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How to Price Your Art

There are many aspects to pricing art.

Alan Bamberger provides answers in the following article.

We I have used his methods with much success. Let me know if you liked it.



Cash Flow for Artists!

Attached is a great article on cash flow for artist!  It’s written by Maria Brophy.


Her web site http://mariabrophy.com. It has many great tips for artists on how to do business for $’s.  I am a big fan and subscribe to her newsletter and recommend it to my artist / business friends.  Check it our…it’s free!

I hope you like it!


6 Tips to Write Your Perfect Artist Bio

See the link below for 6 tips for creating your artist bio.


Please excuse all the ads on the attached link.  They couldn’t be separated from the article’s narrative.

As a result of reading this article, I have included Kay’s bio to this blog post.  It never crossed my mind that it would add value.  As the author suggests, we have different versions of Kay’s bio for different occasions.  The one that I have attached is what we place in our 5×7 informational folder for people interested in her work and workshops.  I plan to share the other contents of our informational folder in a future post.

Kay Witt Bio 9-17-2013  (Open this file to see Kay’s bio), which includes a picture of her with a Wolf named “Darma” taken at Wolf Park in Battlefield, Indiana.  She is the only lady I know that has been licked in the face by a wolf.  It was a life changing experience for her, as she’s pretty much of a city girl, who considers camping out spending the night at a Hampton Inn.

About Kay Witt (Below is the narrative to Kay’s bio)

Kay creates hand drawn pastel paintings of animals capturing their spirit and personality. Her lifelike paintings seem so real they could speak. Her favorite subjects are horses, dogs and wolves. She has loved and admired horses since childhood. More recently, she fell in love with wolves after a visit to the Wolf Park in Battlefield, Indiana (pictured on the right with Darma). Her love for wolves is also based in their similarities and mannerisms to her beloved dog, Sable, an Alaskan malamute.

She works from multiple photographs, which allows her to accurately capture her subject to create a true likeness. She creates a painting that you will treasure for a lifetime.

She has been drawing and painting, since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She has had extensive experience in oils, pastels, colored pencils and watercolors. She has had a varied career as an illustrator and graphic artist. She has designed illustrations for book covers, logos, and Christmas cards. She has also painted wall murals for businesses and private homes as well as set backgrounds.

Kay currently teaches workshops and gives lessons in her studio in Strasburg, VA. All skill levels are invited to attend. A list of available workshops can be found on her website, www.kaywitt.com on the Workshop page.

She is a member of the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Society of Virginia, the Artisan Trail of Shenandoah Valley and the Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts.


Bare Back Rider –the Finish

I finished the painting and elected not to put a top on the model. I thought her back was beautiful. As I worked I developed a new set of colors for my next Portrait Class in January. Simplifying all the colors I used last year to a handful of carefully chosen colors. Giraults are my clear favorites for portraits! Here is the finished painting.

Beautiful and tender portrait of the love of a lady for her horse.

Beautiful and tender portrait of the love of a lady for her horse.

Bare Back Rider continued 2

I have spent the day beginning the young lady in the painting today. First, I decided to work out my colors on a separate drawing of the woman. I used mostly Giraults with a few Rembrandts and NuPastels. In the cool areas on her back I used a glaze of lavender. It worked well for graying down the skin. Here’s the first drawing.Girl

I felt good about my color combinations so I proceeded with the painting. Tomorrow I will finish her body.US 6