Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


FASO Featured Artists: Artist Jerry La Point

Artist Jerry La Point is known for exploring a variety of styles in his art studio. He creates expressive landscape paintings in addition to abstract works and color field pieces. His swift brushwork -- meshed with a dynamic use of color -- comes together powerfully. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Shawn Cameron, Diann Haist, Christine Drewyer

We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: Shawn Cameron, Diann Haist, Christine Drewyer [...]

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Does Limiting Print Editions Create Value?

To sum it up. When selling my reproductions, I list it as a giclee print. I don't get into the discussion of the difference between a print and mechanical reproduction because my print buyers don't care about that. People who do care about whether a work of art "might" be an investment buy my original works and even those may never increase in value. [...]

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Margi Lucena - beautifully textured pastels

'Box Canyon Mid Day' by Margi Lucena was awarded 3rd Place in the June 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist William Entrekin

Artist William Entrekin is known for exploring a variety of mediums with his painting. For example, William often utilizes oils, watercolors, and egg temperas -- he approaches each medium with the same level of dedication and skill. [...]

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Quantity vs Quality in Making Art

Some might argue that focusing on quantity, even if it is only a quantity of one each day, will make for a large quantity of weak paintings. I am fighting that possibility as best I can. I am critiquing as I go along so you are seeing the best of what I make. Some days, I make more than one painting and you see only the one that I am most pleased with. I feel that this daily practice at my art is helping me to improve. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists [...]

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June 2013 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Carol Marine has completed the judging of the June 2013 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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Danielle Richard - emotional body of work

'Quelque Part' by Danielle Richard was awarded The BoldBrush Award in the June 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Mireille Duchesne, Beverly Lee, Sherri Aldawood

Art critic Brian Sherwin has selected three works of art featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: Mireille Duchesne, Beverly Lee, Sherri Aldawood [...]

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An Introduction to The Art Edge

Clint Watson, the Founder of FASO, asked me if I would be interested in spearheading my own blog and newsletter in order to achieve that goal. I gladly accepted his request -- The Art Edge was born. The Art Edge is part of the FASO family of informative blogs. I will strive to deliver the same quality that you have come to know on FineArtViews. [...]

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Winner of the first $1,000 BoldBrush Award announced!

Artist Danielle Richard is the winner of the first BoldBrush Award. Danielle's BoldBrush entry, a pastel piece titled Quelque Part, was selected by BoldBrush Painting Competition judge Carol Marine. [...]

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Fueling Passion

We don’t have to live up to the expectations of others. Passion is personal. As long as our passion is fueled with the right stuff then keep on plodding forward. I’ll never be Mark Twain or Tom Clancy. But that’s okay, because neither of them could teach you to mix a boundless number of grays, or where to place the catch light in a portrait. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Larry Preston

Artist Larry Preston has garnered attention for his approach to still life painting. Larry explores the beauty of simple, everyday objects that are often overlooked. His exploration often results in unique, 'edgy' still life placements that demand a second look from viewers. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Ellie Harold, Linda Benton McCloskey, Victoria Pinney

Art critic Brian Sherwin has selected three works of art featured on the FASO Daily Art Show. We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: Ellie Harold, Linda Benton McCloskey, Victoria Pinney [...]

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John Burton - unadulterated passion for nature

'Pinnacles Cove' by John Burton was awarded Best of Show in the June 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Get ‘Em Drunk, and They’ll Buy Anything

Some say things and act out in fashions that later cause them moments of embarrassment, but very, very few lose control of their debit cards. And while there are people who do, relying upon them -- and their moment of vulnerability -- for painting sales is about as sensible as securing your retirement annuity with proceeds from lotto tickets. [...]

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I’m Not in the Mood

If you want to be a professional artist, you will have deadlines, commitments, and maybe even demonstrations. You will need to perform and will need to show up to do the work. Even if you have no audience such as the demo, you cannot just blow off your responsibilities when you “don’t feel like painting”. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Isack Azaev

Artist Isack Azaev is known for creating highly detailed drawings and paintings. Additionally, Isack has garnered attention for his experimental works of art. His work has been described as 'delicate' - viewers have noted that Isack's powerful images -- strengthened by his skills -- are easily remembered. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists [...]

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Figuring Out Life as a Full Time Artist

And then... here comes the hardest part of all... once our creation is born we have to launch it into the world! Not only do we have to learn to be vulnerable by putting our very personal creations out there for others to see and therefore be open to criticism and rejection, but we also have to learn about marketing and promotion in order to get it out there in the first place. There are so many skill sets a professional artist has to have, very few other jobs compare. It can be a 24/7 job, constantly on your mind. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Kristi Grussendorf, Jo Ridge Kelley, Helli Luck

We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: Kristi Grussendorf, Jo Ridge Kelley, Helli Luck [...]

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Jan Stommes - simple yet highly sophisticated

Jan Stommes Trompe l'Oeil Series selected as Favorites 15% in BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Fable of the Cardinal

Now some humans couldn’t put out bird feeders anymore. Some had no money. Some were too busy. And some had moved away. But it turns out that there are ALWAYS people who like to feed birds. It’s a simple pleasure, and not that expensive (if you don’t get carried away!) And there are always new people who get interested in birds and want to put up a feeder or two. The cardinal went back and told all his friends. All they had to do was LOOK AROUND FOR NEW BIRD FEEDERS. [...]

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Passive Income Streams - Giclee Prints

The artist who would benefit from having reproductions on hand to sell, has built a following of collectors, either on her or his own or through gallery sales. [...]

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Richard Prather - breathtaking work

'Taking Hold' by Richard Prather was selected as a Finalist in the May 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Rozanne Hubbard

Artist Rozanne Hubbard is known for creating landscape paintings that capture the 'mood' of nature. Rozanne often focuses on Midwest regions for inspiration. Concerning her love for nature, Rozanne has said, "I have spent a lifetime observing the soft, hazy colors of our gently rolling hills, the silhouetted tree lines and the dramatic skies created over the prairies." [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Patty S. Porter, Pamela Beer, Mark Bettis

We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about these artists: Patty S. Porter, Pamela Beer, Mark Bettis [...]

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Paul Duplessis - impressive body of work

'Late Winter's Light' by Paul Duplessis was selected as a Finalist in the May 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Art and Wine: They Go Together!

You are a business, and what you produce is valuable. Too frequently, artists -- who often tend to be sensitive, thoughtful people -- are pushed and pulled by a schizophrenic message that says, simultaneously, two things: 1) This is a charitable event. 2) This is a business making proposition. [...]

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Romanoos Mattonen - a gift of love

"Remembering a Love Lost" by Romanoos Mattonen was selected as a Finalist in the May 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Advice for a Newbie, Revised

Like you, I started late. I have never stopped painting. My career as an artist has been very unconventional and definitely full of twists and turns. The best advice that I can give is this... [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist Cynthia Stafford

Artist Cynthia Stafford is a sculptor and painter. Cynthia's ability as a young sculptor caught the eye of noted sculptors and art instructors. She learned to embrace figurative sculpture under the watchful eye of A. Wasil. That foundation -- strengthened by A. Wasil's legacy -- spurred Cynthia to further explore creating portraits and figure work from life. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists [...]

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Seeking Excellence

So, can I do mediocre work and be happy with that? Should I ease up on myself and give myself a break? [...]

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Artist Website Tips: Think about time when listing art exhibits

I've gathered a lot of insight from art dealers, art writers, and artists over the years concerning how art exhibit information is listed on artist websites. One tip that has stood the 'test of time', pun intended, involves the timeframe of listed art exhibits. Point-blank, you want to avoid revealing any major time gaps when listing your exhibit history. That said, there are other things to consider -- time-wise -- when creating a list of past art exhibits. [...]

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Staff Picks from the FASO Daily Art Show: Susan Jositas, Janet DeLonga, Don Kitz

We at FineArtViews encourage you to learn more about the following artists: Susan Jositas, Janet DeLonga, Don Kitz [...]

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Romona Youngquist - engaging oils

'Autumn's End' by Romona Youngquist was selected as a Finalist in the May 2013 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Eight Keys to Being a Professional

Over the years, I’ve learned to adapt. What worked in 1970 doesn’t fit today’s market. [...]

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FASO Featured Artists: Artist John Ursillo

Artist John Ursillo explores a variety of mediums in his art studio. John has gained renown for his colored pencil artwork. He has developed a colored pencil technique that he calls 'Solvent Enhanced' – which, as John describes, allows him to achieve realism in details and textures on normal Colored Pencil supports (paper, etc.) but also on materials that can be exhibited without glass. [...]

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