Artist Websites  Artist Websites |  Featured Artists |  Art Marketing  Art Marketing |  Art Contest |  BrushBuzz |  InformedCollector |  FASO Loves You - Share Your Art, Share Life

Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art





Follow this Blog



Subscribe to our Newsletter



Quick Links

Artist Websites and Good Design
How to Sell Art
How to Get Your Art Noticed by Galleries
SEO For Artists - The Ultimate Tip

 

Blog Roll

Mikki Senkarik's Blog

















advice for artists
art and culture
art and psychology
art and society
art appreciation
art blogging advice
Art Business
art collectors
art criticism
art education
art fairs
art forum
art gallery tips
art history
art law
art marketing
art museums
art studio
art websites
artist resume advice
artist statement
BoldBrush Winners
Brian Sherwin
Carolyn Henderson
Carrie Turner
Clint Watson
copyright
Cory Huff
creativity
Curator's Pick
Daily Art Show
Dave Geada
Dave Nevue
email newsletters
exhibits
exposure tips
Facebook
FASO
FASO Featured Artists
Fine Art Shows
FineArtViews
Gayle Faucette Wisbon
Google
Guest Posts
Holiday
InformedCollector
inspiration
Instagram
Instruction
Internet Scams
Jack White
John Weiss
Juried Shows
Kathleen Dunphy
Keith Bond
Kelley Sanford
Kim VanDerHoek
landscape painting
Lori Woodward
Luann Udell
Mark Edward Adams
mixed media
Moshe Mikanovsky
News
oil painting
online art competitions
online art groups
originality
painting
pastel
photography
Pinterest
plein air painting
portraits
pricing artwork
printmaking
realism
sculpture
sell art
selling art online
selling fine art online
SEO for Artist Websites
social networking
SSL
Steve Atkinson
still life art
support local art
Think Tank
Twitter
watercolor
websites for artists
workshops
Zac Elletson




 Feb 2017
Jan 2017
Dec 2016
Nov 2016
Oct 2016
Sep 2016
Aug 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
Apr 2016
Mar 2016
Feb 2016
Jan 2016
Dec 2015
Nov 2015
Oct 2015
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
Apr 2015
Mar 2015
Feb 2015
Jan 2015
Dec 2014
Nov 2014
Oct 2014
Sep 2014
Aug 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
Apr 2014
Mar 2014
Feb 2014
Jan 2014
Dec 2013
Nov 2013
Oct 2013
Sep 2013
Aug 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
Apr 2013
Mar 2013
Feb 2013
Jan 2013
Dec 2012
Nov 2012
Oct 2012
Sep 2012
Aug 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
Apr 2012
Mar 2012
Feb 2012
Jan 2012
Dec 2011
Nov 2011
Oct 2011
Sep 2011
Aug 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
Apr 2011
Mar 2011
Feb 2011
Jan 2011
Dec 2010
Nov 2010
Oct 2010
Sep 2010
Aug 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
Apr 2010
Mar 2010
Feb 2010
Jan 2010
Dec 2009
Nov 2009
Oct 2009
Sep 2009
Aug 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
Apr 2009
Mar 2009
Feb 2009
Jan 2009
Dec 2008
Nov 2008
Oct 2008
Sep 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
Apr 2008
Mar 2008
Feb 2008
Jan 2008
Dec 2007
Nov 2007
Oct 2007
Sep 2007
Aug 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
Apr 2007
Mar 2007
Feb 2007
Jan 2007
Dec 2006
Nov 2006
Oct 2006
Sep 2006
Aug 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
Apr 2006
Mar 2006
Feb 2006
Jan 2006
Dec 2005
Nov 2005
Sep 2005
Aug 2005

 

Art Marketing Ideas and Straight Talk about Selling Art, Marketing, Inspiration & Fine Living

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY

ART MARKETING NEWSLETTER

 



Learning on a Budget

by Steve Atkinson on 2/20/2017 12:28:18 PM
20 Comments

This really is a global community and we are members of a family that go beyond borders. [...]


Read this Article



How to Avoid the #1 Obstacle to Becoming a Professional Artist

by Dave Geada on 2/17/2017 10:12:13 AM
21 Comments

If you follow this simple to describe and hard to do recipe, you will succeed in earning a living from your art. [...]


Read this Article



A Barn is Not a Shape

by Eileen McConkey on 1/30/2017 9:56:00 AM
12 Comments

Changing the way you think about shapes can change your paintings. [...]


Read this Article



Workshopping Around

by Steve Atkinson on 1/24/2017 9:48:28 AM
9 Comments

I don't care who you are, we all can grow by taking classes from other artists... [...]


Read this Article



The Value of Workshops

by Sharon Allen on 1/20/2017 9:43:59 AM
4 Comments

Regardless of your skill level there is much to be gained by taking a workshop with peers now and then. [...]


Read this Article



Painting Large: Size Does Matter

by Sharon Weaver on 1/17/2017 10:38:34 AM
23 Comments

By clarifying the process and defining the mood and atmosphere of your painting you can guarantee success. [...]


Read this Article



Lights Off to Reveal Values

by Vianna Szabo on 1/12/2017 10:22:37 AM
21 Comments

If you are working on a painting and wondering if you are finished, turn off the lights and step away to view your work. The darkness can be revealing. [...]


Read this Article



What Is A Study?

by J.R. Monks on 1/10/2017 10:11:12 AM
5 Comments

Studies are footprints in the sand of the journey of an artist. [...]


Read this Article



Oil Painting Blacks

by Aaron Westerberg on 12/27/2016 10:43:31 AM
11 Comments

Oil Painting Blacks [...]


Read this Article



What Sully (Captain Sullenberger) Can Teach Artists

by Sue Flanagan on 12/19/2016 10:06:35 AM
3 Comments

So, follow your passion, get the appropriate training and mentoring, evaluate your work regularly, and put in a lot of quality time. [...]


Read this Article



Zorn Palette and Color Chart

by Aaron Westerberg on 12/9/2016 9:44:26 AM
10 Comments

For me the Zorn Palette has been a great introduction to color, I highly recommend it to anyone starting the journey into oil painting, especially for indoor figure and portrait work. [...]


Read this Article



Finding the Wow

by Jeanne Rosier Smith on 12/2/2016 11:21:52 AM
20 Comments

Why are some paintings so successful, and others leave us flat? What creates that catch in the breath as we look at a painting? How do we create that wow factor more often in our own work? [...]


Read this Article



Seeing the Pattern

by William A. Schneider on 11/21/2016 10:02:04 AM
5 Comments

As art students we seem to learn (in this order): shape, values, edges, color temperature, and finally composition. [...]


Read this Article



To Get Better, Pay Someone To Criticize You!

by John P. Weiss on 11/12/2016 9:40:53 AM
15 Comments

Embrace constructive criticism if you're serious about becoming a better you. It might mean paying someone to be honest, but consider it money well spent. [...]


Read this Article



What To Do When the Workshop's Over, Part 1: Becoming Your Own Teacher

by Kathleen Dunphy on 11/10/2016 9:40:25 AM
11 Comments

Make some room in your schedule for Quick Studies--you'll be amazed at how much you learn, what a sense of accomplishment doing these paintings will bring, and just how much fun you will have painting at a sprint! [...]


Read this Article



10 Tips for Fearless Painting

by Kim VanDerHoek on 11/7/2016 10:10:15 AM
23 Comments

So many aspects of painting are about control because we artists are trying really hard to create a decent painting. Control is difficult to let go of. [...]


Read this Article



Natural Tendencies are the Kryptonite of Painters

by Steve Atkinson on 11/4/2016 12:05:55 PM
9 Comments

Every one of us comes to our art with many of our brain preferences hardwired and all our life experiences engrained. These are as unique as our fingerprints (some call it personal taste). [...]


Read this Article



Patience

by Steve Atkinson on 10/21/2016 10:14:05 AM
8 Comments

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. [...]


Read this Article



Composition is King

by Zac Elletson on 10/13/2016 9:58:56 AM
8 Comments

A well designed painting adequately painted is usually more interesting than a painting adequately designed and painted well. [...]


Read this Article



How Do You Know When It's Finished?

by Carolyn Hancock on 9/23/2016 9:29:08 AM
9 Comments

When you have pushed the painting and your materials further than you thought you could... [...]


Read this Article



Color & Values In Painting

by Linda Schroeter on 9/15/2016 9:52:46 AM
1 Comment

Observing and painting correct values is key to a good foundation in your painting. [...]


Read this Article



Mastery Before Marketing

by Clint Watson on 9/13/2016 9:55:43 AM
16 Comments

The two major components needed to be a successful professional artist are mastery and marketing. [...]


Read this Article



Make It Matter - Take the Reins

by Sandy Askey-Adams, PSA on 9/12/2016 9:39:41 AM
4 Comments

Tempt the fear and failure and be pleasantly surprised. [...]


Read this Article



To Improve Your Art, Ignore The Subplots

by John P. Weiss on 9/10/2016 12:39:44 PM
10 Comments

"You are the filter." Your uniqueness and individuality is what separates your portrayal of the scene from that of another painter. [...]


Read this Article



Why Your Passport Will Improve Your Art

by John P. Weiss on 8/27/2016 9:22:44 AM
9 Comments

New experiences stimulate our brains by creating new connections, insights and discoveries. For artists, visiting museums and doing master studies can help us grow. [...]


Read this Article



Creating Fine Art That Has A Theme

by Judy Ballance on 7/15/2016 9:24:51 AM
14 Comments

The theme of your art must be something you are passionate about. Themes aren't stated verbally, the viewer has to study the artwork and develop their own understanding of the theme. [...]


Read this Article



Am I Ready To Be A Professional Artist? (Part 1)

by Zachery Elletson on 7/6/2016 9:46:21 AM
3 Comments

The only way to reach your goals is to consistently put in the work; don't give up what you want most for what you want right now. [...]


Read this Article



When the Teacher Becomes the Student

by Deb Komitor on 6/21/2016 9:20:37 AM
7 Comments

It takes a village to raise an artist. [...]


Read this Article



What Makes A Good Painting?

by Ginger Whellock on 6/8/2016 9:49:54 AM
20 Comments

Sometimes you will find a piece you especially like, sometimes works aren't as stimulating as you initially thought and once in a while a painting or sculpture will only reveal its problems or perfection upon closer scrutiny. You will find the answer. [...]


Read this Article



Lost and Found Edges and Lost Art Supplies

by Judy Ballance on 5/26/2016 9:41:45 AM
8 Comments

Losing edges and linking shapes are powerful tools and important in designing a composition. You can change your paintings to your own unique expression just by handling the edges differently. And, what might have been a mediocre painting will become exciting. [...]


Read this Article



The Treasure Map

by John P. Weiss on 5/7/2016 10:30:37 AM
42 Comments

"People always talk about finding themselves but what they should be doing is creating themselves. Experimenting, changing things up." [...]


Read this Article



Do All Fine Art Paintings Need A Focal Point?

by Judy Ballance on 5/3/2016 9:24:54 AM
11 Comments

It is important to understand the concept of a focal point in order to be able to make the decision about whether to include a focal point in your painting or not. Do you always use a focal point in your work? [...]


Read this Article



The Age of the Workshop

by Mike Barr on 4/26/2016 9:03:11 AM
9 Comments

Like any skill, and painting is a skill, it will diminish if we don't use it regularly. Painting is learning on the job and I don't think that ever stops. When we stop painting as much as we should we stop learning and progressing. [...]


Read this Article



100 Ways to be a Successful Artist

by Mark Brockman on 4/20/2016 9:26:07 AM
5 Comments

So think about what it is you really want from your artistic endeavors. Recognition, awards or money. You decide and get to work. Because it is the work, the doing that helps you improve your art, the thinking, the dreaming that helps you head in the direction you want to head. [...]


Read this Article



My Palette: Color Mixing

by Brienne Brown on 4/13/2016 9:28:25 AM
7 Comments

The reason I have all these colors is that I know some of them mix well together. How do I know? I have tested them or gotten color combinations from other artists. But I always experiment myself. [...]


Read this Article



Thoughts on Drawing

by Donald Fox on 4/12/2016 10:18:41 AM
7 Comments

Drawing for me is full of possibility, and it has taken me on many journeys to known as well as surprising destinations. The discipline came first ? and maybe that's just me and my learning process although I'd strongly suggest others experiment with that too ? and that freed my thinking which my hand has learned to follow. [...]


Read this Article



Is it Necessary for Fine Artists to Learn the Basics?

by Judy Ballance on 4/11/2016 10:29:52 AM
35 Comments

Art yesterday, today and in the future is different now and will be diverse in the future. Art materials today aren't the same as those artists had in the past, and future artists will also have new choices in art materials. The great artists will push the boundaries, the art they make will be innovative, art like we have never seen before. That work, because it is new and different will become part of history. They won't be constrained by boundaries, but will learn the basics, do the work and follow their vision. [...]


Read this Article



Talent vs Learning: Artistic Talent is so Overrated

by Carole Rodrigue on 4/5/2016 10:06:40 AM
21 Comments

It's time to stop glorifying talent so much and start recognizing great artists for what they really are, people who dogged determination who didn't give up, people who had a passionate desire, people who showed up and learned, and kept learning. People who still keep learning. That's what makes great artists, not talent. Talent almost seems like a myth when you really think about it. [...]


Read this Article



Without a Net

by Mark Brockman on 3/31/2016 6:32:33 AM
10 Comments

Starting a painting without a preliminary drawing is scary, you have to have a strong will, a hearty disposition, stamina and a great tolerance to pain. No, actually you just need to be willing to try it. To be willing to fail. But then even with a preliminary drawing failure is standing right at our shoulder, isn't it? [...]


Read this Article



Eat Your Vegetables

by Mark Brockman on 3/17/2016 6:30:04 AM
8 Comments

What happens is we may have an area or object in a painting that we are unsure of, maybe it even scares use to attempt to paint that object, so we hold off, waiting for the right moment. The right moment though is not at or near the end of the painting process. Those scary things need to be tackled early on. [...]


Read this Article

1234567[Next >>][All]
(Displaying Records 1 - 40 of 265)

FASO Resources and Articles

Art Scammers and Art Scam Searchable Database

 

FineArtViews, FineArtStudioOnline, FASO, BrushBuzz, InformedCollector, BoldBrush
are Trademarks of BoldBrush Technology, LLC Licensed to BoldBrush, Inc. 

Canvoo is a registered trademark of BoldBrush Technology, LLC Licensed to BoldBrush, Inc

Copyright - BoldBrush Technology, LLC  - All Rights Reserved