Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Beyond the Study

In our journey as artists we spend a long time learning how to render. [...]

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Jonathan Hayes

Caragh's Libby by Jonathan Hayes was awarded Best of Show in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Forget the Flowers and Hold the Wine

Let your art speak for itself. And let your art be the star of the show. [...]

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Jodie Kain

Brad by Jodie Kain was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Lessons Learned

The making of art is not just about creating any singular art work; it is about committing to the practice of art and to living an artistic life. [...]

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Telagio Baptista

SEE TO SEA by Telagio Baptista was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits March - April 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from March 31st - April 6th, 2017 [...]

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My Watercolor Brushes

Remember, these brushes are my personal workhorse favorites....in the end, it comes down to YOUR personal preference. [...]

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Melissa Breault

Body and Soul by Melissa Breault was awarded 3rd Place in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Helpful Ways to Approach a 30 Day Painting Challenge

If you have wanted to be part of a 30 day painting challenge, but felt it was too intimidating, here are some helpful ideas for approaching it. [...]

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Tony Pro

Last train home by Tony Pro was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Why I Steal Like A Thief And You Should Too

Artwork is a lot like cursive handwriting (are schools teaching it anymore?). Students are taught the same shapes, loops, etc. But over time everyone develops their own unique hand. So it is with art. [...]

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Does Drawing Matter in a Loose Painting?

When teaching I've been asked if a painter can hide the fact that they can't draw, if they paint really loosely... [...]

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February 2017 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Stephanie Rew has completed the judging of the February 2017 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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Joshua Baldwin

The Art Professor by Joshua Baldwin was selected as FAV 15% in the January 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Artist Spotlight - Joe Gyurcsak

Everyone faces pivotal moments in their life. The trick is you need to find the courage to follow your dreams. [...]

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Kristi Grussendorf

Dry Dock by Kristi Grussendorf was selected as FAV 15% in the January 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Special Edition International Workshops 2017 Newsletter

Special International Workshops Edition from June 1st - December 1st, 2017 [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits March 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from March 24th -30th, 2017 [...]

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Talent

Art, no matter how well or great our original talent brings us, must be nurtured, fueled, enhanced, and continually learned to become the best that we can be. [...]

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Donald Fox

Alternate Windows by Donald Fox was selected as FAV 15% in the January 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Do This Every Single Day, and You’ll Succeed!

The artist’s work is different from a corporate CEO’s. It only makes sense that his method of doing so will be different as well. [...]

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Holly Bedrosian

Boy at the Beach by Holly Bedrosian was selected as FAV 15% in the January 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Surprising Value Of Anger

The surprising value of anger is that, when properly channeled, it can fuel positive action and solutions. [...]

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How to Leverage Analytics to Make Your Art Marketing More Effective

Why Website Data Matters (And Why It Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated) [...]

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Mark Larson

The Guardian by Mark Larson was selected as FAV 15% in the January 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Story You Tell and the Power of Your Tribe

The words you need to hear are already sitting in the heart of someone who may cross your path—today. [...]

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Cindy Gillett

Along The Shoreline by Cindy Gillett was selected as FAV 15% in the January 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Using the Paper's Texture and Dragging Dry Pigment: At the Point of JR Monks' Brush

I feel color is a powerful tool for a painter, but color alone can become cliche and elements such as texture provide a means to speak a more powerful truth about the landscape. [...]

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Jie Wei Zhou

Little Helper by Jie Wei Zhou was selected as FAV 15% in the January 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits March 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from March 17th - 23rd, 2017 [...]

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Special Edition USA Workshops May 2017 Newsletter

Special USA Workshops Edition from May 1st - June 1st, 2017 [...]

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Hitting the Wall or Bouncing off It

So my new method of working is to keep a number of paintings on my Merry-Go-Round of an easel and hope that when the time is right, I'll see exactly what each painting needs to graduate and fly off into the world. [...]

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Laurie Kersey

Roses & Lilies by Laurie Kersey was selected as FAV 15% in the January 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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How do you frame pastel paintings?

Soft pastel has to be framed under glass. No amount of spraying fixative will change that! [...]

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Simon Winegar

Ontario by Simon Winegar was selected as FAV 15% in the January 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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What Happened At The Oscars Is A Clue To Selling More Art

Yes, a professional website is important. So is building an email list, blogging about your work and leveraging social media to share your art. But in the end, it’s all about the work. [...]

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Owning Your Own Marketing Channels with FASO's "Get New Art Alerts" Feature

Artist always ask me for tips on the most effective forms of marketing. One thing I tell them is that email marketing remains one of the best channels to promote your art. [...]

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Jim Wodark

Quiet Magnificence by Jim Wodark was selected as a Finalist in the January 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Seeking the Masterpiece

For whatever reason, artists are driven to create art that can make us happy, stir up strong emotions and make us think... [...]

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