Author Archive for Carol Burns

10 New Year’s Resolutions For Artists

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Starting the new year by considering new ideas or putting together a good plan of work is a simple way to prepare for the success that you want. Are you a new artist who is ready to start showing and…

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How to Create an About Me page that Makes Your Artist Website Shine

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The About Me page of an artist website manages to compress in one diabolical location many of an artist’s least favorite tasks: writing, boasting and web design. Creating the perfect artist website can feel like an impossible task. Whether you…

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DIY Guide to Photographing Jewelry on a Budget

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Who hasn’t succumbed to an impulse buy based on stunning photos of jewelry online? As an up-and-coming jewelry designer, you know that photographing your jewelry is the key to booming sales. Whether you want to sell on your website, via…

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The Nude in Art: the most natural expression of humanity

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What is more natural than the human body?  Nude, the body is flesh wrapped in bone laid bare for the human gaze to contemplate.  Is it any surprise that capturing the nude form has been the ultimate goal in art.…

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How to do a self portrait: the bravest form of art?

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You may be intimately acquainted with your face. But that doesn’t mean you know how to do a self portrait. In fact, mastering the art of self-portraiture can be a lifetime’s work in itself. Self-portraits offer an intriguing paradox. Most…

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How to write a title for your artwork

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With the right title, you entice and enthrall your viewers, even before they’ve had time to process the work. Ideally, a title should gesture to the theme, inspiration, or concept featured within the work, without giving it away completely.

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Write the Perfect Artist Statement

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An artist statement sets out your unique philosophy as an artist in no more than 300 words (and sometimes as few as 150). It offers insight into your work, in your own words. It also provides context for your art and enhances the viewer’s experience.

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What is Beauty in Art? And Does it Still Matter?

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What is beauty in art? It’s an eternal question which tests our ideas of history, culture, geography, politics, race, religion, time and place.  But the question remains: should art be beautiful?  And if it should, what does beauty in art…

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How to Create Prints of Your Artwork

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As a painter, sometimes the market for your work can be limited. That’s particularly true if you work on a large scale or attach a high price to your art. One way to expand your market is to create prints…

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Become a successful artist: a step-by-step plan

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Becoming a successful artist means more than mastering your chosen medium. Learn how to set long-term goals and measure progress as you build your artistic career.

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