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Boost Your Art Business Income

If you would like to increase your income in 2015, you must take charge of your art business. You have to stop waiting for things to happen and start putting all of the pieces into place, so that the good stuff can settle in. Liz Crain, Clay Dollars. Show More Summary

The cartoons of 'Je Suis Charlie'

We are now seeing the power of the pencil drawing over the gun.  People are fighting back with their pens and pencils. Yesterday's terrorist atrocity in Paris has led to an outpouring of new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to transfer a graphite drawing - and seal it on a panel

Sadie J. Valeri has produced some great short videos about the drawing preparations prior to painting. The first is about how to transfer a graphite drawing to a panel for painting.  This is an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

My Favourite Things

a crop of the images in the interview There's an interview with me in the February edition of "Artists and Illustrators" - the topic is 'My Favourite Things". How else do you explain the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Who's made a mark in 2014?

In this post you'll find links to some of the most popular blog posts on this blog this last year. Apparently rather a lot of people took a look at a fair few posts on this blog in 2014. Over half a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Out with the old and in with the new

Following on my from last post, here's a round up of blog posts by artists looking back at 2014 and/or looking forward to 2015.  You might find a few tips in these as well! Head of Janus, Vatican... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

7 Tips for a New Start in Art in 2015

Do you start the New Year with the intention of starting over and being different? Or maybe just clearing out the clutter and the "deadwood" and creating a clean slate? This post is about trying... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Prepare for 2015: 5 Things to Do Right Now

It’s time to tie a bow around 2014 and prepare for 2015 by organizing your systems. The ideas here should take you less than 1 hour, and they will bring peace of mind to your New Year. 1. Update the copyright notices on your website, blog, and newsletter. Show More Summary

Ten Facebook Pages about Art in 2014

I decided to do a round up of 10 Facebook Pages I enjoy for the end of the year.  It's very difficult to choose just ten and I have to emphasise there were many others I could also have chosen. I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

POLL: Selling Art in 2014 - Is the best place for generating cash the same as the best place for making a profit?

Do you know which was the best place to generate income from your art in 2014?  Or the best place to make profit?   Are they same - or different? I do hope we can continue that tradition... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The 2014 Art on Facebook Challenge

This is an invitation to a CHALLENGE for all of you who have enjoyed art on Facebook in 2014.   SHARE the 10 favourite places on Facebook where you found art you enjoy this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Drawings by Children of the Tsunami

This is about the drawings done by the children of the Tsunami which killed 286,000 people ten years ago today This unimaginable loss of life resulted from an earthquake rated 9.1 on the Richter... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Christmas in London 2014: Art Exhibitions

This is a list of art exhibitions for those planning to visit London over the Christmas and New Year period.  Current exhibition dates are listed in red - and many of them close in early-mid... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Tate must release details of BP sponsorship

The ethics and sponsorship of art debate took a step forward on Monday. A campaign by a pressure group to force national art museums in the UK to give up sponsorship funding from BP took an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Top Art Biz Blog Posts of 2014

At year’s end, a look back at the top posts here from the past year. Top 6 Most-Commented-On Posts Yep, It’s Art and It’s for Sale ©Patricia Coulter, Jubilant. Acrylic on gallery wrapped stretch canvas, 48 x 42 inches. Used with permission. Show More Summary

Royal Academy Videos: how we made Mr. Turner

For those planning a viewing of "Mr Turner" over the seasonal break - here's a few links to some very helpful videos, websites and blog posts by the Royal Academy of Arts.  JMW Turner was of course... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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