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Coastal Living Art For Sale

Coastal Living Art For Sale

#12614 – Kayak On The Beach 24×36 Oil Painting BUY $275 – Ship FREE lower US 48 only

Coastal Living Art For Sale to help you decorate your beach home. Everyone wins when it comes to beach living like the Siesta Key – Sarasota, Florida area. There is a great upside to living close to the beach. Those who can afford to buy or rent property right on the beach will get even greater advantages. The view out of your windows alone is worth living close to the beach. Coastal properties are also in high demand and make for good rental properties, or a good investment. The small town beach communities like Siesta Key, Florida can also make living near the coast attractive.

So once we have moved into our beach community, what is next to decorate our tropical paradise home? Well coastal living requires us to decorate expressing our passion for interior design ideas. Obviously we must decorate our home with a nautical or beach motif and here are a few ideas.

Apply the character of the coast to your home’s exterior with beach house-style architecture and accents of vibrant

Coastal Living Art For Sale

Coastal Living Art For Sale – Coastal Decorating

color. A Caribbean blue louvered doorway adds flair and beckons guests inside this Florida home.

Beach dwellers are never fearful of a little color, so don’t be afraid to try more vibrant hues in order to achieve a coastal feel in your home. A porch is a perfect place to try out some colors you normally would never consider. If painting your woodwork feels like too much, then just incorporate color with your furniture. Adirondack chairs are readily available in all colors of the spectrum.

Adding just one seaside reference, such as a palm-patterned rug, is all you need to give a subtle nod toward the region.

Coastal Living Art For Sale

Coastal Living Art For Sale

Now what about coastal living art for sale? Yes it is time for the walls. Why not put a painting in the bathroom? This elegant, framed oil painting bridges the gap between the all-white, sparsely furnished space and its bright, whimsical ceiling. Artwork is essential for any coastal home.

Incorporate collections of smaller pieces into unexpected, overlooked places, such as hallways and office nooks. This technique adds interest to mostly utilitarian—and often smaller—spaces, and integrates the room into the flow of the rest of the house.

If a minimal look is more your style, pick a few coordinating colors and display your favorite pieces in each hue, grouping them together for a pleasingly simple aesthetic.

Coastal Living Art For Sale - Gallery Wall

Coastal Living Art For Sale – Gallery Wall

Here, a collection of ceramic pieces in unique sizes and shapes adds visual interest to the otherwise simple space.

For additional coastal canvas art and the answer to Coastal Living Art For Sale? Visit the following website www.LloydDobsonArtist.com Once on the site click the “Fine Art Gallery” tab. The artist ships free to the lower 48 United States.

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Art For Sale On Siesta Key Review

Siesta Key Farmers Market - Lloyd Dobson Artist

Siesta Key Farmers Market – Lloyd Dobson Artist



Art For Sale On Siesta Key Review
 does not yield much information when typed into a search engines. Especially concerning local artist. This is what someone pointed out to me recently. When they searched for a particular local artist, nothing came up. Through the Siesta Key BlueWave website, I am committed to inform you about the Key’s artistic events.

This is my uncensored review on the subject and it is my intent to share the availability of Siesta Key art for sale. Before we review two local artist, let me share with you that art is not totally absent on the Key. There are two large fair events with traveling artist displaying their artwork, however finding local artist like the Siesta Key BlueWave artist Vanessa and Lloyd in the group tends to be lacking in the large venues.

The two annual art and craft fair events are held in February and again the end of April. There are over 250+ artist who line up on Ocean Boulevard with their professional display booths. They display their unique and affordable crafts throughout Siesta Key Village.

All artists and craft people were present for the duration of both shows, available to discuss their work and inspiration. The event appeals to people of all ages including serious art buyers looking to add to their collections. With a wide variety of art mediums on display and prices ranging from $25 hand-designed earrings to $30,000 metal sculptures, there was something for everyone.

In addition to the couple of events through the year You can visit the Siesta Key Farmers Market every Sunday from 8:00am to 2:00pm. There you will find representation of local

Art For Sale On Siesta Key Review

Art For Sale On Siesta Key Review

crafts as well as fine artist Lloyd Dobson and Vanessa Simonard. Siesta Key art for sale now becomes available for those seeking local artist.

Early 2014 Lloyd and Vanessa, neighbors near Siesta Key, decided to put their skills at work to the common effort of promoting Siesta Key’s cultural spirit as well as its natural habitat. Their vision is to make it very easy for everybody to find out what’s going on the Key.  Siesta Key BlueWave seeks to create a stronger sense of community for those who cherish this island and all that she offers.

Art For Sale On Siesta Key by Vanessa and Lloyd is inspired by the beauty of Siesta Key and through their sales donate to the environmental charity organizations to help maintain the beauty and preservation of this island paradise.

You can find out more by visiting http://www.SiestaKeyBlueWave.com

http://www.vanessasarasota.blogspot.com

http://www.lloyddobsonartist.com

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How Many Paintings Needed For Art Show

How Many Paintings Are Needed For Your Art Show?

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How Many Paintings Are Needed For Your Art Show? This a question that is predicated on the space that you will have available. Most outdoor art events spaces are limited between 10’x10′ and 10’x20′ spaces. The larger meaning you would register for two areas adjacent to each other.

My suggestion would be to have three different sizes of your art work. Large, medium and small as an example. With different sizes you are able to accomplish a couple of things. One is an exhibit that is more appealing and secondly allowing you to have several price points. A good rule of thumb would be between 20 to 30 pieces per 10’x10′ space. Another factor will be determined by the time you have to create the work needed.

study your exhibit space carefully and take pictures and measure the space. Make a scale drawing either on paper or computer of the wall/exhibit space (I’m assuming for flat work) and use “to scale” shrunk down cutouts or paste ups of your work and then start playing around with the layout of what you will hang. You may be limited in the number of pieces just by available space alone. Also, will you have access to track lighting, ambient light only and so on.

If you don’t have enough art work of your own, a great idea is to share your booth space with another artist that complements your work, as well as your art work with theirs. My experience has shown me that when colaborating with a partner you become twice as smart and that results in great marketing strategies to help both you and your partner’s success in your art show.Art - Generic Tent Display

If you are passionate about your art and enjoy sharring your creative talents with the world, you will figure out a way to create enough art inventory for your art exhibits. So now back to the question, how many paintings are needed for your art show? The answer as you can see varies from show to show and the area you will have available.

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Is Your Art Good Enough For An Art Show?

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Is Your Art Good Enough For An Art Show? Lets defines terms here. By ‘good’ in terms of an art show meaning interesting, engaging and that ultimately someone would be willing to transfer money from their bank account to yours to own it.

What’s the perennial question that a good half of all artists face?

It’s not a lack of inspiration, or the money to sustain oneself. From our survey, It seems that its simply – How do I get noticed?

Art Show Lot of Traffic & Work

Art Show Lot of Traffic & Work

I have always had the mindset that, if I wanted something bad enough, as long as it didn’t defy God’s Law that I had the capabilities to accomplish the situation. Even though we are creative, sometimes we must come out of our cozy self-created wonderland and ask the question “Is my art any good?”

On the internet, you will find an overwhelming range of quality in art, everything from random pencil doodles scribbled on lined notebook paper to the most highly polished, professional artwork that exists. Since the range of quality is so massive, there really is no “standard” whatsoever for what should be shown publicly.  What it really boils down to is what your motivations are for showing your art. If you are looking to work professionally, my answer would be to get over it and get your work out there immediately. If you’re making art for yourself, then go with your instinct and do what you are most comfortable with.

Art - Visit Art ShowsWhen you finally do make the decision to show your work to the world, you have to brace yourself for the wave of comments that occurs and be ready to handle it.  Showing your art can be both incredibly rewarding and difficult at the same time. Every time you show your artwork publicly, it is like walking the plank. Putting your work out there is a big risk every time. I have had people say lovely, moving things to me about my work.  I have also had people make brutal, insensitive, comments.

I had a professor in graduate school who came up to me in person, completely unsolicited, one day and said to me ”I am very disturbed by what you do,” and then went on to describe in great detail what a terrible artist I was. I was so completely startled by his comments that I was left speechless. Fortunately I did not let that get me off course from my dreams, goals and accomplishments.Success - Man At Top Of Mountain

Are people really interested in your art? Do people stop and stare when they pass your art?

It is all relative of course. If you are a beginner artist then your art may not have reached it’s full potential yet, but there has to be a certain something about your art no matter what level of experience you have that makes people stop, look and get interested if you want to have any chance of success with your own art show.

Related Article:  How To Sponsor Your Own Art Show

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Art Pricing – What Should I Price My Art

Art Pricing – What Should I Price My Art?

Art - How To Price ArtArt Pricing – What Should I Price My Art? This is a question that I am ask many times. In order to price your art realistically, you must understand and respect how the art business works and how collectors shop and buy. You must also objectively assess your art world accomplishments and determine how they position you in relation to all other artists. These are difficult tasks and not necessarily pleasant; but they’re absolutely essential to achieving the goals of making a go of it as an artist and of selling art.

Understanding common mistakes that artists make when setting prices is the first step in this process. Perhaps the most significant error is the tendency to focus too much attention on only that segment of the art world that pertains to you and too little attention on the rest, or even worse, dismissing the rest as irrelevant. If you let this happen, your asking prices may make sense to you and to your inner circle, but make little sense to the overall art community.

Many artists make the mistake of equating dollar values with psychological factors like how emotionally attached they are to their art or how much angst they experience during the creative process. They place special meanings and, therefore, special asking prices on certain pieces of their work that may make sense to them inwardly, but have little or no relation to the selling prices of the rest of their art or to art prices in general. Dealers and collectors see these prices as inconsistent or excessively high.

Have Several Price Points

Have Several Price Points

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your art is so unique that nothing else compares to it. All art is unique. Every artist is unique. Uniqueness, however, has never been and never will be the sole criterion for setting prices at any particular level.

Collectors rarely see themselves as having only one choice when selecting art, no matter how “unique” that art happens to be. Not only are they cost-conscious, but they almost always compare work from artist to artist and gallery to gallery before they buy. The more comparing they do, the better they get at collecting, assessing quality, determining fairness in selling prices, and getting the best bangs for their bucks. This is what good collecting is all about and what you’re up against when it comes to pricing your art.

Here is a typical question:  “I am thinking of having prints made of some of my watercolor paintings and selling them on sites like Etsy. I’m not sure how to go about having prints made, as far as making it profitable. Any suggestions?”

This is a great question. Pricing is really tough, but you can figure it out! Here are a few things to consider:

Art - Generic Tent Display1)  Costs – You need to make back what you spent in making the art. This can include fixed costs like your office space, lighting, heating, etc. These costs must be spread out among the number of pieces you plan to sell on a monthly basis. For example, if your studio and rent together cost $1000 per month, and you plan on selling 10 prints per month, then you have $100 in costs for each print, before you ever count anything else. If you think you can sell 20 prints each month, then it’s only $50 per print.

Then there are your costs per painting, or variable costs. This includes your canvas, brushes, the paint you used, and the time you spent (yes, your time is a cost, unless you are working for free) and the cost of the prints. These will vary based on how much paint you use, how big the canvas is, etc. These will be calculated on an individual painting basis.Art - How Much Is Your Time Worth

How much is your time worth? How much do you want to make? If you make $20 per hour, that’s about $40,000 per year. (Hint: You’re worth more than that.)

2)  Goals – What are your painting goals? Are you trying to appear like you care what the art world thinks, or are you creating art for your buyers?

Goal Setting Clear #1Also, how much money to you want to make? If your basic cost per painting is $50 for fixed costs plus $20 for materials, then you add the 10 hours that it took you to paint the piece, then that’s another $200. How many prints do you want to sell before you make that back? 20 prints? That’s $90 per print. (Then you sell the original for gobs of money.)

Art - Research Art Shows3)  Research – After you know your costs and goals, find out how much it costs to buy other artists’ work. Not just any artists, but look at artists who work in similar styles to you. Look at watercolors that are for sale on Etsy and see what the high, middle, and low prices are. Where do your paintings fit in? Is your work more like the high end or low end of the pricing structure?

4) Test Pricing is as much of an art as it is a science. There’s no right or wrong way to do it, as long as you are making money. Price out a few pieces at a few different levels and see which ones sell the most or which ones end up being the most profitable.

Remember that today’s collectors are more sophisticated than ever. The idea of falling in love with one piece of art and having to have it at any cost fell by the wayside years ago. Collectors now research and compare before they buy. The only ones who don’t are new to the game. Just in case you get lucky and find one who’s a little naive, by the way, resist the temptation to take advantage and overcharge. You risk the possibility of turning them off to continued collecting. We all know that we need all the art collectors we can get.

Lastly, have something for everyone. Offer art in all price ranges. People who like your work, but can’t afford the big stuff should at least have the opportunity to come away with something. These are your biggest fans, your collector base, the people who will stand by you throughout your career. Do whatever you can to provide them with art. That’s the best way to maximize your exposure, create good will, get yourself out there, jump start your sales, and become known and respected in the arts community.

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Want To Save On Your Art Supplies

Want To Save On Your Art Supplies?

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR WHOLESALE ART SUPPLIES

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR WHOLESALE ART SUPPLIES

Want To Save On Your Art Supplies? Well if you spend any time in any sort of art or craft, you know that supplies are rather expensive. Certainly a visit to a art supply retail store will endorse that statement. If you especially are trying to make a profit with your art, you must have the ability to buy your supplies at a wholesale price instead of paying full retail.

You see volume without a profit is like eating soup with a fork. It just won’t work. When buying art supplies at retail, you have to price your artout of the reach of some of your buyers. This is not conducive to a career in art as a full time living.

Buying online is one of the best places to buy art supplies near cost. When you look around on the internet you will find many places that offer inexpensive supplies. The trick is just finding the right store. You need a store that knows what they are doing, and carries a wide array of items.

In my research the past several years I, as well as many others, have found such an online store. It is of my opinion that CLICK HERE NOW have the best art supplies …at the best discounts! Since 1911, artists have turned to this company for their art materials for dependable savings, a huge selection, and fine customer service on art supplies.
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Whatever your specialty is, you should look at this store that offers a lot in the art supply category. Some stores specialize in painting, but lack in sculpting supplies. Not here they are the place that sells wholesale art supplies, and caters to your specialties. A well-stocked, well-rounded store is your best option.

If you create a lot of art, you may also want to look into bulk art supplies. Like most things, buying in bulk is a much less expensive option for supplies. My experience has been a savings of 70+% many times.

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CLICK ON IMAGE TO BUY WHOLESALE

One perk to shopping for things like bulk art supplies online is that you can have them shipped right to your home. Instead of going to a store in person to pick them up, then taking them home, you can enjoy the convenience of just waiting for them to arrive. Many people like this option because they spend less time shopping, and more time creating their art.

Buying art supplies wholesale is really a great idea. Whether you are a professional artist or an amateur trying to perfect your craft, you need supplies to keep yourself going. Getting them as inexpensively as possible is key. Once you find a store you like that sells near cost or in large quantities at a discounted price, you can feel secure knowing exactly where to go to get what you need.

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Is a Domain Name Necessary For Me To Sell My Art?

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Get Your Domain Name Here

Is a Domain Name Necessary For Me To Sell My Art? Is it that important? The answer is absolutely yes! Your domain name is your address on the internet and your personal branding. If you are serious about your art as a career, you must expose your business as an artist. Having a presence on the web is a fundamental for your success. Think of it in the same way as your own street address. With everyone surfing the web these days, without a domain name, it would be impossible for someone to find you on the internet.

If you have a specific product or service to promote, like like your artwork as an example, the difficulty for clarity with your customers would be too difficult.

The Power of the Forwarded Domain name to your website:Art - Lloyd Dobson Artist Website

Think about it this way… once you get a domain name to run your artwork link through, you now own your very own website which you can advertise ANYWHERE online or offline and you will make 75% of every sales that comes through your domain. Having your own domain allows you to advertise in LOTS of new ways to obtain clients for your art.

Think about it… let’s say you had a good friend that could sell you a cheap billboard space on a local highway. Or maybe it’s not a billboard space, but a sign on a window of a gallery that you own, or any sign that will get eyeballs anywhere… or even a newspaper ad…

Pretty obvious huh! Since the world has gone mobile, it is necessary to have a domain name and website place they can find you. And all you have to do is using domain forwarding in your domain registrar to redirect that domain through to your website link. If you click on the banner below or CLICK HERE, you can get your domain name and hosting.

Think about it… if you’re working a $60K/year salaried job and want to build your artwork income to the level where you’re comfortable quitting, all you need to do is generate $165 per day on average in profit ($165/day X 365 days/yr = approx $60K) to equal the same income as your j-o-b. The cool thing is that once you get out of that J-O-B that’s draining your time, you free up all kinds of new time to devote to your artwork marketing, and your income doubles, triples, even quadruples in no-time flat.

Marketing your artwork requires some basic fundamental skills and there is a system you can go to for additional information. You may CLICK HERE NOW The system will will provide you with the information, tools and strategies necessary to have a successful art business online.

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How To Have Success At Art Shows

Art - Successful Art ShowHow to have success at art shows. Like any business you need traffic and you need conversions, better known as buyers. One thing you must remember . . . It does not matter what business you are in! Whether you are in the art business, the restaurant business, the widget business or the fu-fu business. You are in the “People Business”

So you have always wondered what it would be like to be an artist and show and sell your work around the country at weekend art shows? Here are some tips that can increase your chances of succeeding.

1) Go Visit Some Art Events First –

You may not always have the luxury of visiting each and every art show before you apply for acceptance. After all, if you visit before applying, you’ll have to wait another year to participate (if you are accepted) and most of us are not that patient. However, when you can visit the show first and talk to participating artists, you will get a feel for whether or not this is a show in which you wish to participate. Be up front with the artists that you talk with and ask a few questions. Most will be happy to answer your questions if they sense your honesty and sincerity and you don’t distract them from those who visit their booth.Art - Visit Art Shows

Some events that bill themselves as art shows or even arts and craft shows end up with a lot of questionable “art” booths that are not really art at all. If the “art” show has more than it’s share of artists who make foam rubber alligators on a coat hanger or rubber band gun crafters, it’s probably not that high quality of art show. That is not to say that there is not a place for these products. There are many large festivals that attract huge crowds that have all kinds of vendors from artists and crafters to cosmetic salespeople to sausage-on-a-stick vendors.

Art - Juried Art Show - ArtCalendar dot comOn the other hand, a juried event will elevate the level of quality work that is shown, which should attract an audience that has a greater appreciation for art.  One such website for listings is www.ArtFairCalendar.com It may reduce the number of attendees, but those who do attend may be a more “qualified” audience. By qualified, I mean that they not only have a greater appreciation for art, but hopefully the means to purchase it if they like it.

2) Be Consistent With Your Art Work –

Even though you may be good at every artwork you ever produce, your audience of potential purchasers/collectors will likely identify you with a particular subject, a color, a style, a medium, a method of presentation, etc. Show a lot of whatever you enjoy doing the most and a lot of what seems to be connecting with folks the most. A bunch of random paintings of various subject matter with no distinctive style or color pallet in cheap mis-matched frames will not likely hold a potential buyer’s attention for long, even if the paintings are good. A hodge-podge of sculptures that look like they were made by ten different sculptors will not likely enhance your reputation. Consistency

This randomness does not help to identify what you are all about. I’m not advocating that you never try anything new or experimental, but you must make your art memorable to gain any kind of following. Consistency is the key. Look at the work of some of the more successful artists that you admire. What ties their work together and identifies it as their own? Subject matter or theme, style (the way they paint or sculpt), choice of colors used, size, framing? Any and all of these characteristics may apply. Don’t copy their work, but learn from it. If you are doing work that connects with an audience, folks will seek you out to buy your art, even after the show is over. It’s happened to me many times.

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3) Have Several Price Points –

Have Several Price Points

Have Several Price Points

Whether you choose to show only originals, or limited editions, or a combination is often dictated by the show guidelines. Sometimes, it is entirely up to you. If you have a body of work that connects with viewers, it obviously would be desirable to sell some of it. If you limit your offerings to large, expensive (whatever that means to you) original works, your potential market will be smaller and you will eliminate a number of folks who, otherwise, might like to purchase.

That may be OK if your work is selling for the prices you want on a regular basis. However, my experience is that having artworks at several price levels makes it possible for purchasers/collectors to enjoy ownership of some of my art in the “now” until they are ready to move up to more collectible, thus more expensive and profitable, pieces. This might be achieved through offering a number of sizes of original works, offering print or sculpture editions in two or more sizes, having some limited editions and some less expensive open editions, or even offering gift type products such as note cards or calendars with your art reproduced on it (if the show allows it).

4) Have a Clean and Professional Looking Display Booth –

There are a few generally accepted artist booth set-ups that are used at most quality shows. The standard size booth is often a 10×10, so many canopies, or tents, are made to this size. EZ Up, Flourish, ShowOff, and a few others seem to be the most popular. As your inventory and sales increase, you can always add on for a double booth space, when available. Though some brands of tents come in a myriad of colors, a white top is recommended. Some shows won’t accept anything else. Choose the one that suits your budget and make sure it has adequate sidewalls and leg weights in the event of in climate weather. If you show long enough, you will experience in climate weather.Art - Art Event Tent White

Have a tool box to contain such items as pliers, hammer, nylon connectors, wire, duct tape, clamps, small broom and other miscellaneous items that you may need over the course of the show. Once you have shown a few times, you will get an idea of what items are useful. Keep this and anything else that might distract from your art out of sight as much as possible.

5) Have Adequate Space For Your Potential Customers –

I have noticed that more people will actually come inside my booth exhibit and look longer if I stay outside my booth until I sense an interest in my work. I try to be very attentive, but I will only approach a visitor when I sense some kind of interest, however slight. Do not block your entrance by positioning yourself and your staff or friends and family where no one can walk in and look around.

Have Adequate Space For Customers

Have Adequate Space For Customers

Even if there are two of you and each is sitting at the side near the front of your booth, there seems to be an invisible barrier through which visitors will not pass. I have seen other ideas of where the artist(s) position themselves to encourage better “booth visitation,” and in a larger booth than 10×10 I could see where sitting over to the side at the back of the booth might work well.
However, in my own personal booth I don’t want my face to compete with my art. At this point, I am only incidental to the art. I did the art and I answer any questions and take the money. Otherwise, I don’t want to get in the way. Yes, I want the customer to remember me, but I first want them to see my art. When you make a sale of any significance, follow up with a handwritten thank you note.

Art Show Lot of Traffic & Work

Art Show Lot of Traffic & Work

Showing and selling your work at outdoor art festivals is hard work often accompanied by some expensive lessons. However, when you finally make that connection with folks who like your work and are willing to part with their money to own some of it, the rewards can be great, both financially and artistically.

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Best Way To Sell Art On Internet

Art - How To Sell Art OnlineBest Way To Sell Art On Internet. A great way to share your art with the world is to create an art blog. You can even sell artworks to people who visit your blog or offer to create custom art such as portraits for people who are interested in hiring you as an artist. In many ways, creating an art blog is just like creating any other blog except the content of the blog will consist of more images and the blog will follow a more creative theme that depicts your style of work.

1) Sign up for a blogging service. The most popular services are Blogger and WordPress, but there are many other services available. Some of these services are completely free to use (such as Blogger) while others may require you to purchase a domain (your blog address) or pay a fee for hosting (online storage space).Website_Traffic_#3

2) Start creating your art blog just as you would create any other type of blog. When you use any blogging service to create the blog you will be asked to choose the following blog attributes.

* Blog URL: The URL (also known as the domain address) is the complete address of the blog, usually beginning with “[http://” http://”] and ending with “.com”. If you are getting a free domain address, you may be required to include a name for the blogging service that is providing the address as part of the URL.

(For example, if you create your art blog with Blogger for free the URL may look like “artblog.blogspot.com” because Blogger requires that you include the word “blogspot” to indicate that you have a blog that is hosted through Blogger). Try to use the main keyword that describes your blog within the domain address.

* Blog name: Ideally, the name of your blog should match the main keyword used in your blog’s domain address. For example, if your blog is about abstract art then you should include the keyword “abstract art” in the blog’s name and URL. Alternately, you may want to include your name in the blog name and URL (such as “Art by Bill Joe”) if the main objective of the blog is to promote yourself as an artist. It all depends on what type of art blog you want to create.

Art - WordPress Artist Blog Template3) Pick a template. The template basically determines the design of your blog and how content should be displayed within it. The template should match the theme of your blog or the style of art that will be displayed on it. Most blogging services allow you to preview different templates to help you pick the best one for your blog. Here are some attributes included in the template.

* Font: The font refers to how the letters, numbers and punctuations will be displayed on your blog. The template specifies the font name as well as the font size and color.

* Color scheme: Each template has a color scheme that specifies the color of the background and also the color of other design elements such as the header and menu bars.

* Background image: At times you may be allowed to select a background image for your blog. If so, you can choose a background image that compliments your blog’s theme but make sure it does not interfere with the readability of blog posts.

Art - Start Writing Blog Post4) Start writing blog posts so people have something to read when they visit your blog. Here are some ideas to help you get started.

* Create content that is unique. Being an artist is all about being different and expressing who you are.

* Share personal stories so people can relate to your work.

* Proofread each blog post before publishing to minimize grammatical errors that may make your blog less appealing.

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5) Brand your images if you want to prevent others from copying the images from your blog and using them without your permission. Here are 2 methods of branding that you may want to consider.

* Add your signature to the images that you want to brand. Although using this method does prevent others from claiming your work as theirs, people may still try to republish your signed artwork without your permission or try to remove your signature using image-editing programs.

* Create watermarks. Watermarks are a more effective method of branding because they cover the whole canvas area occupied by the image. The watermark can be a faded texture or symbol (for example, the artist’s logo) and can be made using an image-editing software such as Adobe Photoshop by creating a new top layer containing the texture or symbol and then increasing its transparency.

6) Add images to create an art blog that is visually stimulating. Of course, people want you to share your art on your blog or at least see your style of work. Adding images is even more crucial if you want to sell artworks or encourage people to hire you as an artist to create custom art because your customers will want to know more about the products or services that they are paying for. There are a few methods that you can use to add images.

* Upload images directly as part of your blog posts. Many blogging services display an “Add Image” link at the top when you create a new blog post. Click your mouse on the area where you want to add an image and then use the link to select and add the image.

* Create an art gallery. Websites such as Starving Artists are created in particular for artists to create galleries of their work. After signing up with such a website, you can upload images onto your gallery and add a link to your gallery page on your blog.Art_-_Header_Lloyd_Dobson_Artist_#2_Shortened

* Make slideshows. Websites such as Kizoa Microsoft Power Point and PhotoSnack let you upload images and then choose from different themes and styles to create your slideshow. The website will also give you an HTML code that you can post within the HTML of your blog where you want the slideshow to be displayed.

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Start Selling Your Paintings on eBay

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Below are some information tips to start selling your paintings on eBay. The internet has opened up many more new options for artists in the last few years. There are many ways to capitalize on your talent, and earn money from a variety of income streams. Some may appeal to you more than others, but that will depend on your ambition and personal preferences.

In this post you will get some tips on utilizing eBay as one of the ways to earn money from your paintings. eBay is a huge “virtual gallery” or marketplace for your art. Your art can be seen in all four corners of the globe. For a small fee you can offer your art for sale.

1) The first thing you need to do is have an eBay account. Once you sign up by filling out a short form requiring your information, eBay will send to you via email a confirmation.

2) The next step is to click on the tab “Sell” and complete the information required.

3) Now you will upload an image of your art work.Art - Shack in the Desert #12714

4) Now is the time to get creative by adding a headline, and description of your art work like size, medium you used and maybe a short bio of you as an artist. Make sure you check the information for spelling and accuracy, although prior to any bidding changes can be made. After bidding you are limited to adding notes only.

5) Next insert a starting price and you can also add a “Buy It Now” price and then whether you are going to offer free shipping or charge. My advice is to offer free shipping.

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6) When the item is sold, you will receive payment by Paypal, – if you set up an account, (Highly recommended to encourage easy care-free payment method) – or by check/postal order.

7) Now you post your paintings for sale. You will have the option to have an automatic re post, if your paintings don’t sell within the 3, 5 or 7 day interval you chose.

It might be wise to ship your paintings by registered mail and insured. This insures you of avoiding any possibility of lost, stolen or damage.

Here are some eBay Guidelines:

eBay LogoIn your Listing Description, make sure to include both basic information and details about your item. A good description is concise, well organized, and easy to read. Create bold section headlines, bullet lists, and be sure to restate the information featured in your title plus more details such as dimensions, framed or unframed, condition, estimated value, artist history, and any other interesting features.

You can also insert photos or links to videos that highlight the unique attributes of your item. Think about your listing from the buyer’s perspective. The more information you provide, the more likely the buyer will be to place a bid on your item.

Click any eBay logo link to sign up today.

Watch the video below for a live demo for posting your paintings.

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