A new information series from PSST. I'll be posting videos and links at random times, quick little tips to make being an artist a little easier. (Maybe this one is a little longer than quick!)
Wondering what it takes to get that coveted "accepted" letter from the competition you want to enter? Gail Sibley, in her How To Pastel blog, asked master artists, "If you could suggest one thing to help improve a painter’s chance of getting into juried shows, what would it be?"
21 artists who answered, all thought provoking. You will probably find your favorite replies -- I especially like the responses given by Corey Pitkin and Carol Peebles. Read the full article here.
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.)
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