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Oil or Acrylic? What is best to use?

Oil or Acrylic? It’s an age old question and one I’ve struggled with for a while.

As a general rule, and admittedly what swayed me for many years, is that acrylics are cheaper and more affordable than oils. At that rather shallow analysis in my equally shallow youth, I left it at that and for years I painted with acrylics. That’s not a terrible thing by the way, I love acrylics – but I’ve often wondered whether I’m missing out.

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Buy Direct From The Artist – How to Buy Art Directly from Artists

Buy Direct From The Artist

Many people think buying original art is beyond their financial reach, an expensive luxury that is only available to the upper class.

However times have changed and the Internet has opened up a world where artists can reach people and people can reach artists. The best thing about that is, without galleries – the price of art is much more affordable. Continue reading Buy Direct From The Artist – How to Buy Art Directly from Artists

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How Do You Know When Your Painting Is Ready To Sell?

It’s difficult when you’ve just finished a painting to take an objective view; you’ve just put all that hard work into it and you feel that you deserve for the painting to be finished. It’s the first time you see it complete and everything is still fresh.

Is your painting ready to sell? Continue reading How Do You Know When Your Painting Is Ready To Sell?

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Instagram for Artists – 9 Simple Instagram Strategies For Artists To Grow Their Audience

Instagram for Artists

I’ve been a bit late getting into Instagram – only about a month ago! #latereview. It’s such a prominent visual platform I’ve certainly been missing out by not exploring it more.

Below are my top 9 hints and tips to grow your audience using Instagram. Continue reading Instagram for Artists – 9 Simple Instagram Strategies For Artists To Grow Their Audience

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Buy Original Art – Why Buy Original Art For Your Home?

Buy Original Art

We like to live in a little bit of luxury, feel comfortable and be able to relax. This is so central to our well-being and we really don’t spend enough time doing it!

Why not?

We’re so busy and our homes are filled with distracting technology. No time to relax when our TV programmes are on, or our phone or tablet demands our attention. All these things keep our minds constantly ticking and unable to slow down.

How can we facilitate an environment which is conducive to being able to relax? Continue reading Buy Original Art – Why Buy Original Art For Your Home?

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Artist CV – How To Write An Artist’s CV Which Doesn’t Suck

Artist CV

Whenever you want to apply for an exhibition, gallery or art show, or even just reaching out and promoting your art, it’s important to have a way of presenting factual information about yourself. An artist CV should be able to tell the reader about you and art-related activities you’ve undertaken. It’s not a selling tool like your art collections or statement – but a factual document. Continue reading Artist CV – How To Write An Artist’s CV Which Doesn’t Suck

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Artist Statement – 6 Essential Steps To Create A Superior Artist’s Statement

Artist Statement

There is one important thing to remember when writing your Artist Statement; people don’t just buy art, they buy into the artist. This is your secondary tool which will help you sell your art; they’ve seen the visuals, you’ve hooked them in and now they want to find out more. Continue reading Artist Statement – 6 Essential Steps To Create A Superior Artist’s Statement