... COMMISSIONS ... There are two ways that artists should look at commissions. Commissions IN and commissions OUT. You need two different understandings and two different approaches. Both IN and OUT have rewards and costs. Both IN and OUT have to be done well. IN. Commissions IN are great. Someone phones or emails with a request that you create a piece of your work for them. You can discuss details and price of course. But a commission usually means that the sale is agreed.
The Black Cat Story …The Black Cat Story…
When you visit our website at www.artpublish.com you might notice the skinny black cat. You might have also seen some of the prints available where the skinny black cat is featured. Well, let me introduce you to him in person…. “This is Trevor…..Trevor this is an admirer” Suffice to say that this cat, Trevor, is also a valued member of the team here in artpublish land. He introduced our very first website many years ago at the dawn of
ARTIST AGENTS During a brain-storm a long while ago I set myself a list of blog topics. I cannot recall how or why. I set myself the task of a regular blog-post, and now I don’t have to spend a lot of time seeking the next subject. Todays task is to prattle on about ‘Artist’s Agents’. I found a heap of information by searching for ‘artist agents’ on line. I have found that other and better writers already cover the subject really well. So I am going to recommend that you read
...SELF ONE - SELF TWO... There is a phrase that we sometimes hear on the lips of sport coaches, ‘Self-one versus Self-two’. Self 1 Self 2. S1 is the necessary learned procedure for doing something. It becomes a subconscious memory of an authority that dominates our mental process. As an example in golf or tennis, S1 is the ‘learned procedure’ for each time the sports person gets ready to make a stroke. S1 nourishes and feeds S2. We have S2 as a second mind-state where we act
The 5 P’s. Reasons to collect art. Recent (February 2020) news told us that the 1967 painting ‘A Bigger Splash’ by David Hockney sold at a Sotheby’s auction for £23.1 million ($29.8 million). That is the third highest price paid at auction for a Hockney. By contrast Van Gogh famously sold only one of his own paintings during his lifetime. Incidentally, almost his entire lifetimes work has now been acquired by national collections where it will probably remain. This means that
Names of colours Primary colours. Red Blue and Yellow. Theory has it that all colours can be created by mixing just the three primaries, with darker or lighter shades. However, paint manufactures supplying the decoration, and artworld, do not just provide the three primary colours ‘Red’, ‘Blue’ and ‘Yellow’. It just wouldn’t make commercial sense. So there are many variations. Decorators colours The household paint manufacturers Farrow and Ball describe ‘Elephants Breath’ as