Tag Archives: fine art

Catch–23

“Pears seem to be selling really well. I think I’ll paint some pears.” “Susie Smith sells figures really well. I think I’ll paint some figures.” “My gallery liked the blue painting really well. I’d better start painting more blue paintings.” … Continue reading

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The Flip Side

Your signature is now on the front of your work, but what information do you put on the back? There are no hard and fast rules about what to write or include on the back of your artwork. Each artist … Continue reading

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Top Two Mistakes Artists Make at Open Studios

#1 Mistake at Open Studio Events Inconsistent and/or Inappropriate Pricing.  Let’s face it: most artists hate putting a price on their work. Emotionally it feels like taking a loved one and turning them into a product. But in order to … Continue reading

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Sign It!

You’ve finished your painting. There’s nothing left to add, simplify or modify. You are done, except for one last flourish…your signature. Beginning and even more experienced artists often wonder where and how to sign their work.  Should I use my … Continue reading

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Beauty, Silence and Prayer

Today I revisited the Richard Serra sculpture, “Sequence” at the Cantor Museum on the Stanford Campus. It is a monumental, awe-inspiring work made of ship steel plates that twist and curve to form elegant and stunning spaces. At every turn … Continue reading

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Nothin’ Like Shoppin’

Don’tcha just love getting new art catalogues in the mail? Good solid lunch time reading.  This whole blog is going to sound like a plug for Jerry’s Artarama so forgive me, it’s just that they have some really exciting new … Continue reading

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