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Best Art Books from Jen’s North Light Picks
Every business book you read will tell you that you need a contract for every client and every project. But in the real world of doing business, it’s easy to let this detail slip through the cracks, especially if you aren’t particularly comfortable with it in the first place. Is it because you don’t have a good contract? (If you read this article, you won’t be able to use that excuse anymore.)
Stephanie Birdsall brings you pastel tips and oil painting techniques in her 3 art instruction videos so you can have beautiful results as you learn how to paint flowers and tips for landscape painting. Trained in art formally in England, …
Luana Luconi Winner’s Book, Painting Classic Portraits: Great Faces Step by Step, is in stores now. To celebrate this fantastic guide on how to capture faces, from different skin colors to getting proportions and shapes just right, we’re giving you …
How many times have you submitted a proposal and then never heard from your prospect again? Or worse, learned that the project was awarded to someone else because your price was too high?
If either of these is a common occurrence, you’re probably wasting valuable time writing proposals you will never win. The only solution is to learn how to distinguish the viable prospects from the deadbeats before you agree to write anything. And that means you have to find out what the prospect’s budget is.
For the artist on everyone’s holiday gift list, including your own, here are our Top 10 Art Technique Videos to instruct and inspire. Nancy Reyner’s Acrylic Revolution Painting Realistic Landscapes in Pastel: Skies with Liz Haywood-Sullivan How to Paint …
Strengthen Your Business: 7 Lessons for Leading, Marketing, Using Time Wisely and More, by Marcia Hoeck
In the early days of my marketing communications firm, there was nothing I wanted more than a blueprint for what I should be doing as a business owner. I was doing well, but I had no idea how to manage my business, and didn’t know if I’d be around next year—or even next month. There wasn’t a resource specifically written for creative professionals available to me back then, so I had to learn on my own. What follows is a brief overview of the plan I created for myself—the guide I wished I’d had handed to me all those years ago.
Check out this review and giveaway of Margaret Peot’s Alternative Art Journals by Quinn McDonald, a writer and certified creativity coach. Here’s what she had to say about it: “The variety is big and interesting. The suggestions for alternatives are …
Brought from Japan to corporate America in the 1950s, the OGSM concept was used initially by car manufacturers. Today large corporations, including Fortune 500 companies, employ this framework to keep their workforces centered on goals and objectives. Ideally this tool can express in a one-page document what a traditional business plan takes 50 pages to explain. The initials in OGSM stand for objective, goals, strategies and measurements. So in what way can this concept be applied to an artist’s business or artwork? Let’s walk through the process of creating a sample OGSM and see.
In Journeys to Abstraction, by Sue St. John, fifty-eight artists share their process and inspiration on 100 abstract paintings covering a variety of mixed media. Find your own inspiration and develop your own techniques with this great gallery of abstract …
Learn how to paint acrylic on aquaboard Lessons on brushwork and other acrylic and watercolor painting techniques Color-mixing techniques Enter a Watermedia Wonderland! “I love watermedia. I love that spiritual quality–the way that paint hits the paper when it’s wet, …