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Friday, May 10, 2013

Sources of Inspiration and Advice

As an artist working for myself from home and on the Internet, I find it is easy to believe that I am self-sufficient.  That is not the case.  I rely on people from other places to give me technical, business and inspirational advice.  I thought I would share some of my favorite websites and blogs that I frequently tap into.

For good all around art making and art business common sense I adore Texas artist Jack White.  Any of his marketing books are useful and entertaining.  His book link is Jack White Artist Books.  He also appears as a guest writer on FASO Fine Art Views (which is a useful site in and of itself).

Alyson B. Stanfield is another savvy art marketing writer I follow at Art Biz Blog.  She publishes three juicy pieces a week and has multiple books and workshops available for those who want to dig deeper.

Art technique wizard Will Kemp is a walking encyclopedia of art materials information.  Plus he is funny.  His site is well worth exploring at Will Kemp Art School.  I can't tell you how many paint handling issues I have run up against that his knowledge cured for me.  

Artist Robert Genn shares his inspirational art wisdom in his twice weekly blog at  The Painter's Keys.  I always feel better after reading his words.

So that is the short list of people I "consult" regularly via the Internet.  We all need coaches in order to excel. 

Mona Vivar, "Table for Two", 9 inches by 12 inches, acrylic on canvas
Now on Ebay at Mona Vivar Fine Art

Image copyright of Mona Vivar 2013.

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