Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Protecting Copyrighted Images Revisited

This article is by Clint Watson,  former art gallery owner/director/salesperson and founder of FineArtViews. You should follow Clint on Twitter here. After my last entry, several people emailed me to point out that it SEEMS that you can protect images online with a program that disables the right-click feature that most people use to save images.I want to address this issue because this question comes up often. Those right-click disable programs DO NOT protect your images. They don't work on all browsers and, more importantly, right clicking is not the only way to download an image. In fact, as I previously said, when you are viewing [...]

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How do we protect our copyrighted images on the Internet?

This article is by Clint Watson,  former art gallery owner/director/salesperson and founder of FineArtViews. You should follow Clint on Twitter here.   I received the following question from "TB" regarding copyrighting/watermarking images on a website:-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...I wondered how one would go about putting a watermark on their jpegs (as my Photoshop Elements does not seem to do this), or if you could create something where the casual user couldn`t copy (or where we could invoke it to watermark our images)? I had someone tell his wife he`d just download and print an image for her from my website. Apparently, there are still people who don`t think it`s theft. [...]

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Going the Extra Mile to Sell Original Art

This article is by Clint Watson,  former art gallery owner/director/salesperson and founder of FineArtViews. You should follow Clint on Twitter here.   I received an email from a client who shared a story of how going the extra mile helped her sell a nice commission painting. Plus it lets me sneak in a little shameless self promotion....-----------------------------------------------------------------------Feel free to cut and paste the following for your newsletter.."Getting commissions via one's artist website? I recently had aprospective client respond to my firneartonline website via "contact theartist" The person had merely "googled" the words "Cinque Terra art" andfound my site. The painting he first asked about would have been [...]

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Nigerian Scam - Art Variation

This article is by Clint Watson,  former art gallery owner/director/salesperson and founder of FineArtViews. You should follow Clint on Twitter here. I've seen this scam for a while, but it seems to keep resurfacing. So I post today just as a warning. If you receive a message from someone in Nigeria wanting to purchase your products (that's usually how they word it), it's a scam. This particular variation has even been featured on NBC's Dateline. They typically try to gain your trust and then talk you into revealing personal bank account info. Here is a copy of a recent communication one of [...]

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Sushi's Lessons for Art Marketing

This article is by Clint Watson,  former art gallery owner/director/salesperson and founder of FineArtViews. You should follow Clint on Twitter here.   In my recent ezine "Sushi's Lessons For Art Marketing", I discussed the idea that if artists want to focus on selling artwork they must take the required step of exhibiting their artwork. If you want to sell original artwork it has to be seen.If you would like a copy of the ezine, visit http://www.webartsites.com and become a member. (Membership is free). Then request the ezine, "Sushi's lessons for art marketing."Taking the step of exhibiting your work requires fortifying your attitude so you [...]

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