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A 6-step guide to art commissions

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Commissioning works best when it’s approached as a collaboration, not a service.

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Tips for joining and selling your art at artisan markets

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Selling art at artisan markets can be a great way to increase sales and visibility without the commitment of a brick-and-mortar store.

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How to prime paper and cardboard for oil painting

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A simple guide on how to prime these simple materials, allowing you to experiment without a hefty price tag attached.

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The dos and don’ts of working on an art series

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Some helpful tips to consider when creating your own art series.

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Art supplies: what to splurge on and where to save

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We’ve compiled a list of art supplies worth splurging on, and where you can afford to cut a few corners.

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8 New Year’s resolutions for artists to rekindle your creative spark

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As we say goodbye to 2020, there’s no better time to reflect on the challenges and successes of the past year and start planning for the twelve months ahead. The start of a new calendar marks a fresh slate ready…

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How to name and write descriptions about your art

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ArtWeb’s guide on how to name art and write descriptions that can make or break a sale!

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Media in focus: portrait miniatures

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Before photography, miniature paintings played a crucial role in both personal and diplomatic relationships, and were prized for their technical virtuosity and portability.

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How to ask for feedback as an artist (and who you should ask!)

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Asking for artistic feedback is essential to improving your practice, achieving career goals & finding new ways to connect with your audience.

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How to make festive artwork without slipping into clichés

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Practical considerations for making Christmas art, spotlighting the work of Artweb members who share their top tips for avoiding cliché this holiday season

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