Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


A Sergio Roffo painting, our newest BoldBrush Signature Artist

Sergio Roffo

A Foggy Calmness by Sergio Roffo, BoldBrush Signature Artist [...]

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S.C. Mummert's discusses two very important elements in the world of artificial light for an artist: Color Temperature and Color Rendering.

It's All About The Light...

For many, North light has long been considered the gold standard for an artist to paint under--which arguably, it is. However, a ton of artists out there lack North light in their studios. As a result, the majority of art today is often created either in part, or wholly under artificial lighting. [...]

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Sevina Yates' "Siren Call" was selected as a Finalist in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Sevina Yates

Siren Call by Sevina Yates was selected as a Finalist in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss Jason Horejs' follow-up article on becoming a better art salesperson

Becoming a Better Art Salesperson: The Power of Silence

As your client finds an interesting piece and you move toward the close, silence can be far more powerful than talk. [...]

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Tears of Joy

Though these fires are horrific, the ashes provide moments of clarity, moments of gratefulness and a much needed fresh start for some. Though reaching out to these people I did not know what to say or how they would respond, but I’m encouraged by their strength, their resolve, and their gratefulness. I’m not sure I’d be as strong. [...]

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A Steve Atkinson painting at the Deck the Walls: Holiday Miniature Show at Trailside Gallery

Special Edition USA Exhibits November - December 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from November 30th - December 6th, 2018 [...]

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Greg Scheibel's "Mule Deer" was selected as a Finalist in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Greg Scheibel

Mule Deer by Greg Scheibel was selected as a Finalist in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #72

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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Jerry Salinas' "Family Recipes" was selected as a Finalist in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Jerry Salinas

Family Recipes by Jerry Salinas was selected as a Finalist in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss Luann Udell's discussion on finding "the right shoes" for the RIGHT next step.

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #11: Wear the Right Shoes.

But....if constant “playing around” is getting in the way of something else you want....If you want to be considered as more than a hobbyist, you must rise above your tools and techniques--and become a master of the medium itself. [...]

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Bob Lawson's "SUCH A WEB WE WEAVE" was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Bob Lawson

SUCH A WEB WE WEAVE by Bob Lawson was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Keith Bond shares the importance of letting your natural style emerge in your art

Develop Your Personal Style

This holds true with your art. You can focus on the techniques to the point that you can mimic any style. But when you focus instead on content or expression you will revert to your own personal style. And your natural style is more likely to emerge when you are in the zone... So, in short, don’t worry about forcing a style. It will come naturally as long as you don’t hinder it by failing to learn and grow as an artist. [...]

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A Laura Robb painting at the "Insight Gallery Holiday Small Works Show"

Special Edition USA Exhibits November 2018 Newsletter

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

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Russian Impressionists Emilia Lane and Elena Bakelha's "2019 Venice Italy Plein Air Painting Workshop" in Italy

Special Edition International Workshops 2019 Newsletter

Special International Workshops Edition from February 1st, 2019 - July 31st, 2019 [...]

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Jean Hildebrant's "Awaken" was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Jean Hildebrant

Awaken by Jean Hildebrant was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #71

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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Bakhtiar Umataliev's "Midna Malta" was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Bakhtiar Umataliev

Midna Malta by Bakhtiar Umataliev was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses when to push yourself a bit and when to take a break in your art

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #10: Vary the Intensity.

Know when to push through, and when to take a break! [...]

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Clint Watson shares some tips on how to treat your art collectors

You're the Rock Star

You're the Rock Star. And you should be doing the things I described above. If you didn't know that...well, now you do. [...]

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Keiko Tanabe's "Light and Shadow II" was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Keiko Tanabe

Light and Shadow II by Keiko Tanabe was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss Jason Horejs' tips on how to become a better salesperson

Becoming a Better Art Salesperson - Are you Chasing Away Your Buyers?

Many artists, and even some gallery salespeople, mistakenly think that the art sales process is a mysterious, and perhaps even devious way to trick people into buying something they’re not interested in. If this is your approach to selling, you will have limited success and unsatisfied buyers. I believe our work is much simpler: we are here to help people who feel a real connection to your art make it a part of their lives. [...]

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Erwin Lewandowski's "Crevice Stream I" was awarded 3rd Place in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Erwin Lewandowski

Crevice Stream I by Erwin Lewandowski was awarded 3rd Place in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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A Steve Atkinson painting at the Mountain Oyster Club Contemporary Western Art Show

Special Edition USA Exhibits November 2018 Newsletter

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

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Don't miss Keith Bond's follow up article on focusing on others

Stop Worrying About Yourself -- Focus on Others (Part 2)

Regardless of the art you create, you need to understand who your collectors are and why. The question to ask is: how will their world or their life be better and more enriched with your art? Understand your collectors. Understand why and how they respond to your art. [...]

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Ingrid Christensen's "Lean" was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Ingrid Christensen

Lean by Ingrid Christensen was awarded the BoldBrush Award in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Steven DaLuz's "Voyager" was awarded Best of Show in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Steven DaLuz

Voyager by Steven DaLuz was awarded Best of Show in the September 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #70

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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EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #9: Stretch!

Strength needs stretch to reach maximum potential. [...]

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One Simple Trick To Get More Customers

When your "gold panning" rewards you with a customer, treat her well and send those thank you notes. [...]

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William Schneider's "The Crucible" was selected as a Finalist in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

William Schneider

The Crucible by William Schneider was selected as a Finalist in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss Eric Rhoads inspiring column on how your art can be the story you leave behind.

Art From the Ashes

How can you get out of your comfort zone? It may be as simple as a visit to a gallery or an art exhibition or a museum you’ve not visited before, or learning a language, or finding a book outside what you’d normally read. While most seek comfort and security, it’s the discomfort that fosters growth and an invigorating life. [...]

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Jane Foley Ferraro's "Bird after Bird: Sing" was selected as a Finalist in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Jane Foley Ferraro

Bird after Bird: Sing by Jane Foley Ferraro was selected as a Finalist in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Keith Bond discusses how focusing on the needs of others, will help your art.

Stop Worrying About Yourself - Focus on Others (Part 1)

Stop worrying about yourself and focus on the needs of your clients. [...]

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A Jennifer Diehl painting at the "Night Life" show at Cole Gallery

Special Edition USA Exhibits November 2018 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from November 9th -15th, 2018 [...]

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Keiko Tanabe's 3-Day Watercolor Workshop at Tubac School of Fine Art in Arizona

Special Edition USA Workshops February 2019 Newsletter

Special USA Workshops Edition from February 2019 [...]

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Nathalie Lapointe's "Citizen Vintage" was selected as a Finalist in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Nathalie Lapointe

Citizen Vintage by Nathalie Lapointe was selected as a Finalist in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #69

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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Luann Udell discusses the importance of support.

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #8: Get the right support.

Find ways to “hold it together” during the hard times and the slow times. [...]

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Your Artful Amplifiers

Do you monitor worry about your website's traffic? Do you encourage beg people to "like" you on Facebook? Do you wonder if hope search engine marketing will ride in on a white horse and hand you new buyers? [...]

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Deborah Tilby's "Sunrise" was selected as a Finalist in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Deborah Tilby

Sunrise by Deborah Tilby was selected as a Finalist in the August 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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