Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Mere Shadows of Halloween, Art and Gentlemen

So while the rest of the world is content with a simple "Happy Halloween", we present you with our following commentary on Halloween, Gentlemen and Art... [...]

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Barbara Applegate

Flash of Sun on Pond by Barbara Applegate was awarded 3rd Place in the September 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Why You Need To Harness This Contradictory Quality

Use a sliver of your ego to propel you forward and grow. Just don't become a complete servant to it. Harness your artistic ego, and watch your work blossom! [...]

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September 2016 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Brienne M Brown has completed the judging of the September 2016 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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Poppy Balser

Angelique at the Dock by Poppy Balser was awarded 2nd Place in the September 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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What is Everyone Else Ignoring?

Opportunities are often found by looking not at what everyone else is doing, but by looking at what everyone else is ignoring. [...]

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The Necessity of Taking Photographs

When you take those photographs, they are yours. No one else has taken the same photograph in the same way... at the same exact moment. (Just as when you do a drawing or a painting.) And as an artist, that is what can help make your painting inspirations, concepts and ideas yours and yours alone. [...]

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Cecelia Cox

Vintage Milk Can by Cecelia Cox was selected as FAV 15% in the August 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Am I Ready to be a Professional Artist? (Part 2)

That's what being an artist is, a giant risky gamble with no guarantees... [...]

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Carl Dalio

Havana Nights by Carl Dalio was selected as FAV 15% in the August 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Why Failure is the Best Teacher

So, the next time you've spent hours working on a piece and find you hate every square inch of it, take a break, eat something and then see how far you can push it and what that painting will teach you. [...]

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W.F. James

White Barn and Cow by W.F. James was selected as FAV 15% in the August 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Good, The Bad And The Ugly About Shortcuts

When we sidestep our deeper being and true artistic expression to fill a quota, meet a deadline or gallery preference, we betray our artistic soul. [...]

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Patience

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

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Daria Shachmut

Mud Hens by Daria Shachmut Accepted to the Oil Painters of America 2016 Western Regional Exhibition [...]

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Who Is A Real Artist?

But if you truly love what you do, there are many ways of ‘succeeding’, many ways of wrapping that gift, many ways of sharing it, all of them authentic and worthwhile. [...]

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Jeff Ripple

In the Time Between by Jeff Ripple was selected as FAV 15% in the August 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Maximize Holiday Art Sales

Be proactive now to reduce work stress for the holiday season and increase the chance of selling more art. [...]

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Hank Pulkowski

London Rain by Hank Pulkowski was selected as FAV 15% in the August 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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What We Learned In Taos About Protecting Creative Time

Both mastery and production require long stretches of uninterrupted creative time in your studio, so you must set limits to protect your creative time. [...]

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Sonia Kane

Poppy Fields by Sonia Kane was selected as FAV 15% in the August 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Psychology of Art Shows

If you’ve ever entered an art show, you know it’s as much about psychology as it is about art. [...]

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Rose Irelan

Desert Spirit by Rose Irelan was selected as a Finalist in the August 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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This Much I Know Is True

So much of life is uncertain and hard. But this much I know is true: Art is the best of us. Art reveals our souls. Our deepest truths. It need not fetch fame or fortune to be true and authentic. [...]

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The Tricky Business of Art

What's the difference between being an artist and being a professional artist? [...]

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Steven Hileman

Narramissic Winter by Steven Hileman was selected as a Finalist in the August 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Composition is King

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

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Randall Cogburn

Catamarran on the Beach by Randall Cogburn was selected as a Finalist in the August 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Artist Spotlight - Steve Atkinson

As artists, we all are standing on each other’s shoulders and learning from those who came before. [...]

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Karen Johnston

Listening Space by Karen Johnston was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the August 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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How To Advertise Your Art In Art Magazines

Opportunities are often found by looking not at what everyone else is doing, but by looking at what everyone else is ignoring. [...]

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Sherry Loehr

Lillies in Blue by Sherry Loehr was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the August 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Business Side: How Do We Make It Fun?

Crunching the numbers, marketing, blogs, writing newsletters, visiting galleries, creating submittals, preparing and maintaining a professional portfolio, etc.; when do I have time to create and just enjoy painting? [...]

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LaVone Sterling

imageSeptember Glow by LaVone Sterling was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the August 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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This Is How Abandoning The Herd Can Bring Success

Exceptional craftsmanship and exemplary art stands on its own. [...]

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Painting Is Dead!

Learn what it takes to do what has been done so many times already but still carries on. Because you, us, we are the hope of original paintings once more being sought after, admired and desired. [...]

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Shuang Li

Shelter Island South by Shuang Li was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the August 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Getting To Your Happy (Creative) Place

In order to create something new, we have to be open to the beauty in front of us, open and receptive to everything life throws at us. [...]

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Joseph Gyurcsak

The Cleric by Joseph Gyurcsak was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the August 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Building an Art Business- The Power of Three

Just like everything in life, there is a learning experience. [...]

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