Can Struggles Help You Become a Better Artist?

Can Struggles Help You Become a Better Artist?

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In one of her recent newsletters, Angela Fehr asked a provocative question: What if the struggles and obstacles you’re experiencing are the exact conditions you need to become the artist you want to be? I have many struggles but one of the greatest is with self-doubt. I often allow self-doubt to rob me of my … Read More

Recent Work – My Painting Process: “Ride Sharing”

Recent Work – My Painting Process: “Ride Sharing”

Technique

Last year, my husband announced that one of his longtime graduate students was getting close to finishing her degree. For her graduation gift, I decided to give her a painting. “What’s her favorite bird,” I asked him. His reply: Kori Bustard. Wait, a what? Part One: Research I quickly learned that Kori Bustards are huge … Read More

Three Helpful Resources for Pricing Your Artwork

Three Helpful Resources for Pricing Your Artwork

Marketing

Money is a difficult topic. For artists, particularly. Somehow, somebody made money a dirty word and if you want to make money, well, you’re selling out. But the truth is, we all have expenses and bills to pay. Earning money from your hard work (and making good art requires hard work) is a perfectly reasonable … Read More

Ten Pinterest Resources for Artists

Ten Pinterest Resources for Artists

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Pinterest presents incredible opportunities for artists to connect with collectors, art directors, and fans. Here are ten great resources to help you to get started or to level up your Pinterest. New Pinterest Best Practices for 2020: How to Get Results and Stay Safe Learn how Pinterest is prioritizing distribution of content and the new … Read More

Great Bird Artists: Jane Kim

Birds

Artist Jane Kim (aka Ink Dwell) is not only an incredible bird artist but a wonderful illustrator of the natural world as a whole. Formally trained as a printmaker, Kim studied scientific illustration and shortly thereafter, began work as a muralist. View this post on Instagram A post shared by INK DWELL (@inkdwell) on Mar … Read More

Entering Online Shows and Dealing with Rejection

Marketing

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shana Levenson (@slevenson) on Aug 3, 2020 at 8:19pm PDT During a recent painting session, I listened to an interview I with portrait artist, Shana Levenson. One of the pieces of advice that Shana offered really jumped out at me. “The one thing I would say … Read More