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12-11-2016

It’s easy enough to find the general reasons people buy art. There are videos all over YouTube that try to spell out the various reasons people invest time, money, wall space and other things in the buying of pictorial art. One brave young soul narrowed it down to two reasons that people buy art: The …
Learn to Draw
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11-11-2016

Learning the anatomy of the body is an integral part of learning to draw and paint well. Understanding the structure of bones and muscles and their associated movements ensures you are better able to represent your subject accurately. Join Michael Burban via The Art Students League of New York as he spends 90 minutes covering …
Simon Bull, plein air painting a beautiful fall landscape
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03-10-2016

People often think, “I can do that.” And they’re right. I’m just not sure how good they’ll be at first crack, but some people do quite well right out of the gate. Many artists encourage other people to pick up the  brush and paint for themselves. The art fairs and art sales will happen soon …
Dasmang. Changes . 30 X 36 Acrylic on canvas
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28-09-2016

When looking to buy original art, rather than something less than extraordinary that you might find at Home Depot or even Walmart, or any department store, you are engaging in a good thing. It is a practice not unlike buying from a small business rather than a large franchise, or like buying local rather than national. But, like …
2016 Erin Hanson Cypress Clouds
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18-08-2016

Hayley Roberts shares a list of 12 Things No One Tells You About Being an Artist. Some harsh realities, hard decisions, and personal  trials artists face. Source: Huff Post We live in frugal times and for most people an art purchase is an excess, not a necessity. These days people prefer to adorn their walls …
Open Impressionism Volume II: Featuring the Works of Erin Hanson
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01-08-2016

Los Angeles-based impressionist, Erin Hanson, has been painting landscapes of distant trails and rural locales across the country for over 10 years. Dedicating herself to complete a piece a week almost a decade ago, she has stuck to that goal and has since built a career as well as a name as one of the …
understanding public art
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26-07-2016

Often people find themselves perplexed by Public Art and Art Installations. This wonderful short video featuring an adorable six-year-old host helps us to appreciate public art and how to engage further with it. Do you have a favorite Public Art in your neighborhood or city? Please share it in the comments. YouTube Description: Have you …
Marnie Fleming, curator and 2016 Canada Council laureate
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19-07-2016

Please subscribe (Canada Council YouTube) to support the arts in Canada. Marnie Fleming is a 2016 winner of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Directed by Daniel McIntyre Co-production / Coproduction : Canada Council for the Arts & Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) Presentation of the Canada Council for the …
ARTerra Artist Residence
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12-02-2016

ARTerra – Rural Artistic Residency Your home and studios in Portugal ARTerra is an artistic multidisciplinary residency founded in 2010. The project was born from the need for physical spaces where artists can create, meet, reflect on creative processes, and develop their work in an intensive and focused way. ARTerra is located in Central Portugal in …
Buying and Selling Art at Public Events
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03-02-2016

Artists have many opportunities to sell art in person to collectors and other interested buyers. This happens online and offline at open studios, art walks, art fairs, charity events, etc. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and your own website also play a role. Even so, face-to-face encounters are important. Here’s a few tips about selling art in those situations. The Space …