Sketchbook Practice: Steller’s Jay

Sketchbook Practice: Steller’s Jay

Aug 24, 2020

Despite this being the Year of Global Trauma, this year hasn’t been all bad. I’ve managed to keep my daily drawing practice going for 237 days in a row! My daily sketchbook practice has evolved over the months and currently, I’m doing in-depth pencil studies. Not only do these allow me to explore values and […]

Sell More Art: Share Your Story Using Video

Sell More Art: Share Your Story Using Video

Aug 21, 2020

One of the hot digital marketing trends is using video listings for products. What a natural fit for artists! This is a tremendous opportunity to not only show your work but also to relate the story behind the piece and to connect with collectors through sharing your own story as an artist. Dave Geada walks […]

Can Struggles Help You Become a Better Artist?

Can Struggles Help You Become a Better Artist?

Aug 19, 2020

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 […]

Recent Work – My Painting Process: “Ride Sharing”

Recent Work – My Painting Process: “Ride Sharing”

Aug 17, 2020

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 […]

Three Helpful Resources for Pricing Your Artwork

Three Helpful Resources for Pricing Your Artwork

Aug 14, 2020

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 […]