Art Business

Dan Scott, Caloundra, Shimmering Light, 2022

The Top Landscape Artists on Instagram

By Dan Scott / May 11, 2022 / Comments Off on The Top Landscape Artists on Instagram

As is the case of many other artists, landscape artists use Instagram to promote their work and some of them have a massive following. In this post, I share some of the most-followed landscape artists on Instagram from all over the world. Thierry Duval: French Artist Capturing City Views Thierry Duval has a background in … Read more

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Top Instagram Hashtags for Artists

By Dan Scott / May 11, 2022 / 1 Comment

Hashtags help social media users discover new content related to a specific theme. For this reason, the right use and combination of hashtags will help to expose your work to a larger and more relevant audience. In this post, I share some tips for choosing the right hashtags for your posts, and I include some … Read more

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How to Create Prints of Your Art (2)

How to Create and Sell Prints of Your Art

By Dan Scott / May 18, 2021 / 32 Comments

I recently had prints created for a handful of my paintings. It was a tricky process, but I’m pleased with the outcome. The prints are near-perfect representations of the originals. I’m sharing my experience in case you are interested in having prints created for your own artworks. I’ll cover: Why Prints? Prints are not a … Read more

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Taking A Photograph Of A Painting - Assistant Kobe

How to Take Beautiful Photographs of Your Art

By Dan Scott / September 13, 2018 / 25 Comments

Taking beautiful photographs of your art sometimes feels harder than actually creating it. If you do not know what you are doing, then your photos will frequently turn out too bright, dull, warm, cool or glary (like the photos below of a recent painting). In this post, I walk you through my process for taking … Read more

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Vincent van Gogh, Red Vineyard, 1888

How to Price Your Art

By Dan Scott / September 4, 2018 / 15 Comments

A reader wrote to me the other day asking for my advice about pricing one of his paintings. I thought I would use this as a chance to put together a post about how to price your art to help anyone else having the same struggle. I cover: What Determines the Price You Can Charge … Read more

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Dan Scott, Early Paintings 6

What To Do Before You Sell Your Painting

By Dan Scott / August 6, 2018 / 16 Comments

I recently got a pleasant email saying one of my paintings had sold. It was a small study I did a year or two ago based on a gloomy New Zealand landscape. I’ll cover: Unfortunately, I was not all that prepared for the sale and it was more stressful than it needed to be. In … Read more

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Claude Monet, Impression, Sunrise, 1872

5 Reasons Why Your Art Is Not Selling

By Dan Scott / July 18, 2018 / 8 Comments

It is no secret that art is a tough way to make a living. Part of the reason is that creative people are often lacking in the marketing department. If you find yourself struggling to sell your art, then you might want to take a step back and consider why exactly that is the case. … Read more

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Vincent van Gogh, The Poor and Money, 1882

How To Make Money As An Artist

By Dan Scott / June 20, 2018 / 2 Comments

The idea of the starving artist is nothing more than a myth. We live in a period when you can monetize literally anything. I don’t really like talking about money but it is an important topic. Without money, it can be difficult to practice your craft. My thoughts on art and money are this…. Do … Read more

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Ilya Repin, Portrait Of Pavel Tretyakov, Founder of The Tretyakov Gallery, 1901

20 Ideas for What to Write In Your Artist Newsletter

By Dan Scott / October 27, 2017 / 2 Comments

If you have an artist website, then you should have a newsletter to keep your fans updated. But finding things to write about can be a challenge. Creating art is hard, but writing about it is even harder!  You need to think about writing as just another form of art. I have been emailing my … Read more

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Berthe Morisot, In England (Eugène Manet on the Isle of Wight)

14 Free Places to Promote Your Art Online

By Dan Scott / October 26, 2017 / 60 Comments

Many artists seem to struggle with promoting their art. We are shy creatures by nature and usually avoid the spotlight. But promoting yourself does not need to be difficult. Promoting yourself means much more than just trying to sell your art. In fact, I think trying to sell your art should be the last thing … Read more

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