Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Learning to Fly Part 3: What Rudyard Kipling Said

Create the work YOU care about, right now. Do better, and be better, as possible. Leave as little as possible in regret. And grow as much joy as you can, today, with your art. [...]

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Tim Oliver

Broadway Tower by Tim Oliver was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the May 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Top 5 Things to Inspire More Creativity for The Artist Within

While some days inspiration may come easily, I still must always keep a focus on feeding my creativity, because there will be days that inspiration is lacking and therefore my imagination feels stale. [...]

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Kim Hill

Nestled In by Kim Hill was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the May 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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On the Go

Focus is necessary in order to make good work and to do all the necessary things to take care of business. [...]

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Teresa Elliott

Moon As Bright by Teresa Elliott was awarded 2nd Place in the May 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Branding Is What Cowboys Do to Cattle

Branding yourself means to develop a unique professional identity that sets you apart from the crowd, and once you develop this, you promote promote promote promote promote promote it... [...]

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Karen Whitworth

Transformation by Karen Whitworth was awarded Best of Show in the May 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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How To Improve Your Art With Visual Intelligence

All you have to do is slow down, start paying closer attention, and train yourself to absorb more of the world around you. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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7 Ways Talk About Your Fine Art Work

When you are working at your art it will change, so take a close look at your artwork at least twice a year with the idea of revising what you usually say. People are more connected to art they can see and feel emotional about. [...]

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The Next Rembrandt and the Search for Character

While likeness can and will be easily captured by our cameras and created by our computers, they will never replace the artist touch and the selective ability to draw out character. [...]

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Janna Kumi

What's Going On? by Janna Kumi was selected as FAV 15% in the April 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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For the Pleasure of Singing

The reason I do what I do, paint, I realized is for the shear joy, the excitement, the pleasure of manipulating the medium I am working in. [...]

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Kirk Larsen

Clear ahead by Kirk Larsen was selected as FAV 15% in the April 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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When the Teacher Becomes the Student

It takes a village to raise an artist. [...]

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Donna Colleran

John by Donna Colleran was selected as a Finalist in the April 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The "Gritty" Artist

It's exhilarating to go through the process of problem solving when things aren't going well, coming up with creative alternatives to what isn't working and conceptualizing things in a different way to achieve a better result... [...]

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Scott Mattlin

Morning Study I by Scott Mattlin was selected as a Finalist in the April 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Power of One

Don’t ever forget the power of one to positively affect others. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Romance and Art

When you become emotionally connected to your art then you will begin to produce work that is truly engaging with the viewer. [...]

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Learning To Fly Part 2: Who Is Your Co-Pilot?

Finding the best people who support you in your art-making. [...]

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Kyle Stuckey

Yellow Hair Tie by Kyle Stuckey was selected as a Finalist in the April 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Two People Inside an Artist's Head

These two parts of me are learning to work together, but I know it’s a long road. [...]

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Mark Lague

Still Life Study 1 by Mark Lague was selected as a Finalist in the April 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Time and Pressure

We are wise to keep this in mind when external (or internal) pressures mount. Art is not only a self-expression, it is a self-preservation. [...]

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Irma Ward

City Light by Irma Ward was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the April 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Only I Can Determine If I Am Prostituting Myself

Determining whether or not we are “prostituting ourselves” -- in our art, or in our lives -- is very much a personal and private conversation, highly dependent upon the yard stick we use to determine our moral choices. We must be careful in allowing others to bring in different systems of measurement and insisting that we use them. [...]

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Susan Perrish

DIANN by Susan Perrish was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the April 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Why These Five Blackbelt Qualities Will Make You A Better Artist

The artists who adopt the blackbelt attitude of an indomitable spirit are the ones who stand the best chance of success. [...]

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Selected Upcoming Exhibits by Informed Collector Artists

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

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Express Your Fire

If you once painted, or wrote, or played music, and stopped, and because you stopped, you stopped connecting to the other creatives who paint and write and play music, connect again. Reach for a match. Express your fire. [...]

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A "Can Do" Spirit Creates More Opportunities

Your reason for being an artist is to share with others your interpretation of your experience and whatever inspired you. To give the viewer another view of the world. [...]

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Bonnie Paruch

After Hours by Bonnie Paruch was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the April 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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What Makes A Good Painting?

Sometimes you will find a piece you especially like, sometimes works aren’t as stimulating as you initially thought and once in a while a painting or sculpture will only reveal its problems or perfection upon closer scrutiny. You will find the answer. [...]

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Nancy Haley

You Go Girl by Nancy Haley was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the April 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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13 Ways to Price Artwork

Pricing is a daunting task to an artist and may be a deal breaker for a collector. Prices vary from way too low to exorbitantly high... [...]

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J.M. Brodrick

New Day Coming by J.M. Brodrick was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the April 2016 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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First Marks

Somewhere in our ancient past is that individual who first recognized possibility and then created the first drawing or the first painting that eventually led us down the path of art. [...]

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