Jerry's Artarama Artist Resource Blog

S.T.A.R.T. has Started! by Carissa Goldstein

After months of planning, the night had finally arrived. I tried to plan every detail ahead of time, but there came a moment when I just had to let it happen. The students showed up empty handed, ready to jump right in and play with the supplies that were included with the workshop. While jamming…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 12/05/2010

Tips on Composition of a Painting by Tom Jones

  Composition is a very important part of the painting process. A good composition makes your painting more pleasing to the viewer and will enhance your chances to sell more paintings. Let me start by suggesting that you use a pencil to draw a very light vertical line down the center of the paper and…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010

Good Night, Sweet Prints by Wilson Bickford

Okay, ……..so I know I’ll probably ruffle a few feathers with this week’s entry, but I’m just going to state my own personal opinions regarding art “prints”. I’ve never been an advocate of the print market and here’s why. Is it just me or has greed taken over the print market? And I don’t mean…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010

Art Careers by Chris Cudworth

Career and art do not seem to go in the same sentence for most people. I get asked what I do for a living and I answer”“I am a professional artist.” If you are an artist, chances are you will hear “I can’t draw” or “I cannot draw a stickfigure.” If I were a mechanic…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 12/05/2010

Playing with Canvas by Heather Goldstein

  Do you ever feel stuck? That may be a ridiculous question because I can’t think of any artist whose creative juices are always flowing. One of the best things an artist can do, in my opinion, is to PLAY and try something new! Sometimes I find that I get so involved in developing my…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 12/05/2010

Waiting for the Ship to Come In by M Theresa Brown

  You gotta love it! How can we not be inspired by the artists coming up to us after our seminars and telling us that we have opened new doors for them? Or that the group makes them feel as though they belong? Yet I was saddened that the laughter at my stories about my…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 12/05/2010

Help! Sell my Art! by M Theresa Brown

If there is one question that artists ask me all the time, it’s “How much should I charge for my artwork?” In our seminars on Art Marketing, and from emails and phone calls from artists, I can hear the frustration in their voices. It’s as though just knowing the answer to that question will solve…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010

Art Plagiarism – Think Again! by Carissa Goldstein

As I delve further into the art world, I am constantly coming face to face with misconceptions I’ve had through the years. One prime example of this was learning how much creativity I have to bring to the table. Along with the mystical idea of being hit with inspiration, I assumed that what artists came…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010

Jerry’s Launches All New Art Community

  In the interests of keeping you connected to the many valuable things happening we set out to organize it all in our new Artist Community Area From facebook to twitter to our blog, get featured news stories and events happening now… it’s is all in one place we call the “Community.”  According to Wikipedia,…..

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Preserving our Past by Wilson Bickford

As artists, we are able to record the details of our generation for all posterity. To prove my point, I will mention two names: George Washington and Jesus Christ. Upon reading those names, it’s without question that a “visual” popped into your head, correct? The reason is that you have a reference to these two…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 12/05/2010