Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Trust Your Process

We all have a process that works for us. The trick is to TRUST IT. [...]

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BoldBrush Curators' Picks - 24 Noteworthy Artists

Curators' Finds for September- 24 Noteworthy Artists [...]

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You Can't Harvest the Crop Before You Sow the Seeds

And the vast majority of artists I meet need to create demand for their art, not simply sit back and harvest some existing high traffic search term. [...]

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Sandra Pratt

Stillness by Sandra Pratt was selected as a Finalist in the July 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Subject Matters

Don’t strive to become a portrait artist; instead strive to become a better artist. If you want to paint better portraits, learn to paint landscape. [...]

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Special Edition USA Festivals, Fairs & Other Events September - October 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Festivals, Fairs, Open Studios & Other Events from September 29th - October 5th, 2017 [...]

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Mastery Requires Daily Practice

When you get in the creative “zone” more often, you strengthen the neural pathways that allow you to be creative, thus making it easier to be even MORE creative. It’s sort of like developing a habit to be creative. [...]

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Sallie-Anne Swift

Tireless Traveler by Sallie-Anne Swift was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the July 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Why Painting From Life Matters - Even If You Don't Enjoy It.

In order to love what I paint, I must paint what I love, and get to know my subject personally. [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits September - October 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from September 29th - October 5th, 2017 [...]

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Is There a Prophet in the House?

It’s not difficult at all to find prognosticators, analysts, and experts who review facts, information, disinformation, and misinformation and come up with forecasts of what will happen next. [...]

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Vianna Szabo

Night Falls on Charleston by Vianna Szabo was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the July 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series # 12

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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LESSONS FROM MY PETS: Nick the Problem Dog

When we are encouraged at asking for what we want, we get better at it. And we get better at knowing what we really want. We get better at knowing if we get it, too. [...]

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Have You Arrived?

There is a great danger in being known for a special style that’s recognizable everywhere. The collectors look for it and buy it because it’s recognizable. But should that lock you in forever? [...]

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Rick Delanty

Starshowers, Genesis 1:16 by Rick Delanty was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the July 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Biggest Mistake

The biggest mistake I see on most artist websites is not providing a way for the visitor to sign up for a newsletter. [...]

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

Special Edition USA Festivals, Fairs, Open Studios & Other Events from September 22nd - 28th, 2017 [...]

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Adding Video to Your Website - Part 2

Inserting Your Embed Code On Your Website [...]

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Mark Webster

Adhira 1301 Impressionist Portrait Acrylic Painting by Mark Webster was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the July 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Wearing Two Hats - But Only One At A Time

There is certainly a time for training and practice for athletes and artists, but there should also be a time where the artist, after having practiced and experimented, can just “Go With The FLOW”. [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits September 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from September 22nd- 28th, 2017 [...]

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Special Edition International Workshops 2017 - 2018 Newsletter

Special International Workshops Edition from December 1st, 2017 - June 1st, 2018 [...]

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Matt White

Evening on the Plaza by Matt White was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the July 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series # 11

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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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! My birthday wish for you.

Only by facing our fears can we realize some triumph over them. [...]

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The Needs of the Few Outweigh the Needs of the Many

It takes a scary small number of the right people to make a substantial number of art sales. [...]

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Derek Penix

New York by Derek Penix was awarded 2nd Place in the July 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Your Dreams Live Outside Your Comfort Zone

If you want to grow and have a more exciting future, you must do something different from what you've done so far. [...]

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

Special Edition USA Festivals, Fairs, Open Studios & Other Events from September 15th- 21st, 2017 [...]

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Adding Responsive Video to Your Artist Website, Part 1

If you can follow instructions and cut and paste, then by the end of this two part article you’ll be able to add videos to your website like a pro. [...]

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Nancie King Mertz

Light Commute by Nancie King Mertz was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the July 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Saving Time and Money on Art Supplies

When I order in bulk, I can easily figure out the cost of my materials, frame and shipping for each painting. [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits September 2017 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from September 15th- 21st, 2017 [...]

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What Does It Take to Participate in an Art Festival?

It will be some of the most rewarding and interesting experiences you’ll have in your life. It will make you a better artist – you will understand why you are making art, how to talk about your artistic process, and you will learn how to sell your art – all while getting valuable feedback from interested art lovers and art buyers. [...]

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Matt Linz

Erin by Matt Linz was awarded Best of Show in the July 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series # 10

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: The Unhappy BAD Baby in Action.

A problem shopper is a problem for EVERYBODY. And it isn’t about you. [...]

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The Maker's High

Makers all have something in common: They envision something in their mind's eye. And they then turn that vision into a reality by working in some "medium". In short, they turn an idea into a real-world "thing." [...]

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July 2017 BoldBrush Painting Contest Winners!

Our esteemed judge, Sarah Kidner has completed the judging of the July 2017 BoldBrush painting competition. [...]

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