Resources and tips for artists

Resources and tips for artists who are putting their art out there. These posts will help you with the practical and business side of being a visual artist.
7 Tips for framing paintings

7 Tips for framing paintings

The framing tips below will help you present your artwork in a way that collectors and galleries will appreciate. Tip 1: Use Floater Frames when framing encaustic paintings I often frame encaustic paintings in floater frames. Gallery depth panels don't need to be framed but regular depth panels, to my mind, look better framed. Floater frames allow you to mount the artwork without glass and without touching the surface of the artwork. A floater frame leaves space between the outside of the artwork and the inside of the frame. The depth of a floater frame creates a negative space between the ...
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How to Price Artwork Free Download

How to Price Art | Free Artwork Pricing Table Download

The artwork pricing challenge When you're starting to sell your artwork, it can be really hard to know what to charge. There is no hard and fast rule but having a pricing formula will help you set a consistent price. How to calculate a pricing formula Many artists use a square inch formula, others use a linear inch formula. Here's how to calculate each. Calculate the square inch by multiplying the height x width, then multiplying the total by the rate. height × width × rate = price Calculate the linear inch by adding the height + width, then multiply the ...
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Encaustic care instructions Free Download

Encaustic Care Instructions | Free Download

Do you provide collectors with encaustic care instructions? I'm sure that we have all had questions about how wax will stand up to heat and humidity. There will always be people who presume that encaustic is more fragile than other fine art mediums. It is good to reassure them with the knowledge that some ancient encaustic paintings are thousands of years old. Art collectors appreciate it when the artist provides some information on caring for their new encaustic artwork. Do you include a care instruction sheet on the back of the panel or provide the gallery with one ...
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