Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Diane Frossard's "Summer Pasture" was selected as a Finalist in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Diane Frossard

Summer Pasture by Diane Frossard was selected as a Finalist in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares how giving can impact you in a positive way

Unexpected Impact

Giving fuels growth. It’s something I never understood, but when you give, much is given back to you, which of course allows you to give more. Giving can be about time, about encouragement, about advice, about listening, or, yes, about money. [...]

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A Poppy Balser painting at the "NOAPS 2019 Best of America SMALL PAINTINGS Juried Exhibition" at the RS Hanna Gallery

Special Edition USA Exhibits March 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from March 1st - 7th, 2019 [...]

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Jason Horejs shares key points to writing professional emails

Crafting Professional Emails for Better Art Business Communication

The key to writing professional emails is to take your time to make sure you say exactly what you want to say as clearly as possible, but there are some other specific steps you can follow to craft better emails. [...]

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DK Palecek's "Afternoon Invitation" was selected as a Finalist in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

DK Palecek

Afternoon Invitation by DK Palecek was selected as a Finalist in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #85

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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Hillary Scott's "Morning Radiance" was selected as a Finalist in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Hillary Scott

Morning Radiance by Hillary Scott was selected as a Finalist in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses how to enjoy the steps along the way in our "journey"

LESSONS FROM THE MOVE: Give It Time, and Take the Time!

Most things in life work themselves out. [...]

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Clint Watson discusses the importance of working on your art on a regular basis

Creativity is a Consequence of Productivity

Doing the work and doing it regularly. That's the thing that truly makes a difference in your creative output... Just rolling up your sleeves, digging in and producing your art on a regular basis. Day in. Day out. [...]

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Gary Byrd's "OLD MOSSY HORNS" was selected as a Finalist in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Gary Byrd

OLD MOSSY HORNS by Gary Byrd was selected as a Finalist in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss Dave Geada's interview with talented Artist: Tina Garrett

Artist Spotlight- Tina Garrett (Part 1 - 5)

Well, I can't feel too much regret about what I learned and when I learned it, because I'm not sure I could be here, where I'm at without that path. Part of what I think has prepared me to take off so quickly as a professional painter, painting not quite seven years, but yet making work that's recognized and receiving designations like the Art Renewal Center Associate Living Master, is the computer and software skills I learned in college and what I learned as a freelancer for all of my career. Knowing how to run my own business, how to keep organized and what it means to meet a deadline as well as the direct marketing and advertising skills that I learned at my first two jobs has been so helpful. I have insight into the business end of this profession that so many painters don't have. [...]

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Nick Eisele's "Bone Dry" was selected as a Finalist in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Nick Eisele

Bone Dry by Nick Eisele was selected as a Finalist in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Eric Armusik discusses how to grow and embrace failure

Embrace Failure

Success is a road for the persistent. Do not make the mistake of thinking that you are the only one that has ever failed. More importantly, do not call yourself a failure. Failure only happens if you give up. If you never stop trying you will never be a failure. [...]

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A Warren Chang painting at the New Museum Los Gatos

Special Edition USA Exhibits February 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from February 22nd - 28th, 2019 [...]

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Keith Bond discusses the pros and cons of painting large on location.

Painting Large en Plein Air

So I am completely satisfied working both plein air and in the studio. They serve different purposes. I can say and do different things. Yet, they are interdependent. Each discipline leads to learning and growth in the other. [...]

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Eugen Chisnicean's Workshop in Belgium at Hotel 'Les Roses'

Special Edition International Workshops 2019 Newsletter

Special International Workshops Edition from May 1st, 2019 - October 31st, 2019 [...]

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Kathie Odom's "Gussying Up" was awarded 2nd Place in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Kathie Odom

Gussying Up by Kathie Odom was awarded 2nd Place in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #84

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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Phil Couture's "Katsutomo" was selected as a Finalist in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Phil Couture

Katsutomo by Phil Couture was selected as a Finalist in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Luann Udell shares the benefits of having a positive reply prepared about your "Why"

SUPPORT YOUR MEDIUM: People Are Listening!

When we are challenged by these people who imply (or outright tell us!) our materials are “less than”, we need to be prepared with a great answer.... Because other people are listening! [...]

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Lidia Kosiorek's "Movement is Life" was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Lidia Kosiorek

Movement is Life by Lidia Kosiorek was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss Jason Horejs discussion on how to generate consistent and reliable sales

Collective Wisdom: Finding your Bread and Butter

Have you created artwork that generates consistent and reliable sales? What’s different about that artwork from your normal work? How did you discover your bread and butter? [...]

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Lorraine Trenholm's "Driving Downtown" was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Lorraine Trenholm

Driving Downtown by Lorraine Trenholm was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss Eric Rhoads' advice on "how to get unstuck" and back on track

How To Get Unstuck

I believe that you have a quarter-inch getting in the way of your big dreams. I believe you can figure it out. Rather than ruminating about a big problem, stop it. Just focus on one small problem, the one that will get you unstuck. [...]

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Keith Bond discusses spontaneity and freshness in a plein air painting and how to capture that in your studio.

There Must Be Another Reason

My plein air work is about responding emotionally to the moment. But, I have realized that my studio work enables me to explore other ideas, push compositional choices, or push color to create a mood. [...]

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A Philippe Gandiol painting at the "The City by the Bay" show at the Studio Gallery

Special Edition USA Exhibits February 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from February 15th - 21st, 2019 [...]

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Dirk Meyn's "5-31-16 abstract 007" was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Dirk Meyn

5-31-16 abstract 007 by Dirk Meyn was awarded Outstanding Abstract in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #83

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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Betsy Kellum's "The Three Rs" was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Betsy Kellum

The Three Rs by Betsy Kellum was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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LESSONS FROM THE MOVE: Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

I hope, if you are also facing something overwhelming in your life, that you have good friends to help you through... And even if you don’t, I hope you are as kind to yourself as I’ve learned to be, today. [...]

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Artist Kevin Macpherson is one of our Curators' Picks for February 2019

BoldBrush Curators' Picks - 15 Noteworthy Artists

Curators' Finds for September- 15 Noteworthy Artists [...]

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Christine Rhodes' "A Little Off Kilter" was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Christine Rhodes

A Little Off Kilter by Christine Rhodes was awarded Outstanding Acrylic in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss Jason Horejs discussion on "What Do You Do When You Encounter "the Artist Who Won't Go Away?"

Collective Wisdom | The Artists who Won't Go Away While I'm Trying to Sell

I know it can feel awkward to have someone listening and watching what you are doing, but if you act like it isn't awkward, your customer will very quickly forget about the other artists and you can engage as if you were in an empty studio. This will take some practice on your part, and a conscious effort not to feel self-conscious, but I can tell you from experience that it can be done. [...]

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Peggy Bishop's "Hotels in Havana" was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Peggy Bishop

Hotels in Havana by Peggy Bishop was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Eric Armusik discusses self-taught stigmas and shares 5 valuable tips

Banishing The Self-Taught Artist Stigma (+5 Tips)

A self-taught artist is a professional artist if they take their work and craft seriously. Never ever give up. You are greater than you know. [...]

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Don't miss Keith Bond's continued discussion on his workshop series

Pieces of the Puzzle

“Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.” [...]

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A John Buxton painting at the Masters of the American West Art Exhibition and Sale Show at the Autry Museum

Special Edition USA Exhibits February 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from February 8th -14th, 2019 [...]

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Richard Oversmith's "Painting the Impressionist Landscape" workshop in Asheville, North Carolina

Special Edition USA Workshops May 2019 Newsletter

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

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Kris Parins's "Against the Light" was awarded 3rd Place in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Kris Parins

Against the Light by Kris Parins was awarded 3rd Place in the December 2018 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #82

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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