Forum Friday: Discussions from the BrushBuzz art forum 7-13-12

This article points to recent questions asked on the BrushBuzz Art Forum.

Some recent questions / discussions from the BrushBuzz Art Forum:

1.) ACEO: Art Cards, Editions and Originals -- still popular? (Click here to take part in this BrushBuzz art forum discussion)

Artist Jean Weiner responded to this question, stating, "I have been painting and selling original watercolor ACEOs on eBay off and on now over the last several years. Personally, I can say that my current average sale price is higher than it has ever been. I attribute that toward staying the course and keeping a steady presence of product on eBay. I feel strongly that if an artist can remain dedicated and produces quality ACEO work they will develop a following. Other opportunities, like commissions, emerge from the relationships built with online patrons. The interest is indeed there!".

2.) Using watermarks on images. (Click here to take part in this BrushBuzz art forum discussion)

Artist Jackie Jackson offered her two cents, stating, "Yes, we upload our images to the internet daily without watermarks. This has been our policy from day one. We know that these are pinned to Pinterest and shared on other social media. That's not a problem for us; it increases our reach because they are almost always attributed.". Artist Katarzyna Lappin had a different approach to the topic, stating, "I don't really care if other artists have problem with the fact that I am using the watermarks, most likely they are not the potential buyers anyway. I haven't heard any personal complain from anybody else regarding the topic. And also the watermark doesn't have to be distracting.".

3.) Art gallery red flags. (Click here to take part in this BrushBuzz art forum discussion)

An artist addressing himself/herself as Pat responded to this discussion, stating, "I check with artists already IN with the gallery I'm perusing. My first question is do they honor their contract by paying on time? Then the questions about promotion, regular hours, personalities, etc. If they have trouble paying their artists, then every other aspect of their business is suspect - pure and simple."

Do you have a question or discussion-starter that you would like to address to the BrushBuzz / FASO community? If so, visit the art forum. You can also receive links to BrushBuzz art forum discussions throughout the week by signing up for the BrushBuzz Daily Top 10 Newsletter.

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