Don’t Be Afraid to Raise It for Perfect Photographs

Welcome to Part 4 in this new series on photography, Find the Light in Your Home. Today we’re going to switch gears a little. I mentioned before that when I started to learn photography, I lived in a house with only 5 windows. Then we moved and I had the windows I had always dreamed […]

Moving Time for the Best Photographs

Welcome to Part 3 of this fun new series about taking the best photographs.  I’ve really enjoyed putting together this fun little series that will help you take the best photographs possible. I know it’s a little different direction from my usual oil painting posts. But I think both painters and photographers will benefit from […]

Turn Towards the Light for Awesome Photographs

Welcome to Part 2 in this series on taking better photographs, and making better art. Click here if you missed Part 1, Seeing the Light for Better Photographs.   Again, this series is not just for photographers, but for anyone who creates art in the home. Portrait and still life painters will also benefit from these […]

Seeing the Light for Better Photographs

I’m going to post a few blog articles about how to make better photographs. Photographs and painting sometimes go together because lots of the ideas for one cross over into the other. So if you are a photographer, you are going to love these next few articles on photographs. If you’re a painter, you will still […]

Bionic Rats, Hyper-Evolution and the Future of Your Art Business

At first… it was just genetically modified rats. Then it was genetically modified rats with Monster energy drinks. Then it was genetically modified rats with energy drinks & bionic arms and legs. Then the rats got nuclear reactors. Then they got GPS. With smart phones and internet connections. Then they got Rat Rockets and Rat […]

9 Top Oil Paints Rated for the Serious Artist

Are you a serious oil painter and would like the top oil paints rated? Have you ever found yourself in front of the rows and rows of oil paints unable to decide which ones were best suited for you? Are you confused by the many manufacturers of oil paints and their claims? 9 Top Oil […]

Artist Resources

Welcome to the Smart Art Marketing Artist Resources section, a curated list of the tools and websites I strongly recommend for building and optimizing your business. I have tested every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are crucial to running my business (or were crucial to developing Smart Art Marketing to […]

Improve Your Drawing and Painting Skills in 30 Days

Want to know one of the best things I did to improve my painting and drawing? It wasn’t taking art lessons and workshops, although they were a huge help. It wasn’t spending money on new brushes or a better brand of oil paints. It wasn’t reading every blog post I could find on painting. I […]

Computer Pants, Sunsets and the 4-Foot Commute

A few musings on a pleasant afternoon in late November… I’m looking out my home office window right now at an absolutely gorgeous sunset. The Creator is really showing off. And I get to kick back, put my feet on my desk, and savor the equinoctial majesty. My friend David called me from his car […]

Calm in a Burning House

Do you constantly put yourself in impossible situations – simply because you’re eager and hungry for adventure and success – and then you find those situations get really unpleasant at times? I am always pressing MY envelope. I’m always taking risks to maximize what I can achieve. And that is scary. I constantly put myself […]