Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Being Ready

It's like inspiration, you can't wait for it- then work, you need to work so when inspiration comes you are ready. [...]

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Jim Benest

Revive by Jim Benest was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the November BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Self-doubt and the Philosophies of Others

When asking someone to review your work, know just what their philosophy is and make it clear to them what you want from your art. [...]

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Betsy Kellum

Welcome to Washington DC by Betsy Kellum was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the November BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Artwork Archive

Have you ever missed a deadline because you forgot when it was? Forgotten where a particular painting is? [...]

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Josef Kote

AFTER THE RAIN by Josef Kote was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the November BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Oil Painting Blacks

Oil Painting Blacks [...]

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Mike Kowalski

Purisima by Mike Kowalski was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the November BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Your Artist Statements Say More than You Think They Do.

As in every aspect of your life, just be real, genuine, true to yourself and uncomplicated, and you won’t come across as an unmitigated ass. [...]

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Robert Bootier

Sienna #5 by Robert Bootier was awarded 2nd Place in the November BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Gift Wrapper

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats... [...]

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November 2016 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Jim Wodark has completed the judging of the November 2016 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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Ann Steverson

Backyard Queen by Ann Steverson was awarded The BoldBrush Award in the November BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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I Don't Care About Your Materials

Just like a good artist statement, your explanation of your choices should make the client want to go back and take a closer look at your work. [...]

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Accomplish More in 2017 By Focusing on One Area

You will be more successful by finishing a project than you would by starting multiple projects that will never be completed. [...]

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Eric Bowman

Desert Senintel by Eric Bowman was awarded 2nd Place and selected as FAV 15% in the October 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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How Rejection Helps

Why Rejection Is Good... [...]

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Jan Stommes

The Art of Science by Jan Stommes was selected as FAV 15% in the October 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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What Sully (Captain Sullenberger) Can Teach Artists

So, follow your passion, get the appropriate training and mentoring, evaluate your work regularly, and put in a lot of quality time. [...]

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Laurent Botella

la porte bleu by Laurent Botella was selected as FAV 15% in the October 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Why People Pay Good Money To Brand Themselves

Art is in the eyes of the beholder.... [...]

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How Do You Fit Creative Time Into Your Life?

How do I squeeze more creative time into my week? [...]

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Carolin Fernandez

Free Spirit by Carolin Fernandez was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the October 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Marketing for Fun

As an artist and an entrepreneur, you are also a salesman of your work. [...]

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Michelle Kondos

Melting by Michelle Kondos was selected as FAV 15% in the October 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Transporting Your Artwork To/From Exhibit

Transporting your art work to/from an exhibit is when the art is at greatest risk for incurring damage. [...]

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Joanne St-Cyr

Le chagrin de l'existence / The Sorrow of Existence by Joanne St-Cyr was selected as FAV 15% in the October 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Top 12 Things Never to Do on Your Artist Website

DO NOT DO THE FOLLOWING THINGS ON YOUR ARTIST WEBSITE... [...]

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Terry Hall

Beyond the Sky by Terry Hall was selected as FAV 15% in the October 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Common Issues Plaguing Artwork

Creating a work of art is not an easy thing, and the mental demands upon the artist are constant. [...]

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Philippe Gandiol

Sunday Ride by Philippe Gandiol was selected as a Finalist in the October 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Washing Away The Dust Of Everyday Life

In artwork we see an effort to reveal beauty, hope and self expression from the deepest regions of our spirit. [...]

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Zorn Palette and Color Chart

For me the Zorn Palette has been a great introduction to color, I highly recommend it to anyone starting the journey into oil painting, especially for indoor figure and portrait work. [...]

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Michele Norman

Arches by Michele Norman was selected as FAV 15% in the October 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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All Filled Up and Nowhere To Go

I’ve learned that sometimes, when we procrastinate endlessly, there can be very small obstacles holding us back. [...]

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Chin H Shin

Rainy Day 7 by Chin H Shin was selected as FAV 15% in the October 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Online Art Marketing Blueprint

Successful people have mastered the art of change. They are not loyal to a “one-way strategy.” They are focused on implementing programs that work at the time and discard it when a better plan arises. [...]

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Kate Dardine

Just Ride by Kate Dardine was selected as a Finalist in the October 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Why I Don't like Email Newsletter Signup Pop Ups

If someone loves your art, they will contact you. They will stay abreast of what you're doing. [...]

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John Morra

Mertz #10 by John Morra was selected as a Finalist in the October 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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