Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Lori Woodward's discusses how to build your skill set by narrowing your focus.

For Love and Money

What if I could make just as much, or more money painting the subject matter that truly motivates me? Since it is a given that in order to attract a collector clan, I'll need an easily defined, connected body of work with a unique style, why not make that body of work something that I'll never tire of? [...]

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Don't miss Luann Udell's continued discussion on the importance of an art group.

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #2 Why This Group?

Socializing is good, it’s good to be social! But not all social, all the time. [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #50

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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S.C. Mummert discusses three important color topics: saturation, transmission and shadows in his latest piece.

Where's The Color?

Okay... the fact is these chromatic elements exist around us in nature. But as is so often the case in art, we sometimes need a little nudge to actually “see” what’s going on... to become more in tune with what’s happening optically, so we can put it to use in our own work. [...]

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Lori Woodward shares the value of always being a student...

Adding Value to Your Artwork

Never settle... as soon as you think you've learned everything there is to know about making fine art, your work is in trouble. [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #49

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses the importance of having an "art group" and how it can help you grow creatively.

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #1 Create Your Artist Support Group

When your peeps have your back, it's easier to move forward. [...]

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Zac Elletson discusses how past and present artists can influence your artistic style.

Finding Your Style

How to find your art style and artistic voice. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares his belief, that it's never too late to make your dreams come true.

How Dreams Come True

The world has been blessed with amazing things that would not exist had some woman or man allowed their dreams to be prevented by their negative mindset. [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #48

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses the importance of finding your a sacred creative space.

On Sacred Ground

Where are YOUR sacred creative spaces? [...]

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William Schneider discusses the advantages of perfecting one skill at a time.

The Perpetual Student

A great idea is to copy masterworks. Sargent did; Zorn did. In fact virtually all the great artists have done this type of research. The goal is to figure out the master artists’ thought process. [...]

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In this second article, Lori Woodward demonstrates how she uses lines in her art work.

Simplify Landscape Painting Using Straight Lines

This is part two on using straight lines to block in subjects in the drawing stage of a painting. [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #47

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses the effects money can have on your business decisions.

Too Much Money

Don’t let a lack of big bucks keep you from the small, daily steps we all need to make, to move our art further out into the world. [...]

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Eric Rhoads discusses the importance of down time.

The Magic of Summer

One of the things I love about summer is the release of the brain muscle. It’s tight all year, jammed with projects, workload, and stress, and summer provides a chance to stop squeezing that muscle at that level and allow new ideas to float in at a leisurely pace... Since summer is right around the corner: What will you do? If you learned that this is your last summer, what would you get done that you’ve kept putting off? [...]

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Lori Woodward shares a lesson from studying with Richard Schmid

Simplify Drawing Using Straight Lines on Rounded Objects

Try drawing your rounded objects with angular straight lines... I think you'll find that it makes drawing a lot easier. [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #46

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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Don't miss Luann Udell's last installment in her series "Thin Secret for Success"

THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 13 Thin people do what works

All you're ultimately left with is the path you've chosen, and the story you tell about it. We can’t choose whether it will bring us fame, or wealth, or self-worth. Only time and history can do that. But we can choose what role it will play in our life. [...]

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Lori Woodward's discusses the importance of mastery before marketing.

Just Starting Out? Forget The Business Plan - Develop Your Style

I discovered that developing an elaborate business plan, while it was fun, was also a waste of my time and energy. Why is that?... [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #45

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses how "When times change, we can choose to change, too."

THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 12 Thin people practice early intervention.

When things change, and the old ways aren't working, moaning and complaining about it doesn’t help. It won’t change anything. The only thing you can change is…well, YOU. You can change your outlook, your goals, your process, your path. [...]

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Keith Bond discusses a sometimes forgotten form of communication.

A Simple, Focused Snail-Mail Campaign

In this age of being digitally over-connected, sometimes something tangible sent via snail mail will really impress. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #44

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 11: Thin People Favor Bulky Foods

Make your efforts work twice as hard for your art biz! [...]

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Pioneer Cooking by JR Monks

The Devil Is In The Details

The devil may be in the details, but the painter is in the ability to make decisions regarding what to emphasize, and what to downplay. [...]

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A Day in the Studio with Zac Elletson

Setting up and painting a still life from start to finish. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #43

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 10: Don't Skip Breakfast!

Whether we do that with the things we make, the people we meet, or simply by being a happier person, that contribution is significant. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #42

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 9 Limit Your Options, Part Deux

It’s okay to do the experiment, to try new options and ideas. But we run the risk of losing our center when we try to chase something that’s not in us, to begin with. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #41

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 9: "Too. Many. Notes."

When you try to do everything, nothing gets done. [...]

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Beating "The System"

Engage your mind and find ways to overcome what others have not figured out. Start by believing that you have what it takes, your own unique ideas and perspective, which no one else on earth has. Use it to your advantage. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #40

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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Brushes and Brush Care Video

Tips for maintaining your brushes and how to save brushes that are past their prime. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #39

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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Put The Fire Out

Although I have reached a certain level of proficiency in several of the principles of art, I find myself returning to them over and over. There is always more to learn – more work to be done. [...]

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If I Was In Tribe Of Mentors

"People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are." [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #38

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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