Whether you're an artist or art buyer you'll find great art advice on EE!

If you're an artist, we cover a variety of art topics like selling prints vs originals, developing good creative habits, and other general art information.


For art collectors and art buyers, we can help you make good decisions buying art online, show you how save money when buying art, and know exactly what to look for when buying anything from fine art prints to original paintings.

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An artistic experiment
You’ve been an artist for a long time. Perhaps you’ve even been in business as an artist for a long time. But for some reason, you...
Anytime you want to paint or draw a portrait of an animal, the best thing you can do is start with a great reference photo. The better your photo is, the better your finished artwork can be too. Naturally there are plenty of places online where artists can find absolutely gorgeous reference photos. But if you’re at all concerned about copyright issues, the best option...
You can’t please everyone with your art—and you shouldn’t try! In the long run, the artist who is serious about his or her art truly has...
Artist booth in outdoor art show with paintings hung on a black background
Call For Entry, aka CaFÉ, is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) venues for applying for grants, art shows, exhibitions, artist residencies, etc. As an artist, I’ve been submitting pieces and proposals for around 8 years, but over the last 2 years, I’ve also started curating shows and have gained a new perspective on the entire process. It’s definitely changed the way I...
Landscape on sanded art paper
A lot of art-related articles encourage us to finish what we start. I’ve even written some of them! It’s a valid topic and one we need...
alarm clock next to sketch pad to keep track of deadlines
One of the most stable ways to generate art income is by creating commissioned art. A successful commission artist has a base of satisfied (and hopefully repeat clients) so happy with his or her work that they’re promoting it to all their friends. That’s what makes the commission art business model so easy once it’s established. However. . .  not everyone is good at this...
Travel bag for artists
For many years, I thought of art as something I had to do in the studio. I didn’t think I needed a dedicated space to paint...
"Is it Finished?" Graphic
I often have trouble deciding when a drawing is finished. Every drawing begins with such lofty goals—I can see it in my mind’s eye—that it’s impossible to meet them. There always seems like something else to do. The end result never meets expectation, so it can be difficult knowing when to sign a drawing and move on. Is it that way for you? Do you...
Two drawings, one ready to sell and one that needs more work
I recently wrote an article describing how to get started selling art, no matter what kind of art you create. Today, however, I want to narrow...
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As fun as it is to create art, most artists (myself included) can’t deny the thrill that comes from selling your art to someone who loves it. . . especially if you want your art to be a career, not just a hobby. So today I’m going to share 12 of the easiest ways to start selling your art—and for those of you just starting...
Posting on Facebook
Facebook is supposed to be a tool we can use to market ourselves and our art, right? But you can’t just open an account and get followers. It doesn’t work that way. You have to build a following. So how can you make people follow you on Facebook? It’s a legitimate question! In some ways, it’s more difficult than you might expect (and will probably...
Photo of a local art exhibit filled with people
So you’ve been creating art for a while now. . . what’s next? That question may sound silly and simple, but for artists in all stages of development, it really is the next subject you’ll find yourself thinking about. The truth is, many artists don’t earn a living wage from their work. Selling a piece of art remains a cause for celebration, not a routine...