A long list

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...
Copying: Homage

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...

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...
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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....
art licensing

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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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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ART COLLEGE…PROS AND CONS

MY ART COLLEGE…PROS AND CONS Art college ‘pros and cons’ is a subject that I have been mulling over for the last 54 years. That...

An Artists Manifesto

ARTISTS MANIFESTO One of the interesting things about being an artist is that some of us have produced and published a manifesto. I reckon that...

CAVE ART new evidence…

CAVE PAINTING Last year I wrote an article about the cave paintings in Lasceaux France. That blog post was mostly about the pigments used. And...

DOODLING DOODLES

  Doodling Doodles Doodles are visual evidence of thought happenings. If you have an artist inside you maybe you doodle when you have pen or pencil and...

BONFIRE

BONFIRE A bonfire might be the consequence of a 55 year history selling art for a living I sold my first painting 60 years ago. And...