HELP YOURSELF DEVELOP AS A WRITER OR ARTIST

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Getting The Most Out Of A Critique

Posted by Gail Daley on Thursday, October 13, 2016, In : Developing Your Skills 

For many of us, giving our work over to an individual or a group to be analyzed is scary, but so much can be learned by having someone not intimately connected to you evaluate your work. An unavoidable truth in the art world is that all through your career all kinds of people are going to say all kinds of stuff about your art.  Some of them will even tell you to your face. Others may write about it, post about it or gossip behind your back. An artist not only has to learn how to handle this n...


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GAILS TIPS ON WORKING WITH ACRYLICS

Posted by Gail Daley on Friday, June 10, 2016, In : Developing Your Skills 

By the Practical Artist

http://www.thepracticalartist.com/the-practical-artists-blog.php

 

I have always painted in Acrylics. Although over the years, I have attempted to use other mediums but they were a poor fit. Oils stink, are messy and take way too long to dry for me. Watercolors are too unforgiving for a ‘seat of the pants’ painter lik...


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DEALING WITH BAD REVIEWS OF YOUR CHARACTER OR WORK

Posted by Gail Daley on Sunday, August 2, 2015, In : Developing Your Skills 

What response do you make when some person posts a negative opinion of you or your work on your website or a social network site? Some tips on what you can do about this without starting a major public feud and how to turn a negative into a positive action. Congratulations. You now have a brand new web-site (or blog site). You have spent hours designing it and putting into it everything you think will help you make it popular. Whether you created this site in the hopes of developing an audi...


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New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Gail Daley on Saturday, December 6, 2014, In : Developing Your Skills 

Ø  Resolution 1—Improve myself and my art by joining one or more of the local art groups

Ø  Resolution 2--Take Advantage of the opportunities offered to improve my skills

Ø  Resolution 3—Become an active member of each group I join

Ø  Resolution 4— Remember that it is time to pay my yearly dues!

 2015 is coming sooner than you think! It is that time of year when many of us take time to look back on the past year and study how we can improve on what we accomplished. Did we acco...


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Framing On A Budget Part 1--Don't Break Your Bank Account

Posted by Gail Daley on Sunday, December 1, 2013, In : Developing Your Skills 


Framing fine art can enhance the overall appeal of a piece of artwork; unfortunately, if you don't frame your art wisely it can ultimately ruin the paintings appeal altogether.   We all want our art to look its best, so artists inexperienced in the art of framing usually begin by using a commercial framer. A commercial framer will give you a nice, professional looking frame for your art. They will also give you sticker shock when quoting the price. Depending on the size of the frame wanted ...


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FINDING THE RIGHT SUPPORT AS AN ARTIST

Posted by Gail Daley on Monday, July 8, 2013, In : Developing Your Skills 

When I started to take my art seriously, I knew that peer group association was important for me to grow as an artist, but finding the right art group to join was a little frustrating.  Why is it so important to associate with other artists? Well, although you can create art in a vacuum, if your art is never evaluated by your peers, you may simply be stuck repeating the same type of art and art subjects at the same skill level forever. Peer groups challenge us to stretch our skills, reach f...


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TIPS ON PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ART

Posted by Gail Daley on Thursday, June 20, 2013, In : Developing Your Skills 

Presentation is everything; especially on the internet where the only impression you can make is what is seen by the viewer. A poor presentation can make the difference between getting a sale or not and being accepted into an on-line show. For the judges to get an accurate idea of your art, the image you send must match the colors in the art and be sharp and clear. For many of us, taking a good photograph of our art is hard. Before sending off the photo of your art your art 1) make sure tha...


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TIPS ON PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ART FOR THE WEB

Posted by Gail Daley on Monday, February 11, 2013, In : Developing Your Skills 

Presentation is everything; especially on the internet where the only impression you can make is what is seen. A poor presentation can make the difference between getting a sale and being accepted into an on-line show. For the judges to get an accurate idea of your art, the image you send must match the colors in the art and be sharp and clear. For...


Continue reading ...
 
 

Showing category "Developing Your Skills" (Show all posts)

Getting The Most Out Of A Critique

Posted by Gail Daley on Thursday, October 13, 2016, In : Developing Your Skills 

For many of us, giving our work over to an individual or a group to be analyzed is scary, but so much can be learned by having someone not intimately connected to you evaluate your work. An unavoidable truth in the art world is that all through your career all kinds of people are going to say all kinds of stuff about your art.  Some of them will even tell you to your face. Others may write about it, post about it or gossip behind your back. An artist not only has to learn how to handle this n...


Continue reading ...
 

GAILS TIPS ON WORKING WITH ACRYLICS

Posted by Gail Daley on Friday, June 10, 2016, In : Developing Your Skills 

By the Practical Artist

http://www.thepracticalartist.com/the-practical-artists-blog.php

 

I have always painted in Acrylics. Although over the years, I have attempted to use other mediums but they were a poor fit. Oils stink, are messy and take way too long to dry for me. Watercolors are too unforgiving for a ‘seat of the pants’ painter lik...


Continue reading ...
 

DEALING WITH BAD REVIEWS OF YOUR CHARACTER OR WORK

Posted by Gail Daley on Sunday, August 2, 2015, In : Developing Your Skills 

What response do you make when some person posts a negative opinion of you or your work on your website or a social network site? Some tips on what you can do about this without starting a major public feud and how to turn a negative into a positive action. Congratulations. You now have a brand new web-site (or blog site). You have spent hours designing it and putting into it everything you think will help you make it popular. Whether you created this site in the hopes of developing an audi...


Continue reading ...
 

New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Gail Daley on Saturday, December 6, 2014, In : Developing Your Skills 

Ø  Resolution 1—Improve myself and my art by joining one or more of the local art groups

Ø  Resolution 2--Take Advantage of the opportunities offered to improve my skills

Ø  Resolution 3—Become an active member of each group I join

Ø  Resolution 4— Remember that it is time to pay my yearly dues!

 2015 is coming sooner than you think! It is that time of year when many of us take time to look back on the past year and study how we can improve on what we accomplished. Did we acco...


Continue reading ...
 

Framing On A Budget Part 1--Don't Break Your Bank Account

Posted by Gail Daley on Sunday, December 1, 2013, In : Developing Your Skills 


Framing fine art can enhance the overall appeal of a piece of artwork; unfortunately, if you don't frame your art wisely it can ultimately ruin the paintings appeal altogether.   We all want our art to look its best, so artists inexperienced in the art of framing usually begin by using a commercial framer. A commercial framer will give you a nice, professional looking frame for your art. They will also give you sticker shock when quoting the price. Depending on the size of the frame wanted ...


Continue reading ...
 

FINDING THE RIGHT SUPPORT AS AN ARTIST

Posted by Gail Daley on Monday, July 8, 2013, In : Developing Your Skills 

When I started to take my art seriously, I knew that peer group association was important for me to grow as an artist, but finding the right art group to join was a little frustrating.  Why is it so important to associate with other artists? Well, although you can create art in a vacuum, if your art is never evaluated by your peers, you may simply be stuck repeating the same type of art and art subjects at the same skill level forever. Peer groups challenge us to stretch our skills, reach f...


Continue reading ...
 

TIPS ON PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ART

Posted by Gail Daley on Thursday, June 20, 2013, In : Developing Your Skills 

Presentation is everything; especially on the internet where the only impression you can make is what is seen by the viewer. A poor presentation can make the difference between getting a sale or not and being accepted into an on-line show. For the judges to get an accurate idea of your art, the image you send must match the colors in the art and be sharp and clear. For many of us, taking a good photograph of our art is hard. Before sending off the photo of your art your art 1) make sure tha...


Continue reading ...
 

TIPS ON PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ART FOR THE WEB

Posted by Gail Daley on Monday, February 11, 2013, In : Developing Your Skills 

Presentation is everything; especially on the internet where the only impression you can make is what is seen. A poor presentation can make the difference between getting a sale and being accepted into an on-line show. For the judges to get an accurate idea of your art, the image you send must match the colors in the art and be sharp and clear. For...


Continue reading ...