Feb
3
2011

Why is Graffiti Dead? by Miles Wickham

Maybe cuz…..Of all the well known and skilled graffiti artist in the world, which is in the thousands, there are a handful that I still to this day are admired for their uniqueness. Since graffiti is a limited artform in the sense that it is confined to an alphabet,  it can be easy for artists to get stuck within certain perameters. There are guidelines one pretty much has to go by in their letter structuring so that each letter keeps the integrity of its original shape, so it is not mistaken as another letter or an abstract design. This is a difficulty many  novices have in trying to create more intricate or wilder styles; t... [More]
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]

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