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ArtByG

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on: November 12, 2013, 04:03:12 PM
I'm not sure I'm posting this in the right place, but I think it's a problem we all share. What do we say about ourselves and our art? If we want to sell art we have to address that question. What do you put in an artist statement? How do describe a painting of an apple in a way that makes it more appealing than every other apple out there? Can we all help each other with this? I received a link in my email which I think will be helpful to me. I'll share

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/blog/post/2013/11/12/Can-You-Speak-like-an-Artist.aspx

Feel free to look at my page http://www.georgiemcneese.com and pick it apart. Maybe you can help me and we can help each other. What do you think?


jennylynn

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Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 01:23:28 AM
 :thankyou:  georgie very informative  O0   had a look at your site's, you have some lovely paintings on there. I have been toying with the idea of going on etsy but as a beginner don't really know if I should  :-\    I don't know about me helping you unfortunately havn't got the experience, but you sure have helped me and I  :thankyou:  for that.   :flowers:
jennylynn


ArtByG

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Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 05:43:56 AM
Thanks for looking at my site. I'm not sure how I've helped you, but I'm glad I did. I've had an Etsy shop since 2009 and I haven't sold much. I think I may break even. It's not that great a venue for art, but it's cheap if you want to try it. I'm ArtByG on Etsy if you want to take a peek. Thanks for your response. :painting: Happy painting!


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Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 09:01:31 PM
There is a great book I am reading called "Starving to Successful" - cost me about $10 for Kindle Reader that is written by a Gallery owner that is full of good advice about how to successfully move from just an also ran artist to gallery sought after and there is actually a section about Artist Statements.

It's actually the book that taught me about building my Nature Series - a similarly themed style that helps galleries generate return sales.

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ArtByG

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Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 06:20:32 AM
Thanks, Batman. I'll have to locate that book.


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Reply #5 on: November 18, 2013, 09:15:30 AM
No worries, I got mine as a kindle version from Amazon.

Here's the link Starving to Successful.

Good thing is with the Kindle Reader app available for pretty much any device now, you don't even have to buy a kindle. There's the Kindle in the Cloud reader that you just fire up your browser and voila, instant kindle reader - and you get access to your books anywhere you have a web browser.

Batman.
I will have the chance to achieve perfection, when and only when I can remember the future.


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Reply #6 on: November 18, 2013, 10:05:11 AM
Thanks again. I read Kindle books on my tablet. I love Kindle!


 

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