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Artist Myth #6: Your Art is So Good, It Will Appeal to Everyone

Some artists think their art appeals to everyone because family and friends are always enthusiastic. This “captive audience” then encourages you to sell your work in galleries. You trust them, so you tend to agree. Who wouldn’t? It’s a good feeling. ~Aletta de Wal

 
 
Dead Mass Market ©2012 Lezley Davidson, watercolour, 11 x 14
 
 

 

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Some artists mistakenly believe that their chosen vocation entitles them to be “free spirits.” Normal rules and schedules do not apply in their world. They do whatever they want, when they want and how they want.

Artist Myth #2: Society Owes Artists a Living. Some artists feel that their contributions to society and culture merit more financial support.

I think there may be a new renaissance of illustrative traditional art on the rise. Jason Edmiston and N.C. Winters are the proof.

Honestly, I feel like I’ve wasted most of my life not knowing that this guy’s art existed. This guy, is Eyvind Earle. I’ve never encountered an artist who’s work makes me want so much. I just want all of it.     MINE. GIMME.     Disney Eyvind Earle was a long-time Disney concept & […]

I’ve been curious for awhile about the effects of certain household items on paint. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be posting my experiments.

Salt provides a variety of unpredictable texturizing results depending on the size and spread of the grains and adds a crystallization that is incredibly effective at evoking ice and snow.

Allowing the medium to paint itself through the help of pouring, spraying and encouraging the pigment to move where you want with water.

Stop marketing to other artists. Other artists will never value your work as much as non-artists do, as much as collectors do, as much as publishers do.