Professional art business tips and advice for aspiring and professional artists

The Rise of Visual Content and the Fall Attention Spans

Over the past few years visual content has risen to the top as a preferred form of social media content. Seeing is believing, and in 2015 this visual trend will continue and strengthen as our attention spans weaken. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, consumer attention spans have significantly decreased over the last decade. In fact, the average person's attention span has dropped from 12 seconds in 2000 to only 8 seconds in 2013. This is [...]

2015-01-20T15:50:08+00:00 January 13th, 2015|Art Business Tips, Fine Art Tips, General|2 Comments

The Business of Art Made Easy

The business of art doesn't need to be complicated. A while back, I wrote about the difference between left and right brain and as artists, that more creative right side is usually working in overdrive. While that right side is what ultimately fuels our creativity, it's the left side that often needs a helping hand. Artists are passionate about creating, and we would prefer to be in the studio doing what we love. Nevertheless, as working artists the [...]

Creative Ways to Showcase & Sell Art Online and Off

Whether you intend to sell art online or not, displaying your artwork in the right way will enhance the beauty of your paintings and entice people to look at them. Here are some creative suggestions you can make use of while displaying your artwork online and off. An example of a cohesive display of Lori's encaustic paintings at Kneeland Gallery Displaying Artwork at a Gallery The way you display your artwork at an art gallery [...]

Tabletop Artist Palettes by New Wave Art

Once again, my friends at New Wave Art have asked me to try out their latest product design. This time I am reviewing their new POSH tabletop artist palettes. It always feels like Christmas whenever I open up a new box of palettes from New Wave Art. First of all, I'd like to say that I am so impressed with the quality and craftsmanship of anything produced by the New Wave Art family. All of their products [...]

2015-01-21T21:14:12+00:00 October 11th, 2014|Art Business Tips, Art Gallery Tips, Art Marketing & Branding, Fine Art Tips, General, How To Paint, Draw & More, Social Media Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on Tabletop Artist Palettes by New Wave Art

Scientifically Proven Tips for Managing Procrastination

Most likely if you are reading this post, you are procrastinating. In fact, I am avoiding important work this morning and have been procrastinating by writing this post! Quite often, it is what we need to do that we most feel like avoiding. Wikipedia defines procrastination as the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending [...]

Google Plus Hashtags Explained for Better Engagement

The proper use of Google Plus hashtags will help boost engagement with your friends and following. Google Plus explains that a hashtag is a word or a phrase (without spaces) preceded by the # symbol. For example, Google Plus hashtags like #Art, #Painting, or #Artists will help people find and join conversations about those particular topics. Clicking on a hashtag will show related content. Artists and other creatives should check out Google Plus for Artists by Paul [...]

Why Corporate Art Collecting Is Big Business For Artists

Photo credit : reynermedia Flicker For as long as anyone can remember, businesses have always invested money in corporate art. In the beginning, this was more of an aesthetic consideration than anything else. Large companies simply needed artwork to adorn the walls of their boardrooms and reception areas. This is something that has been traced back for hundreds of years with evidence that early banks during the Italian Renaissance were considered to be patrons of the arts with substantial art [...]

2014-12-21T09:21:26+00:00 May 19th, 2014|Art Business Tips, Art Marketing & Branding, Fine Art Tips, General, Guest Articles|Comments Off on Why Corporate Art Collecting Is Big Business For Artists

How This Artist Earned Nearly 100,000 Facebook Page Fans

Incredibly, within a few months my talented friend Tony O'Connor will reach 100,000 Facebook page fans. (*Since writing this post, Tony has reach over 100,000 and has been verified!) Tony is an extraordinary artist and has the wit, charm, and humor to match his painting skills. But, his tips below will help anyone gain a loyal Facebook page following. Here's how to make your Facebook page, Tonylicious! 5 Tips on How To Have an Awesome Facebook Page That [...]

Make Slideshow Videos For Instagram With PhotoGrid

Now it's easy to make quick slideshow videos for Instagram with PhotoGrid. For a while, I've been using the PhotoGrid app on my cell phone to make my photo collections into amazing collages for Instagram. But now with the addition of the video maker, I can quickly make a slideshow of my favorite images accompanied by music! I tested it out today. I even shared my slideshow to Instagram, Facebook and Youtube. I can't wait to make [...]

6 Great Art Blogs For Those Addicted To Learning

I’m addicted to learning. I grew up in a household where education is extremely important and success was achieved by studying and working hard at whatever you desire. This mentality has stuck with me all of my life. So, in my journey to become a good artist, I have to find resources, and art blogs for learning. So, what do I look for in a art blog? Several things: Excellent artwork. Interesting ideas that I can adapt with [...]