Why Your Art Won’t Sell Itself

I hear from a lot of artists. They usually say something like this to me: “Gary, my art speaks for itself.” No, it doesn’t. Sorry. Your art won’t sell itself. When I hear them say they “hate marketing,” I ask them why. Many reply with some variation of “I hate being self-promotional” or “My art […]

Understanding the Mainstream Art Gallery Establishment

Would you like to better understand the mainstream art gallery establishment? Do you want to sell more art in brick and mortar galleries in the mainstream art gallery establishment? When I first moved to New York City in 1998, I had positive and exciting emotions about my art career. I was excited because I had […]

More Art Sales Through Persistent and Consistent Effort

Would you like to have more art sales online? Do you want to move your online art business forward this year? One major thing that nobody EVER talks about with growing an online art business and having more art sales online (as an artist, entrepreneur, or anything) is how LONG things take. One of the […]

The Crow and the Jug Principle

I always learn something new from bedtime children’s stories. One I especially like is from Aesop – The Crow and the Jug.  And it resonated with me, because I see the exact opposite of this behavior all the time. The story of the crow and the jug, in a nutshell, concerns a crow looking for […]

Understanding Drawing Perspective

Are you an artist and have been wanting to better understand drawing perspective? Would you like the basic fundamentals of drawing perspective explained in clear terms? This blog post will be devoted entirely to understanding drawing perspective. This is a drawing topic that is very important for artists and sometimes not covered adequately or completely. […]

Mastering Composition in Drawing (Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 in our discussion on mastering composition in drawing. Click here to read Part 1 if you missed it. Composition in Drawing: Movement, Direction and Unity We are now ready to look at Movement, Direction and Rhythm in our discussion of Composition. I am going to discuss these three Principles of Design together because they are […]

Mastering Composition in Drawing (Part 1)

Have you been wanting to improve your composition in drawing and in your paintings? Do you know and fully understand all the principles of composition in drawing? Mastering composition in drawing and painting is necessary to create the best paintings and drawings possible. This blog post and the next are going to go in-depth about […]

Mastering Line Quality in Drawing

Have you ever thought about the importance of line quality in drawing? Did you realize that line quality in drawing is one of the major determining factors in the overall success of a drawing. Yes, line quality in drawing is essential to the overall success of your completed drawing or painting. As you finish a […]

Do You Have the Right Artistic Mindset?

Do you have the right artistic mindset? Is your creativity running at full capacity? Or are you feeling more like you have creative block? These questions are important to artists of all types. It’s very important to stay tuned to your inner artistic voice so that you are keenly aware of your creative capacity at […]

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 […]

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