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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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LICENSING thoughts for artists

LICENSING for artists Licensing is an important item in an artist’s tool cupboard. It does a couple of things that really make a difference. And...
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The value of FEEDBACK for artists

FEEDBACK for artists   The term ‘feedback’ is used to describe the helpful information or criticism about prior action, service, or product from an individual, which...
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AUTHORITY IN THE ART WORLD

Authority is “… the confident quality of someone who knows a lot about something or who is respected by other people.” This blog is...
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‘Fat over Lean’ painting rule

FAT OVER LEAN Fat over lean is a phrase that comes from traditional artist’s studios. It refers to the sequence that should apply when painting with...
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RENTING A PICTURE

RENTING A PICTURE Ownership, why? Renting a picture instead of ownership is the question and subject of this blog post. In fact anybody who buys art...
The Inner Critics by Heather Tobias

Heather Tobias in conversation with Colin Ruffell.

Heather Tobias in conversation with Colin Ruffell. Introducing Skylark artist Heather Tobias. You may already know Heather Tobias as an established film and TV actress whose...
‘New World – London’ by Colin Ruffell

My technique

My technique by Colin Ruffell I have been invited by a major trade magazine to write a short 700 word piece about my technique for...