10-May-2019

CORPORATE ART

‘Corporate’ art is a term for art on show in business premises such as offices, hotels, hospitals, schools, etc.

company boardroom

The difference between corporate art and domestic art is important.

Basically corporate art will be seen in a working environmen...

Big art, middle size art, or small art?

This blog is about the benefits and problems that painters have when they choose to make big, medium, or small art pieces.

Plus it is about buyers and collectors of art. They have a choice as well. Perhaps this is more important th...

26-Mar-2019

The real value of Limited Editions?

It is still a widely thought that ‘limited editions’ of fine art prints are worth more than signed and numbered ‘open edition’ prints. But is this actually true, and why, and does this extra perceived value have some justification? Or...

Abstract by Colin Ruffell

ABSTRACT ART AND NON-SUBJECTIVE ART

The subject of abstract art and non-subjective art came up again the other day as I was updating some descriptions on my websites. I found myself drawn to the phrase that I had used to explain myself as an abs...

18-Jun-2017

BENEFITS NOT FEATURES OF ART.  

It is well known by professional sales people that a crucial stage of the buying process is …… moving from showing the features of the product or service towards focus onto the benefits to the prospective buyer.

‘Interest is...

18-Jun-2017

Oils, acrylics, and water-colours

Oils, acrylics, and water-colours, and are kinds of artists paint.

There are lots of ways to make coloured marks on a surface. This blog is about the common kinds of paints and coloured mark-makers that artists usually use. But what is t...

6-Mar-2017

SCAM

All artists beware of this scam.

I am inspired by, and forwarding part of, a message from another newsletter. Robert and Sara Genn newsletter. I have added some extra observations of my own.

Something like this might pop into your inbox. Three examples here.

“Hello Th...

12-Feb-2017

Quit your day job, become an artist.

If you like making art you might want to progress from hobby artist to professional artist. But you will soon find that you cannot get a job as an artist. Professional artists are self-employed. They have to be. There are no paid job...

6-Feb-2017

Exactly a year ago I wrote a blog-post about the Spring Fair. This is where and when the professional art, design, furnishing, and gift worlds get together in the middle of England. And the general public don’t know about it.

Here it is again! I am reposting the blog be...

29-Jan-2017

Qigong, Meditation, and Bumpy Paper!

Some art is really complicated and other art is really simple. Indeed some artists are really complicated and others are really simple. Sometimes the complicated is actually rather simple, and the other way round as well.

So this blog...

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