Are You Foolishly Consistent?

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”  — Ralph Waldo Emerson Are you foolishly consistent? This quote comes from Emerson’s essay “Self Reliance.”  And it reveals the essence of what is wrong with modern culture. The pull of culture is toward conformity at the expense of the individual.  The individual gets lost in […]

‘Boy, Do I Feel Crabby!’

In one episode of the Peanuts comic strip, Lucy announces, “Boy, do I feel crabby!” Her little brother, Linus, is quick to try to rescue his sister.  “Maybe, I can be of help.  Why don’t you just take my place here in front of the TV while I go and fix you a nice snack? […]

What An Artist Can Learn From Watching the Evolution of My Blog (The Evolution Continues)

If you remember a couple of months ago, I wrote a post called What An Artist Can Learn from Watching the Evolution of My Blog. In that post I told you all about how I first got started with WordPress.  I mentioned how I started out not knowing anything about blogging. And I also told […]

How Small Steady Actions Move Us Forward to Our Artistic Goals

“Do not be afraid of moving slowly.  Be only afraid of standing still.”  – Chinese Proverb Have you ever thought about the importance of the small, steady actions you take every day toward your artistic goals? You can’t imagine how important these really are. Most of us have a very distorted notion of how things […]

Why Artists Are the Luckiest People I Know

“Picasso was drawing like an angel in the crib.” – Louise Nevelson, Sculptor Artists are the luckiest people I know. That may sound a little funny to you, but it’s true. Without question, artists are the luckiest people. Here’s why I say this. A few years ago, I was at a friend’s house socializing with a […]

Mastering Glazing Techniques in Watercolor: Understanding Pigments

Are you a watercolor artist looking to improve your technique?  Would you like to better understand glazing techniques in watercolor? Then you will certainly enjoy this guest blog by watercolor expert Dr. Don Rankin.  He is author of Mastering Glazing Techniques in Watercolor Volume 1: How to Make Your Paintings Glow. Don is currently a […]

5 Creative Ways to Share Your Art on Pinterest

Are you looking for creative ideas to share your art on Pinterest and drive traffic to your site? Pinterest is a mainly a visual showcase, which makes it perfect for artists.  And if you’re wondering just how effective a great image can be in driving traffic to your website, read on… Since the launch of […]

7 Simple Keys to Successful Art Blogging

Are you ready to take the plunge toward successful art blogging. A blog for artists is a great tool for being found online and gaining a larger audience for your work. Blogs are ideal because they can be completely free, search engines love them, they are easy to start and simple to manage. Many artists […]

Secrets to Understanding the NYC Art World: Beware the Vanity Gallery

Chelsea Art District in Manhattan If you are like most artists who take their career seriously, you are willing to give almost anything a try.  And if you are like me, you put a lot of care not only into creating your art but into the business side of your art. You love to create, right? […]

Why Some Artists Will Almost Certainly Prosper in the New Economy

Some artists will almost certainly prosper in the coming epic years. Artists will almost certainly prosper who are prepared and who plan ahead for the coming revolution. There is revolution in the air. Unless you have spent the last four or so years on Mars you can’t have missed the restless loss of direction of […]