SEO Tips to Rank Your Twitter & Facebook Pages Higher on Google


Continuing with our series of art marketing articles for "Thinking Outside the Frame", the following guest post will help you do just that... guest author: John Paul Aguiar Now that Twitter and Facebook Fan Pages are included in Google search results, I thought I would share with you a few Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tips to get more SEO push out of your Twitter and Facebook pages. You should be using Twitter and Facebook to connect and … [Read more...]

Save Studio Space! How to Make Your Own Painting Racks

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My studio space is limited, so I really like this spacing saving tip I learned from my Facebook artist friend. Networking with other artists is just one of the benefits of Social Media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Recently, I met Marc Hanson on Facebook. Marc is not only a talented artist, but a ingenious one at that. Marc's simple studio space saving idea for storing small paintings and drying them too... By guest artist/author Marc … [Read more...]

Painting Abstracts – The Process Behind the Art


Every artist obviously has different ways to create art.  Techniques, feelings, emotions & experience all play a role in the finished product. Painting Abstract or Modern Art is just plain fun. I’m not the type of artist who will take a walk and get instantly inspired by something I see.  For me, it’s more the mood I’m in and the emotions I feel when I’m in front of the canvas. "The beauty of abstract art is that I never know what I'm … [Read more...]

The Making of a Self-Taught Artist – Ludgero Mendonca

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guest artist/author: Ludgero Mendonca  My name is Ludgero Mendonca. I was born and raised to the age of eleven on the Island of Terceira Acores, Portugal. My interest in art comes from having watched my father sketch to pass the time. Taken by it and tried to emulate his style but to no avail. At the age of fifteen I once again started to sketch but now I had better control and began to slowly develop my own style - here's how. In my … [Read more...]

One Simple and Effective Way to Show The World You’re an Art Pro

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Guest artist/author: Stacey Cornelius Recently, I had the opporunity to help a painter put together a new portfolio to take to galleries. She was going on a trip and decided to look for a few new venues while she was away. This artist is a very good writer, so I made only a few edits to her artist's statement. She had her CV (curriculum vitae) nicely formatted, a couple of reviews, a business card, and some wonderful reproductions of her work … [Read more...]

You Are in Charge of Your Art Career!


by guest author/artist advisor: Aletta de Wal Gone are the days of art professionals taking care of you. We are each responsible for our own lives and our own choices as artists. The sooner you learn to take control of your art career, the better. Sometimes it is just a matter of looking at things you already know, and assessing this information in an organized manner. Other times, you need to learn from the experience of artists who have … [Read more...]

5 Benefits of Local ‘Co-Op Gallery’ Membership


by guest artist/author: Miranda Aschenbrenner The art gallery is a source of inspiration for many new and aspiring artists, but for others, the art gallery can be an intimidating and mysterious place. As an emerging artist, it is important to involve yourself in your local arts community as much as possible. For some of us, this comes almost as naturally as breathing. For others, it is more of a struggle, but it is well worth the effort. … [Read more...]

Using Colored Pencil to Create Fine Art

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The use of colored pencil as an art form has been argued many times as to whether the medium should be considered painting or drawing. According to The Merriam Webster Dictionary, the definition of Paint is to apply color, pigment, or paint to. The way they define 'draw' is to produce a likeness or representation of by making lines on a surface . The use of colored pencil as an art form has been argued many times as to whether the medium … [Read more...]

How to Find Your Own Artistic Voice

How to Find Your Own Artistic Voice

One of the biggest points I try to drive is artistic “voice”. Call it style, call it feeling, but call it yours. We as individuals have our own personal flair. We hold something that no other living thing in this world has, we can think freely, we can imagine, we can do anything we want. I am saddened when I look at art and see that its already been done in history or when I see art and think I recognize the artist only to read the tag and … [Read more...]

Painting a Portrait of Steve McQueen – Demo

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    by guest artist/author: Rob Kinsey Often I am asked, "Where do you get your inspiration from?" or "How long does it take you to paint a picture?"  So, I thought for my next work I'd give you an "over the shoulder" look at what goes into one of my paintings. This isn't intended to be a step by step instructional, I'll leave that up to the TV artists! It's about how I work, the different stages of a painting, composition, drawing, … [Read more...]




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