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

This is our catch-all "general art advice" section for both artists and art buyers. If you're an artist, we'll cover a variety of art topics like selling prints vs originals, developing good creative habits, and other general art information.

For art collectors, we'll 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.

Read all our art advice articles below:

Back in the “Good Ol’ Days” (before the internet) finding good art instruction was a fairly simple matter. There. . . read more

Even advanced artists make mistakes, or misjudge things during the drawing process. It’s not only a fact of life; it’s part. . . read more

If you're an accomplished artist or are becoming well-known in your art community it's quite likely that at some point you'll be asked to conduct a demonstration or workshops based on a style or technique that is unique to you. Some people are natural instructors and presenters, and won't have a problem with saying "yes" and doing a fantastic job. But many artists are just that—artists, not. . . read more

In a previous article, I shared a few ways artists can stay creative during the holidays. My tips included activities both in and. . . read more

The year-end holidays are upon us! Thanksgiving was last Thursday, Christmas is just around the corner and New Year’s Day. . . read more

Buying fine art prints is a great option if: • You are looking for quality and character vs mainstream generic art prints • You have a limited budget • You don’t want to commit yourself to art long-term (like with originals) I am an artist. I have always exhibited and sold my paintings through art galleries. To reach a larger audience I’ve recently decided to also create an. . . read more

A strong composition is an important part of any successful artwork. The word “composition” is simply an artistic. . . read more

So you’re finally done with that children’s book manuscript. You’ve worked hard on it. Maybe you’ve hired. . . read more

If you’re a parent, and you tell someone “My child practices soccer six days a week,” you’ll likely get a sympathetic nod from that person—sports are important, right? Kids need to get off their screens and be outside with other kids—and don’t forget those potential college scholarships for athletics! Now imagine instead telling that person “My child goes to art class six days. . . read more

In a previous post, I shared three questions you should answer before you start shopping for artwork. (Read that article here.). . . read more

Glow in the Dark by Amelia Furman. 6 x 6, $125 “When I have more money, I’m definitely going to buy your work!” How many. . . read more

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