MOOD BOARDS, BRAINSTORMS, MIND-MAPS, STORYBOARDS, and PIN BOARDS

There is a way of solving problems that is almost magic in comparison to the usual way. Of course I refer to mood boards, brainstorms, pin boards etc. You probably worked that out because you saw the title of this blog. What happens when you create a board is that a new different part of your brain or mind is inspired to create different pathways and connections. These can suddenly, or slowly, lead to those eureka moments. And they are really satisfying and effective. HOW So what you have to do is create a big blank surface with a method of making marks. We often see one on films, about super efficient detectives solving murders. This is a pin board on the wall of their office. They stick ph

Flat Art…Paintings and Prints.

Flat Art…Paintings and Prints. Paintings and prints are the main categories of flat art that are recognized and collected worldwide. OK I am not forgetting photography but I know a bit more about paintings and prints. PAINTINGS ‘Paintings’ could also be listed as Originals, Oils, Water-colours, Acrylics, Gouache, Pastel, Conte Crayon, Drawings, Sketches, Plein Aire, Pen and Wash, etc. These are terms that describe the type of materials used or method of making the picture. It is usually assumed that a ‘Painting’ is a one-off, every one unique. The criteria for judging a painting are very subjective. Often a painting will be valued and priced by who the artist is or was. Other factors include

Sale or Return issues

SALE OR RETURN ISSUES. Recently I received an email order from one of the art galleries that has been showing and selling my work for many years. There had been a change of their personnel and the back-room owner was now the person in front-of-house. He sent me a new ‘order’. It was for a range of prints, some in special bespoke format that only that gallery had had before, and they had chosen a collection of good selling images. I was happy to work quickly and make the order a priority. After I had personally delivered the artwork, along with the trade-price invoice, I waited the usual one-month expecting to be paid. After another couple of weeks I sent the invoice again in case the first h

Sale or Return issues

SALE OR RETURN ISSUES. Recently I received an email order from one of the art galleries that has been showing and selling my work for many years. There had been a change of their personnel and the back-room owner was now the person in front-of-house. He sent me a new ‘order’. It was for a range of prints, some in special bespoke format that only that gallery had had before, and they had chosen a collection of good selling images. I was happy to work quickly and make the order a priority. After I had personally delivered the artwork, along with the trade-price invoice, I waited the usual one-month expecting to be paid. After another couple of weeks I sent the invoice again in case the first h

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