Tag: how to make money from your art

  • How to Set a Price For a Painting

    How to Set a Price For a Painting

    Setting a price for a painting is hard. If you overprice your work, you may not sell anything but, conversely, if you under-price it you may not recoup your costs or get taken seriously. Here’s How: Research the market to find out what other artists are charging in your area. Prices will be more in […]

  • Juried Art Shows

    Juried Art Shows

    On occasion I am asked to help jury an art exhibit. These requests are never answered right away. This is a great responsibility, of course not life and death, but responsibility nevertheless. Always I am an artist and as such experience the anticipation and often the disappointment when the juror’s results come back. How long […]

  • Choosing Art as a Career

    Choosing Art as a Career

    So you want to be an artist… is this a realistic career choice, or are you going to live in a cockroach-infested flat for the rest of your life, fulfilling the “starving artist” stereotype? In short, the odds of being a successful fine artist (someone who makes a living by creating original, one-off pieces of […]

  • Increasing Productivity as a Painter

    Increasing Productivity as a Painter

    To make life easy for your while you are painting with watercolours or acrylics, ensure you have plenty of water containers. Most people will have one or two. Have six or eight filled up so you don’t have to stop to get clean water. Collect takeaway containers to use or old large bottles. For palettes, […]

  • Reasons Why I Hate to Stop Painting….

    Reasons Why I Hate to Stop Painting….

    What things or events stop you from painting or interfere with your painting? And which do you hate the most?There are a lot that I relate to really well, and I’m sure you will to! 1. The phone or doorbell rings (again and again, and won’t be ignored.) 2. I have fix lunch or dinner […]

  • 5 Ways to Destroy Your Artistic Creativity

    It’s to be expected that there will be ups and down in your level of artistic creativity, that some days you’re full of new ideas for paintings and others your brain feels dull. But there are also environmental and personal factors that can sap your energy for painting, so you end up having more dull […]

  • 7 Ways to Improve Your Painting While at Work

    7 Ways to Improve Your Painting While at Work

    You know the scenario: you’re stuck in a meeting at the office with someone rambling on and on until you just want to interrupt by screaming: “I could be painting!” But as that wouldn’t be a wise career move, what can you do to benefit your painting while at work? Each of these tips works […]

  • How to Paint

    Painting is a medium through which many people find that their emotions and thoughts can shine through. No previous experience is necessary, and if you’ve ever taken an art class, even if it was finger painting in elementary school, then you’ve had an introduction to painting. Steps: 1. Choose your paint. For your first painting, try using watercolor […]



    If you are interested in art and drawing then it’s important to use whatever drawing resources you can. It can be hard finding the time to get to an art gallery or museum (if we are lucky enough to have them close by) and too often, when we do, we don’t get to see what […]

  • Increase the Value and Prices of Your Artwork – For Artists

    Increase the Value and Prices of Your Artwork – For Artists. I found this great website that could really help artists Some really good tips on enhancing the art experience for yoru buyers and art collectors. Not to mention a Great way to keep track of the steps you need to take, or should take […]


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