One of the first questions that artists have to answer when they decide to sell their work is “How much should I charge for my art”. There is a number of factors that need to be considered, and developing a pricing system for selling your work is fundamental in order to be successful in the market. In this article, we will have a look at the very first considerations, in the process of estimating the right price for your artwork, including timing, expertise and reputation. A second part of this series will examine additional factors that have an impact on the development of a successful pricing system for your art, such as competition and valuation.
An opportunity to present my lunch time portrait series
Not a long ago, I received a phone call; it was from BBC Radio Bristol. The call had to do with my portrait sketching; I admit I was quite surprised. They loved my work and they found quite fascinating that I usually draw quickly, on the go, during my lunch breaks from work. After a short conversation, I agreed to be filmed, introducing my portrait sketching while walking in Bath. The video if finally released!
As 2019 is getting to an end, the artistic activity in the beautiful city of Bath seems to get intensified! Fantastic art events and exhibitions sign the end of the year, offering brilliant opportunities to the audience of the city to admire interesting and unique artworks. At the same time the numerous artists based in Bath and the surrounding areas have the chance to showcase their most recent work. This week we are having the opening of the annual “Deck the Walls” exhibition at 44AD Art Gallery; we are very excited and here are a few reasons why!
Bath Artists Studios, being a local charity organisation in Bath, promote arts and culture, and occasionally organise exhibitions, hosting work from artists based in Bath or surrounding areas. Tomorrow, 12/12/2019 is the opening of the Bath Artists Studios (BAS) student exhibition from 6pm until 8pm. My work will be on show as part of this exhibition.
Some people absolutely love shopping for presents; I personally struggle a bit. And don’t get me wrong, I do love receiving and offering presents. However, choosing the right ones is a different story. I always try to buy something that is practical and useful, personal and at an affordable price. I also try to avoid ordinary or useless items that clutter my friends’ selves and cupboards. Although there is no magical solution for finding the perfect present, here is a brilliant idea: Buy original art.
We often complain about lack of time and hectic daily routines that don’t allow for any creative activities and art. Fitting sketching or painting in our day can sometimes be tricky, I cannot deny that. However, sometimes small breaks for a quick doodle instead of long art sessions, can be the solution. I personally use part of my lunch break every day to draw a portrait.
Mastering the technical aspects of improving your art presence on Instagram
No doubt, showing your Art on social media can be very challenging. Instagram has become one of the biggest and most accessible platforms for promoting art, techniques and concepts. However, many artists really struggle to get their work seen; are there any ways of improving the visibility of your art on Instagram? We discussed the basic principles of promoting your art on the platform previously, and this week we will explore a few more technical aspects of developing a successful art account on Instagram. Fear not, the following paragraphs include some useful tools, popular art hashtags and ideas of getting your fantastic drawings and paintings out there!
Either we like it or not, social media are an integral part of our life, private and professional. Although some people tend to ignore or underestimate their power, in reality they can be fantastic channels for showing our art, or even establishing a successful online art business. Especially on Instagram, getting the whole thing up and running is usually very easy. However, getting very good at it though, can be a big challenge. Following a few steps and tips, can be extremely helpful in developing a successful Instagram account for your art and this is exactly what we will be looking at in this article.
This is the first of a two-part article. Next week we will be talking about “technical” ways of developing a successful Instagram Art account, including hashtags, useful apps, and Instagram tools.
For those living in Bath, Bath Comedy Festival is one of those happy periods when the city is full of activity, interesting and fun acts and performances; a general party of culture, laughter and socialisation. This year will be no exception and I am very happy to be able to contribute to this through my art.
How could cell phone photography help you with your painting?
Editorial: Why would a sketching and painting blog host an article about cell phone photography? And why would a graphical designer would be invited to contribute on a platform that traditional visual arts are the main focus? The answer is simple. Art, in any form, enhances creativity, ensures personal development and helps to set goals for life. As such, a more versatile approach to art, art goals, and personal challenges was considered appropriate. Read between the lines and see the analogy with your own art projects; how sketching has helped you overcome personal problems and how painting made you feel creative in times of personal struggle.