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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day Seven

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Sorry if I am a little late getting this out. Our annual holiday party was last night and I just didn't have the energy to do this last night when our last guest left at 1:30am ... 

Yesterday's blog post was all about selling your art. I asked all of you to identify the biggest marketing challenge you face as an artist. The response was amazing as there were 96 comments! Many of you want help marketing on social media, getting in to galleries, pricing, building a better website, building a mailing list and just balancing marketing and painting at the same time.

I have tried really hard these past few years to answer many of your marketing questions through the Artists Helping Artists show. But I realized earlier this year there was a need for more detailed information. 

I posted this question on yesterday's giveaway post because I wanted to get an even better understanding of what artists need to help make them more successful. That's why am launching a new webinARTs class before the end of the year. I am very excited to have created a new step-by-step online class to teach artists how to market their art and build a website.  All of your comments from today will have a big impact in finalizing the class! So thank you for sharing and I am going to do everything I can to help all of you!

Now ... The winner of the Day Six Giveaway is Debbie Harris Eckmier. Debbie has won an entire year of my online palette knife painting classes. Please email me Debbie and I will get you all signed up for the classes. Congrats!

Today's giveaway is a complimentary online webinARTs class! The class will be released on December 31st and it is all about ways to sell your art and includes how to build a website for your art from start to finish! To be eligible for the giveaway, all you have to do is tell us about your favorite App! I love sharing information with students in my workshops and apps are a great resource. My three favorite apps are Instagram, Accuview and Waze. I have used Instagram this year to market my abstract art. Accuview allows you to grid or view values of a photo on your phone or iPad. Waze is the best app for navigation and traffic. It's free and everyone should use it!

Be sure and sign up to receive my blog updates so you will be the first to know about the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

Meanwhile, you might want to consider signing up for the Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge which is scheduled again for January 2015! It's a great way to start out the new year!

Follow this link to Amazon to do your holiday shopping. Just by clicking on the link you will help support the AHA show!


I have a lot of great workshops scheduled in 2016. I will be teaching in Cape Cod, Richmond, South Pasadena and Ventura. Click here for more information! I am also offering Online Studio painting classes every month. Join me each month as we paint traditional oil paintings and abstract paintings with a palette knife. Click here to sign up.

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