The Influence of the WWW and SOCIAL MEDIA on the ArtWorld

WWW and SOCIAL MEDIA We have had websites for a long time. Many online art galleries seem to be thriving. For artists the more recent...

Business to Business, or Consumer ? B2B, B2C + VAT.

B2B or B2C…Whats that? It stands for Business to Business, or Business to Consumer. B2B is where someone, or more than just one person of course, any business in fact,...

Art Publisher Contracts for Artists

Publishers Contracts When an artist has his or her artwork published by a dealer, gallery, card producer, calendar producer etc. then the publisher will usually...

BRIGHTON SEAFRONT ART EXHIBITION AND MORE

BRIGHTON SEAFRONT ART EXHIBITION AND MORE I am writing this blog post after a warm sunny bank holiday in May.   Bank holiday Brighton   So this seaside town...

Topics on my list.

Next blog topic on the list? That is actually a list that I set myself ages ago, in January 2016 The list has 449 blog-post topics and titles that...

The Fine Art Trade Guild revisited

THE FINE ART TRADE GUILD In a couple of recent blog posts I have mentioned the Fine Art Trade Guild. In particular the Guild standards...

GICLEE IS STILL THE BEST THING SINCE …

GICLEE IS STILL THE BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD I wrote a blog post about giclee printing a couple of years ago. It claimed that giclee is...

Open Studios and Artist’s Open Houses

OPEN STUDIOS AND OPEN HOUSES This blog-post is about ‘Open Studios’ and ‘Artist’s Open Houses’. Open Studios is an established system that artists have long...

COPYING is it HOMAGE, PLAGIARISM or FRAUD?

from 'Art and Framing Today' magazine April 2018 Artist and Guild Past Master Colin Ruffell tackles the complex subject of intellectual property theft in the...

Nature or Nurture the biological determinism debate.

NATURE v NURTURE or BIOLOGICAL DETERMINISM ‘Biological determinism versus cultural determinism’ is a bit of a mouthful. It is the same thing as ‘nature versus...

THE COLOUR CIRCLE [or COLOUR WHEEL]

THE COLOUR CIRCLE I set myself to write about the subject ‘The Colour Circle’ a long time ago. That is because I am an artist...

The Genghis Khan Principle…

The Genghis Khan Principle... The ‘Genghis Khan Principle’ as it applies to self-employed one-man professional artists is the same as it is for any other...

iPad, mobile and tablet art

IPAD ART  This is about iPad or other mobile and tablet art. I mentioned this in a previous blog about plein air painting or making...

‘Plein air’ painting is painting outdoors

PLEIN AIR 'Plein air' painting is the act of painting outdoors. But why is it at all interesting and relevant where the art was created?...

ORIGINAL PRINTS or REPRODUCTIONS

ORIGINAL PRINTS or REPRODUCTIONS Are fine art prints ‘original prints’ or ‘reproductions’? In a previous blog I talked about the distinction between a so-called ‘Limited Edition’...

PUBLISHING OPEN or LIMITED EDITIONS

PUBLISHING OPEN or LIMITED EDITIONS Makers of most products relish the prospect of sales volume, and do not paint themselves into a corner before they...

ARTIST’S ADMINISTRATION and OFFICE SOFTWARE

ARTIST’S ADMIN SOFTWARE There is significant potential value in digital office administration packages and software programmes on computers for professional artists. But many artists do...

WEBSITE CRITERIA for an ARTISTS ONLINE GALLERY

ARTISTS WEBSITE CRITERIA Two recent blog posts have been about retail art galleries and how an ambitious artist can show and sell their work on...

ARTIST RUN GALLERIES

ARTIST RUN GALLERIES Community cooperative galleries i.e. Skylark Galleries in London. This blog follows my recent post on Commercial Art Galleries that explained some of the...

COMMERCIAL ART GALLERIES

COMMERCIAL ART GALLERIES Here in the UK there are several different sorts of art gallery. Impressive public institutions like the Tate Modern dominate the list....