Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 7 Thin People Weigh Themselves.

Remember: The work that refreshes your spirit, restores you to yourself so you can do other, perhaps higher-paying work, is just as important as making a living with art. There is no right or wrong way to balance art, income, and lifeóonly what works for you. [...]

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BoldBrush Curators' Picks - Noteworthy Artists

Curators' Finds for March 2018 - 22 Noteworthy Artists [...]

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Put The Fire Out

Although I have reached a certain level of proficiency in several of the principles of art, I find myself returning to them over and over. There is always more to learn Ė more work to be done. [...]

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Blair Atherholt

A Composition for Violin by Blair Atherholt was awarded 3rd Place in the January 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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If I Was In Tribe Of Mentors

"People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are." [...]

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Ann Hanson

My Way by Ann Hanson was awarded 2nd Place in the January 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Warm Memories

Letís each go out of our way to create memories, and letís cherish the memories we hold dear. We would all be better off spending more time enjoying those memories. [...]

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Brian Cote

Celadon Bowl with Apples by Brian Cote was awarded Best of Show in the January 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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How Instagram Works

If we artists are to entice and create a new generation of art collectors, we will do best if we meet these folks where they already live (and post). [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits March - April 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from March 30th - April 5th, 2018 [...]

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Patty Bailey Sheets

Eugene Carr of Asheville NC by Patty Bailey Sheets was selected as a Finalist in the December 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #38

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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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS #6: Thin people enjoy their food. *

It's that delicate balance of feeding all sides of your business that creates success. [...]

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Video Newsletters

The newsletters that include effective videos stand apart from those of similar content that doesnít have video. [...]

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Mike Beeman

Blue Pitcher #2 by Mike Beeman was selected as a Finalist in the December 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Tyranny of the Task List

To-do lists are constraints. They are chains. Now, constraints are not always a bad thing. Sometimes we need constraints to achieve positive results. [...]

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How to Get Art Commissions!

How to get art commissions and the Do's & Don'ts once you have them. [...]

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Pat Meyer

Pumpkin and Roses by Pat Meyer was selected as a Finalist in the December 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Gain New Collectors With Instagram

Itís been easier to find and target groups who are interested in the things that I paint with the Instagram platform. [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits March 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from March 23rd - 29th, 2018 [...]

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Special Edition International Workshops 2018 Newsletter

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

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Mike Kowalski

Blues Man by Mike Kowalski was selected as a Finalist in the December 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #37

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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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 5: Thin people don't sit still.

Success is in sharing that knowledge, that insight, that spiritual growth, your art, the work of your heart, with the world. [...]

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Compositional Patterns of Light and Dark, Part II

Just as when we paint, thereís something about the reversed image a mirror provides us, that inexplicably reveals things we otherwise canít see in our efforts. [...]

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Terry Hall

Change of Heart by Terry Hall was selected as a Finalist in the December 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Artist Spotlight - Michelle Dunaway

Competent painting to me means good drawing, concise values, clean color and interesting design, my father always told me in all areas of life to think from the end first. In other words, set the goal of what you want to do, your highest aspiration, and then backtrack and figure out the steps to achieve it. [...]

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Joanie Anderson

Orange Blink by Joanie Anderson was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the December 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Listening to the Voices in Your Head

You have unbelievable gifts within you, things you donít even know you have, that have been molded by the experiences in your life. Adversity may have been painful but itís where many of our gifts come from. [...]

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Michael Broshar

Sacramento at Kearney - SF 11x15 by Michael Broshar was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the December 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Special Edition USA Exhibits March 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from March 16th - 22nd, 2018 [...]

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Your Art Business Is Personal

Today, running a business is more personal than ever - Especially when your interests and art resonate with like-minded folks [...]

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Alisha Ard

Retro Skates by Alisha Ard was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the December 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #36

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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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 4 Part Two: Where (Besides Colorado) Is Your Happy Place?

The world is a big place, and there is a place for you in it, somewhere. [...]

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How to Handle an Art Sale that Doesnít Work Out

Ultimately, I want my clients to buy art because they feel a powerful, emotional connection to the work. [...]

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Brian LaSaga

Close To Shore by Brian LaSaga was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the December 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Dangers of Mentorship

When you encounter problems, instead of immediately seeking help from a mentor, try to solve it your own way. There is something important, rewarding and fun about forcing yourself to explore unfamiliar areas yourself, alone with your wits, that leads to growth. [...]

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John Schaeffer

Candy Apple Tuxedo by John Schaeffer was awarded 3rd Place in the December 2017 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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The Artist's Statement vs Biography

Donít confuse an artistís statement with a biography. Many artists often combine the two into one document that lacks the intended focus. [...]

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