Thoughts, tips, and good advice from Tina Garrett. Read it in its entirety, but here's a few good quotes from Tina..
"If you are feeling guilty about the amount of time you are actually painting, don’t. I want you to know that, in my case, painting a handful of quality works of art each year — usually 10 to 15 paintings annually — has resulted in a body of work that I am very proud of."
"Discounts on your current work tell every one of your other collectors that they should have waited until you had a sale. It says you don’t believe in the value of what you offer and that the price you had before was inflated."
"Stay in touch with your collectors. Anybody who purchases a work of yours should have a relationship with you from that point forward."
Click to read the full article from BoldBrush and Fine Art Views Newsletter.
Visit Tina's website (Note from Carolyn Hancock: Watch her video trailer. It's a different way of starting a painting, but so fun. Her teaching is excellent, with information that will be new to many. She paints in oil, but the method adapts easily to pastel. The video below is one of my first attempts using Selective Start.)
Next PSST Meeting September 10, 9:00 am, 1414 Wirt Road, Houston
As we head back into meetings after our summer break, here's an uplifting and timely blog post by Rich Nelson on being part of an art group and the value of working from life. "One of my favorite things is having an artist’s group which meets regularly. While most of us spend a lot of time alone creating art, nearly everyone is a social creature too. We naturally benefit from being around others." Read the rest of Let's Work Together.
And a how-to from Marla Baggetta on how to make your own pastel tray for home.
"One of the most important factors to displaying art well is space. When displaying artwork I have found that it is important to give artwork room to breathe. It is also important to give the viewer room to step back," says Jason Horejs, owner of Xanadu Gallery in Santa Fe and writer of the Red Dot Blog. And what better title could a gallery owner give to his blog!
In his article Effective Art Display, Jason develops ideas about space, flow, and lighting. These all apply whether hanging paintings on your walls at home, holding an open studio tour, or most importantly in exhibiting. Click the link to read the full article. You could also subscribe to his blog.
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