Jan
27
2011

Information Overload - Feed your Client one spoonful at a time by M Theresa Brown

The advice on selling art is so numerous on the Internet nowadays  that the generic  word of mouth advice artists used to hear from friends and neighbors has gone from "You'll starve" to the Internet version of "it's easy and this is all you do!" The experts are everywhere. With so much "advice" popping up at every link, it is easy to get information overload.  There is way too much information coming rapid fire at an artist, leading to the panicked feelings of "There's not enough time!" or "I just can't do all they ask!" The interesting thing about the changing economy and businesses as a whole is that for years everyone sold ... [More]
Jan
24
2011

"Mother Nature's Child" by Cheryl Whitestone

Mother Nature's Child 24" x 36" Oil Paint on Linen Currently this painting is being exhibited at the State Botanical Gardens in Athens Georgia, through mid Feb. 2011. This is a portrait of  a little girl who had been out on a hike with her mother, a photographer. They had found a meadow and picked the wildflowers that she is wearing and holding. Her mother taught her how to make the garland for her hair by weaving the flower stems together. I had been taught to weave garlands as a child many years ago too. The flowers are Shasta Daisies, Coreopsis, Red Clover and some others I can’t identify. I wonder how many people still do th... [More]
Jan
14
2011

Possibility II by Cheryl Whitestone

Cheryl Whitestone       Possibility II 5"x7" Oil on Panel On Exhibit and for sale at The Georgia State Botanical Gardens, Athens, GA Reception January 16th - show runs through February 27th. Everyday Magic~ Nature makes me happy and soothes me. I had wanted to do a painting of blue eggs, but did not have any visual references. I have found my work is much better when I can paint from life, this way I can study shadows, highlights, color and all the subtle nuances and details of my subject. Fortunately a pair of small grey birds decided to accommodate me. They built this nest complete with excelsior, pine s... [More]

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