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Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst on BBC4

I watched a very curious television programme on BBC4 last night.  The well known art critic(!) Kirsty Wark interviewed Jeff Koons (b.1955) and Damien Hirst (b. 1965). The programme and interview... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Roundup: Get Tantalizing Ideas, Useful Information & Strong Inspiration Here

Here’s a Roundup of Recent Posts Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Makes a Great Time for a Roundup! For nearly all in the U.S., Memorial Day is a long weekend and chance to unwind with family and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Is there a guide for pricing art for competitions?

I get asked questions about pricing art from time to time. Today I got one about pricing for art competitions. I've anonymised the question with respect to (1) the person who asked the question and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

5 Recommendations for Online Success

It used to be that the only way artists knew to promote their art was to send 35-millimeter slide packets to a gallery. That was about $30 worth of slides with first-class postage and a return envelope with the same amount of postage. Show More Summary

Interviews with RHS Botanical Art Gold Medallists 2016 - from Australia and South Africa

This is the second in a short series of short interviews  I did with the RHS Gold Medal winners for Botanical Art earlier this year. These interview posts have been very popular with botanical... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Arts and Crafts at the RHS Chelsea Show 2016

The artists - painters, printmakers, carvers, sculptors etc - exhibiting at Chelsea this week - in THE show in the Royal Horticultural Society's calendar are detailed below. Various fairs - besides... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How Do You Motivate Yourself to Finish a Project? (Curious Monday)

We all have projects that are part of our lives for longer than originally intended. The more we avoid them, the more monstrous they become. Procrastination is in charge. Today's question... How do you motivate yourself to finish upShow More Summary

Get the Best 25 Tips How to Make Networking for Artists Success Here

Networking for Artists. It’s Not Just for Extroverts Anymore. Three trips around the sun ago, my co-broadcasting partner, Jason Horejs, and I did one of our Art2Market talks on Networking for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Complementary colours and other schema

In the past few days a blog post about A modern approach to complementaries by Delphine Doreau which by I highlighted on Facebook has attracted a huge audience and very many shares. Delphine made an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Presentation Tips for Your Art Talk

I recently helped Rob, my husband, with a presentation he was preparing on the topic of virtual reality. Now, he's a smart guy. He has a Ph.D. in mathematical physics, so he wasn’t asking me what I thought about his virtual reality angle. Show More Summary

Victoria and Albert Museum pays tribute to Engineering as Design

We think of the Victoria & Albert Museum as being an art museum very much associated with design and decoration. Maybe not so much with engineering.  Yet that's the subject of its new season of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016: Call for Entries

The 22nd Jerwood Drawing Prize, the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, is calling for entries from artists. The deadline for registering up to three entries... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

What Is Your Morning Routine? (Curious Monday)

©Ruth-Anne Siegel, A Bright Spot. Oil on linen, 36 x 24 inches. Used with permission. If you ever doubted that routines are important for doing strong creative work, read Twyla Tharp’s book, The Creative Habit. What is your morning routine?...Show More Summary

The Google Tilt Brush for painting in 3D

I'm AMAZED by Google's new Tilt Brush which allows you to paint in 3D and which went on sale last week. I think we can expect to art installations being created by this at major art galleries in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Selling Art with a Back Story

Relevancy Some blog posts are evergreen. They remain just as topical and poignant as when written. This is one. I learned a lot from researching to write this post. It was revelatory and instructive.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The NEW BBC Painting Show

Last year we had The Big Painting Challenge and this year there is The BBC Painting Show. Or at least that's its working title. You never know they may get creative and come up with a new and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Someone Else Could … (What To Delegate in Your Art Business)

There’s a certain point in your business when you can’t grow without hiring someone. Your work is in demand, and you sell the work as fast as you make it. This is a good problem to have, but it’s still a problem because you can’t keep up by yourself. Show More Summary

£15,000 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 - Call for Entries

From painting portraits of people to photographing people as portraits... This post is about the Call for Entries for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016.  The competition is open to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Comparison of the RSPP Open and BP Portrait Award Competition

Last week while viewing the annual exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Artists I began to ponder about the pros and cons for portrait artists of entering this open exhibition compared to the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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