop alternative) then by all means, jump in this Friday! On the roster for this week: learning how to use GIMP’s brushes and other painting tools to edit photos or create your own digital art.

And here are last week’s articles, all linked and ready to go:

7 1/2 Practical Tips on How to Safely Package and Ship a Painting

Six Reasons Why Your Next Painting Should Be a Self-Portrait

Of Railways and Locomotives: Fantastic Train Paintings by Richard Picton

Do You Have Difficult Clients? Use These Four Readymade Answers for Artists

How to “Unskew” and Color Correct Images of Your Artwork in GIMP

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