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 […]

What Can an Artist Learn from Watching the Evolution of My Blog?

“Do not be afraid of moving slowly. Be only afraid of standing still.”  – Chinese Proverb Have you been thinking about starting a blog or website to showcase your art like my blog, but have been holding off for financial or technical reasons? I understand.  I did the same thing for a long time. Getting […]

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? […]

Are you a Real Artist If You Have A Day Job?

How do you define being a real artist? Are you a real artist if you have a day job? Are you a real artist if your primary source of income is not from your art? Many artists definition of success rest solely on being able to support themselves entirely from their artistic endeavors without having […]

Can you do me a favor?

I’d love to find out how my blog is helping you. To be more specific, I want to find out what topics you like to see me write about, so I can do more of that. If you have some time, would you mind taking this brief poll? [polldaddy poll=5545628] If you can give a […]

Gary Bolyer’s Top 5 Kick-Ass Money-Making Art Blogs of All Time

Do you want to know the top 5 money making art blogs of all time? Do you want your art career to totally kick ass? Are you ready to start really making some money with your art? Then you must read these top 5 blogs of mine. Making money is sexy.  Making art is sexy.  […]

6 Ways to Make Money With Your Art Blog

If you haven’t seen it, Daniel Lyons, a talented blogger known for two years as “Fake Steve Jobs,” has an editorial that explains why none of us can make money blogging. Big traffic, no money. Fake Steve Jobs’ best month came with a traffic spike. His actual identity was revealed in the New York Times, […]

6 Important Things To Do Before You Approach an Art Gallery

Are you ready to approach an art gallery with your work?  Do you know what you will need if you decide to meet with a gallery director? If you have painted for some time and are serious about your career as an artist, then you might have thought about getting gallery representation. But you may […]

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