Online Critique Group Recording: Featured Artist Tanis Bula, Colorado

In this week’s session we meet Colorado artist Tanis Bula and critique her floral watercolors. We talk about the importance of consistency in framing and pricing, the viability of selling…

Quick Survey: How Do Your Recent Sales Compare?

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Approaching Galleries

Ask A Gallery Owner | Pricing, Framing, and Approaching Galleries

I received an email from an artist who had taken one of my workshops on working with galleries and am posting his question along with my response here. Names and…

What Do You Listen to While You Work?

As I’ve mentioned in past articles, my dad is an artist. When I was growing up, Dad didn’t go off to work like most other kids’ dads; instead he went…

Online Critique Group Recording: Featured Artist Frank Trucino, Austin, TX

In this week’s session we meet Austin, TX artist and former architect Frank Trocino to talk about his background and artwork. We talk about presentation for unframed work, dealing with…

VIDEO: A Moment in Art History – Picasso’s Family of Saltimbanques – Picasso’s first Masterpiece?

In this Moment in Art History, we’ll talk about Picasso’s early work and the way his Rose Period was influenced by his brightening prospects and a French circus. Some have…

Debate | Should You Watermark Art You Are Posting Online?

I am frequently asked by artists whether they should watermark their artwork before sharing it online. There seems to be a pretty widespread concern that posting artwork images online could…

Marketing art

Debate: Is Selling & Marketing Your Art Akin to Prostitution?

In my article Artists, Are you Consistent? I have asserted that an artist whose work is more consistent is more likely to experience sales and gallery success. While most of…

A Moment in Art History Video: The Great Wave off Kanagawa – How Much Influence Can a Simple Woodblock Print have on World Culture?

Today we’ll be looking at The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Japanese woodblock print artist Hokusai. The piece started showing up all over the world in the late 19th century,…

Debate: Should Artists Show Work in Doctor’s Offices, Banks and Other Business Locations?

Recently I received an email raising the question of whether it would be worthwhile for an artist to show her work in a doctor’s office. The doctor would display the…