Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


What Color Is That?

What color is that? The question floats through the room at every demo or workshop. [...]

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Nyle Gordon

Break Time at Cafe Du Monde by Nyle Gordon was selected as a Finalist in the May 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series # 4

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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Take Me Home With You! “It Costs Too Much”

When a customer thanks you for selling them your work? You know you’re doing it right. [...]

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Easy Still Life Set Up

As far as setting up the still life, the possibilities are endless. I like to think of the table as a stage and look for an object that will be the star of the composition. [...]

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Andrea Hennings

Cantarero by Andrea Hennings was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the May 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Why Would You Want To Paint A Painting Without A GPS?

You wouldn't go on a trip without your GPS... so why would you want to paint a painting without a GPS... or rather, a photo reference! [...]

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Special Edition USA Festivals, Fairs & Other Events July - August 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Festivals, Fairs, Open Studios & Other Events from July 28th - August 3rd, 2017 [...]

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Superlative

When I think about art, which for me is all the time, I do make assessments; I attempt to evaluate the art of others and that of my own. Other art I want to appreciate for what it is and for what it may say. My art I want to evaluate in order to expand and improve. [...]

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Susan Perrish

Madame Butterfly by Susan Perrish was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the May 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits July - August 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from July 28th - August 3rd, 2017 [...]

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Multiple Streams of Income For Artists

It's not clear what is causing galleries to close while other galleries thrive, but it is very clear that artists are now seeking to sell through additional venues to supplement their gallery sales. [...]

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Creating Upon Demand: Sidestepping the Pitfalls

The rest rejuvenates the soul - where the Muse resides. [...]

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Suzanne Rempp

Splash! by Suzanne Rempp was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the May 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series # 3

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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HATERS GONNA HATE: Your Turn to Ask the Questions!

To make a sale, you need a dialogue, not a monologue. [...]

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Curler Princess - All About Edges

I have realized edges can make or break a painting. If all edges have a similar treatment, it confuses the viewer. [...]

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William Schneider

Reckless Abandon by William Schneider was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the May 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Special Edition USA Festivals, Fairs & Other Events July 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Festivals, Fairs, Open Studios & Other Events from July 21st - 27th, 2017 [...]

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What Is Space In Your Art?

In my opinion, Space is one of the most important elements, because it really puts your composition at stake. Simply put, Space is how you place your subject or form on your canvas. [...]

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Artist Spotlight - Tim Tyler

You need to be articulate and learn the visual vocabulary of art and then reach back and apply that vocabulary to your art. Then you really have choices. [...]

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John Ball

Fairy by John Ball was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the May 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits July 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from July 21st - 27th, 2017 [...]

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Current Framing Options - Part 1

There are many, many framing options available to artists today. Your framing selection will be determined by several factors: your style, your venues, your buyers, and your budget. [...]

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Special Edition International Workshops Oct. 2017- April 2018 Newsletter

Special International Workshops Edition from October 1st, 2017 - April 1st, 2018 [...]

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Keiko Tanabe

Friday Night by Keiko Tanabe was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the May 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series # 2

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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HATERS GONNA HATE: Til We Meet Again

Not everyone is our customer. [...]

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James Crandall

Explanation by James Crandall was awarded 2nd Place in the May 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Special Edition USA Festivals, Fairs & Other Events July 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Festivals, Fairs, Open Studios & Other Events from July 14th - 20th, 2017 [...]

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The Power of Chromatic Black

There is real power in Chromatic Black. Any time we can find a color that artists can bend to their will and send in so many different directions whenever they need, its pure Power! [...]

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Videos That Sell Your Artwork

Videos are not only effective at increasing art sales, they are also one of the best ways to differentiate you and your artwork from other artists. [...]

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Dilleen Marsh

We Carry Our Happiness With Us by Dilleen Marsh was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the May 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits July 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from July 14th - 20th, 2017 [...]

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The Importance of Technique

We all strive for originality but with so many artists out there it would be hard for one artist's work to not, somewhere in the world, have their work resemble another artist' work. [...]

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What About Discouragement and Despair?

And in today’s art, economic, and social environment, being an artist is pretty challenging. [...]

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Heather Arenas

Oscar and Sharon's Big Day Out by Heather Arenas was awarded Best of Show in the May 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Life of Art

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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HATERS GONNA HATE: And Lovers Gonna Love

Don’t slam the door on those who truly want to connect (in a good way.) [...]

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Writing Artwork Descriptions That Sell More Artwork

If you follow this formula, I think you’ll find that you’ll create engaging content that helps collectors find your artwork and also convinces them to buy your art. [...]

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