Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Carole Rodrigue shares how she uses blogging to marketing her art.

Why Artists Should Blog

Marketing online can be complex and confusing, but by learning various bits and pieces, putting everything together can really help you get the word out about your art. It is a lot of work, but everything worthwhile is. [...]

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Keith Bond discusses whether you should purchase or prepare your own canvas.

Should You Stretch Your Own Canvas?

I often get questions regarding whether to purchase or prepare your own canvas. The truth is there are pros and cons of each. Even still, you will save a lot of money if you learn how to prepare your own canvas. [...]

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A Steve Atkinson painting at the "Hold Your Horses!" show at Phippen Museum of Western Art & Heritage

Special Edition USA Exhibits August 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from Aug 2nd- 8th, 2019 [...]

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J.R. Monks discusses the meaning of a sale.

You Picked Me?

In all practicality though sales find us, nourish us, and encourage us to do more, go further, and continue the journey. [...]

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Mark Lague's "Saint Patrick's Candles" was selected as a Finalist in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Mark Lague

Saint Patrick's Candles by Mark Lague was selected as a Finalist in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #107

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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Jonathan McPhillips' "Veiled Beauty" was selected as a Finalist in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Jonathan McPhillips

Veiled Beauty by Jonathan McPhillips was selected as a Finalist in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses how to break bad habits.

LESSONS FROM THE GYM: How to Change Bad Habits

The body does whatever we ask it to. But it may not be the best way to do it. Only conscious effort can change that! [...]

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Clint Watson shares 6 steps that can lead to art sales.

The "6C's" of Art Sales

The secret to high art sales, which must be done IN ORDER: craving -> creativity -> competence -> community -> conversations -> commerce [...]

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Pat Meyer's "The After Glow" was selected as a Finalist in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Pat Meyer

The After Glow by Pat Meyer was selected as a Finalist in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Don't miss Jason Horejs' advice when interacting with an art collector

How to Behave in an Art Collector’s Home

If you've had the opportunity to sell directly to art buyers, either through your studio, gallery or a show, you've probably found yourself in a similar scenario. Selling to a client in her home can be a challenge, but getting the art into the client's home in the first place is more than half the battle. I have several suggestions that might help you the next time you find yourself with your art in a client's home... [...]

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Heidi Lorenz's "Dieppe Rooftops" was selected as a Finalist in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Heidi Lorenz

Dieppe Rooftops by Heidi Lorenz was selected as a Finalist in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Eric Armusik shares some tips on how he paints figurative art and portraiture.

5 Tips to Make You a Better Figurative Painter

There are many figurative painting techniques to get you to that endpoint. It isn't just one solution, but if you have more time with a painting you have more time to figure things out. Don't give up. Learn from each painting. Your mistakes will serve you well if you learn from them. [...]

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Keith Bond shares why you should keep all aspects of your art business separate

Compartmentalizing Your Art

How do you compartmentalize your art – or do you? [...]

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Ann Hanson's painting at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West art show.

Special Edition USA Exhibits July - August 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from July 26th - Aug 1st, 2019 [...]

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Laurie Hendricks' "Caffè Vicolo Del Cinque " was selected as a Finalist in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Laurie Hendricks

Caffè Vicolo Del Cinque by Laurie Hendricks was selected as a Finalist in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #106

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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Jacalyn Beam's "A Day At The Races" was selected as a Finalist in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Jacalyn Beam

A DAY AT THE RACES by Jacalyn Beam was selected as a Finalist in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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“Be strong when things get hard. Listen more. Think slow. Love deep."

BE THE HERO IN YOUR OWN STORY: Framing Is Everything!

Be the hero of your own story. Tell the story only you can tell. Because your story might just inspire someone else to be a hero. [...]

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BoldBrush Sponsored Artist Vianna Szabo shares the many different ways to start a painting.

My One Rule for Starting a Painting

How do you choose what is easiest? The most important decisions are made before the brush touches the canvas. First, I consider the time. When I am plein air painting I know that the light will change quickly on so my focus goes to getting the correct color notes of the light with very little drawing... [...]

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Derek Davis' "Night out" was selected as a Finalist in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Derek Davis

Night out by Derek Davis was selected as a Finalist in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs discusses how discipline affects the artistic process

The Discipline it Takes to Create Art

I marvel at an artist's ability to get into the studio and work persistently toward his or her vision. An artist, it seems to me, must have an incredible drive to work day after day through difficult circumstances. It takes real discipline. [...]

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Gary Hopkins' "NeoPop series No. 6 - Marilyn" was awarded Outstanding Digital in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Gary Hopkins

NeoPop series No. 6 - Marilyn by Gary Hopkins was awarded Outstanding Digital in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares 5 tips that can be applied in all aspects of life

5 Tips That Change Everything

It took me decades to discover the power of these five tips. I discovered them one at a time, and they had a huge and powerful impact on my life and my business. They are simple principles that I have found amplify everything disproportionately. They can apply in life, in business, in charity, and in anything you do. [...]

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Keith Bond discusses how to be a giver with your art.

The Giving Artist, The Taking Artist

My intent is that you look at yourself and at your own motivation. What does art mean to you? Why do you create? What role do you think art has in society? Do you share your art or just sell your art? [...]

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A Don Weller painting at "Cheyenne Frontier Days Wester Art Show and Sale" at the CFD Old West Museum

Special Edition USA Exhibits July 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from July 19th- 25th, 2019 [...]

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Keiko Tanabe's "Watercolor Painting Workshop " in Siena, Italy

Special Edition International Workshops 2019 - 2020 Newsletter

Special International Workshops Edition from October 1st, 2019 - March 31st, 2020 [...]

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Susan Perrish's "Bohemian" was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Susan Perrish

Bohemian by Susan Perrish was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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

The Life of Art, Series #105

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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Surabhi Gulwelkar's "Silent Movement" was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Surabhi Gulwelkar

Silent Movement by Surabhi Gulwelkar was awarded Outstanding Pastel in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Luann Udell shared how art events are about laying the groundwork for potential collectors

THE THING ABOUT OPEN STUDIOS: Art Events Aren’t About Making Money TODAY

Art events are about introducing our work to an audience, especially if it’s a new audience. It’s about inviting our visitors and attendees into our world. Open studios are especially powerful, because they see our work and our environment in full. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares how simplifying "what owns you", can lead to happiness.

What Owns You?

My number one goal is happiness in life. Everything we do should focus on that, because without it, all the hard parts of life become only a burden. [...]

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Sigridur Huld Ingvarsdottir's "Young Raven" was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Sigridur Huld Ingvarsdottir

Young Raven by Sigridur Huld Ingvarsdottir was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Jason Horejs shares some great tips on art festivals and art shows

How to Succeed at Art Shows and Festivals

The summer art show season is upon us again. Each summer, tens of thousands of artists have the opportunity to show and sell their creations to the art-loving public. Participating in these shows can be exhilarating, terrifying and exhausting, all at the same time. [...]

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Chris Krupinski's "Red" was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Chris Krupinski

Red by Chris Krupinski was awarded Outstanding Watercolor in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Eric Armusik shares how facing your fears can open up your creative flow

Face Your Demons

No one wants to suffer. Most of us will go out of our way to avoid anything unpleasant. But as artists, we can always find something beautiful even in the most tragic circumstances. It's our job. [...]

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Keith Bond shares how to use studies as hand-made thank you cards

Hand-made Thank You Cards

I (and many others) have suggested that you should send “Thank You” cards on a regular basis. Most of the time I send a card that has an image of one of my paintings printed on it. But recently, I wanted to send something a bit more personal and significant. [...]

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A Philippe Gandiol painting at the "Yolo Visions" show at Pence Gallery

Special Edition USA Exhibits July 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition USA Gallery & Museum Exhibits from July 12th- 18th, 2019 [...]

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Denise Presnell's "Drastic Measures" was awarded 3rd Place for Abstract in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

Denise Presnell

Drastic Measures by Denise Presnell was awarded 3rd Place for Abstract in the May 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition. [...]

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Setting up for outdoor painting when a collector comes by

The Life of Art, Series #104

Art realizes anything can be art if the collector likes it enough. [...]

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