Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Turnarounds

Maybe our personal turnarounds are the result of all of those days of going back into the studio when the ideas donít materialize and the work doesnít sell. [...]

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Stephen Williamson

A Country Evening by Stephen Williamson was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the October 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't Let Google Control Your Marketing Assets

You see, to truly control your own fate and be free, you should structure your art marketing like we do: We control our own assets and maintain direct relationships with our customers, fans and followers. [...]

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Eugen Chisnicean

Le Carousel Ars en Re by Eugen Chisnicean was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the October 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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THIS Does Not Make or Break a Judging Decision (with this One Judge, Anyway)

Excellent art shines wherever it shows, and excellent framing has the capacity to enhance Ė but not create Ė this quality. [...]

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Carole Rafferty

John Carrasco by Carole Rafferty was awarded Best of Show in the October 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Sins of the Father

We are what we do. Not what we think, not what we say, not what we feel. We are what we do. [...]

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October 2016 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Jennifer Diehl has completed the judging of the October 2016 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving - We Give Thanks for Artists

Your work transcends your studio and speaks to the world, to humanity, to future generations. Your artwork moves our souls, brings us to laughter and to tears. [...]

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Hans Olson

Spring Thaw by Hans Olson was selected as FAV 15% in the September 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Imortance Of A Plan

I get asked a lot whether or not I do thumbnails before a painting. My answer to that question is a resounding Yes! And while I don't always do them, I find my work is often better when I do. [...]

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Steve Atkinson

Roadside Attraction by Steve Atkinson was selected as FAV 15% in the September 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Seeing the Pattern

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

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M. Gilmour

The Canadian Prairies by M. Gilmour was selected as FAV 15% in the September 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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What To Expect When You Take An Art Workshop

Workshops are an important opportunity to continue to grow as an artist. [...]

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The Newlywed Game

Our role as artists is even more important than ever...Itís even more important to help others see the true beauty of this world. [...]

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Stephanie Rew

Red Organza by Stephanie Rew was awarded The BoldBrush Award in the September 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Who Art You?

Are you having a difficult time building a loyal following for your art business? Are you receiving a ton of engagement from your social media accounts but no one is visiting your FASO Art Gallery? [...]

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Cathy Hillegas

Queen of May by Cathy Hillegas was selected as FAV 15% in the September 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Who Else Reaches The Same Prospects as You?

Partnering with others is a way to reach a much larger population of prospects....quite a bit more than you can reach on your own, all while keeping the messages personal and relevant. [...]

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Alan Flattmann

Paris in the Rain by Alan Flattmann was selected as FAV 15% in the September 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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What Does (This One) Judge Look for When He Judges?

Medium matters. A lot. Not what the medium actually is, but how the artist uses, controls, manipulates, and creates with it. [...]

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Robert Papier

Old Point Bar by Robert Papier was selected as FAV 15% in the September 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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To Get Better, Pay Someone To Criticize You!

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. [...]

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Jason Sacran

The Golden Moment by Jason Sacran was selected as a Finalist in the September 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

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! [...]

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Nancy Macdonald

John Mark by Nancy Macdonald was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the September 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Artist Spotlight - Joseph Todorovitch

Thatís the greatest thing about being an artist and appreciating art. Itís liberating as you sit there and decompose how a painting was put together, how the artist searched for the path to that painting. [...]

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Christopher Gorey

Vermont Farm by Christopher Gorey was selected as a Finalist in the September 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Personal, Timely, Relevant Marketing Framework

But how do you start or grow or nurture a group of committed fans? How do you lead your "tribe"? By being personal, timely and relevant. [...]

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Lou Jordan

Grotto by Lou Jordan was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the September 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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10 Tips for Fearless Painting

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. [...]

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Doreen St. John

Dusk at the Prairie by Doreen St. John was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the September 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Flower Thief

The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them... [...]

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Natural Tendencies are the Kryptonite of Painters

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). [...]

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Mary Rose O'Connell

The North End by Mary Rose O'Connell was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the September 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Lessons From The Gym: It Doesnít Have to Be Hard

The best advice for almost everything in life, is to start where you are. Take one small step forward. [...]

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Nancee Jean Busse

Gliding Home by Nancee Jean Busse was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the September 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Where is Your Traffic Coming From?

Traffic is important for any online business. Take the time to analyze, document, assess and modify. Doing so will guarantee growth in the long run. [...]

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Arena Shawn

Fire Dance by Arena Shawn was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the September 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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