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Creative Advice for Modern Artists

Staring an art collection is no easy business. In order for you to buy and inspiring artwork, you are going to have to do some research and ask a couple of questions here and there.

If you are not armed all the information you need before buying an art, you may end up making a regrettable mistake or arrive at a mistaking conclusion.

Picking just any artwork for your collection is certainly not a good idea. You basically have to fall in love with an artwork before making a purchase.

In this article, we are going to be looking at some things you should consider before buying an artwork. Applying the tips that will be listed in this article, we increase the odds of you buying an artwork that will inspire many.

Physical attraction

You need to have some sort of connection with an art before you purchase it. You have to fall in love with it. Purchasing an artwork that you have zero connection with is a bad idea and you are going to regret it in the long run.

You budget

This is another important thing you need to consider before even heading to the gallery where you are going to make a purchase. When planning your budget, there are certain things you should put into consideration. Things like the shipping, installation and mounting fees.  Putting these into consideration will better help you to anticipate the amount of money you are going to need to purchase an artwork.

One thing you should never do is to spend above your budget when purchasing an artwork. It is not a bad idea to ask for a discount from the gallery you are purchasing the artwork from. If you are really passionate about some artwork, their sellers may offer you a payment plan.


Before buying an artwork, it is critical that you do a lot of research, so as to determine if the piece you plan to purchase is legit. It is also important that you visit the site of the artist so that you can get to know a thing or two about him or her. If you can, create time to meet with the artist of the work you want to purchase.

Final note

Purchasing an inspiring artwork is never easy. But if you apply the tips in this article, you will have a better chance of buying an inspiring artwork within your budget range.

As a blooming artist, what’s on your mind is how you can sell your artworks. It might be a painting, a craft work or a sculpture. It’s not easy selling art if you’re just a newbie especially if you don’t have connections. Most people get to have a good business on artworks because of their great fan base and connection of people. Not only that, you have promoted your art manually for you to have an audience. Here in this article are some effective ideas on how people can buy your art.

Do Commissions

Start from small. Do raffles or commissions on that you can create art with so that people will know more about your artwork. In this way not only are you promoting your work but you are also having money from your art. Most artists’ businesses in the art world start from this small act. I know this is true since I’ve started from this simple act as well.

Post on Social Media

Social media networks can help you promote your art because of its connections. If you have many friends on your account they can share your post and many might be interested in buying it. This way you can promote and earn money at the same time. It’s not easy at first coz you are just starting and most have their skills rough in the beginning but as you continue to do your work as an artist you can see that all your efforts are rewarded because many patronize your work and buy them.

Create an Art for a Specific Audience

This is one effective idea on how to make people buy your art. Trying to make art for a specific audience molds your expertise. And if you cater to a particular audience, you can be well known to them and they can recommend you to their families, friends, and acquaintances. It’s doing what you love and molding it at the same time.

Make Art Worth Buying

Artists create art with passion. And with this, they give their best in all of their works. You have to create art pieces with a passion so that it can be worth it showing the clients an expert’s work. The detail, the choice of medium, the texture and the color that is superior gives a worthy to buy artwork.

Try Putting your Art in Galleries

There are places where galleries, where you can put your artworks, can be found. Try putting your art in galleries for people to see. Many art patrons go to art exhibits in galleries and buy marvelous paintings, craft works and more. Try it and see if your art will stand above the others.

These are the things that you can do to make people buy your work. It may take time but in the end, if your work is bought, it is worth the wait. Have faith and believe that you can achieve your goals. Your art is a great piece of work.


We’re heavily influenced by our surroundings. When you’re a creative, it would be understandable if you find your inspiration sucked out after being stuck in your bedroom all day. That’s why we take walks in the park, we go look at art in museums, or browse shelves in bookstores just for the heck of it.

But what if we can turn our bedrooms into parks, museums, and bookstores? Our bedrooms – our houses, in general – are basically blank canvasses that we can paint on to make them unique and inspiring.

Here are some ways that you can do that:

Be creative with colors

Don’t be afraid of using colors, but be wary of how they mix. Find out what color would go great with your bed, for example, and keep that in mind the next time you buy new sheets. Buy frames that would complement the mint green of your living room walls. Decorate your home with an array of colors so that your every waking moment in it is a moment of harmonious beauty.

Keep things comfy

While you might get tempted buying that artsy and abstract couch you saw online, It’s best that you make sure that it’s comfy first. While it may be nice to look at, furniture that gives you back aches might become an eyesore over time.

Rearrange your workspace constantly

If you’re a writer like I am, you probably sit at the same desk for hours on end. Aside from the screen of your laptop, the top of your desk is where you end up staring at the most. To keep things interesting, always change the stuff that you have there.

Place the books that you’re reading at the moment or the paintings, sculptures, or photos of loved ones that have been giving you inspiration and joy at the moment. Feel free to change them up anytime you feel like it. That way, it feels like a different desk every time you sit down to get to work.

Mismatch to your heart’s desire

There are no rules when it comes to creativity, so try not to make your home look too formal. Use different chairs for your dining table, pair differently shaped knives with differently shaped forks, and so on. This will not only make for a quirky feature, but it will also exercise your mind to finding unlikely pairs that work.

Travel the world

Does a certain place give you creative inspiration like no other place can? Is there somewhere that you call your home away from home? While nothing beats actually being in that certain place, it’s also possible to bring that place to where you live.

Let’s say you’ve fallen in love with the minimalism of Japan. Study the way the Japanese design their living spaces and apply that to your own. That way, you’ll be traveling the world without even having to change from your boxers.

Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment

After all is said and done, know that you don’t have to settle for one look right away. You can experiment as much as you can until you find the look that best suits your style. Also, keep in mind that you also change and grow as years go by. You won’t allow your creativity to grow if your bedroom is the same as it was ten years ago.

Many newbie visual artist is having a hard in selling their artworks. They don’t know how to catch their viewer's attention. Especially in promoting their masterpieces to fans of different kinds of art. There are many ways to make yourself known in the world of art. Sometimes you just need to have patience.

There is an artist who is really good at their art that they easily get fans. There is also that artist who skilled yet continue to search for the right audience to buy their artworks. Here, I’ll give you tips that will help you promote your art.

Make Accounts in Art Selling Websites

What you need to do first is to find a place where you can sell your art. There are many websites on the internet that sell great artworks. All you need to do is Google it and the search engine will give you different outputs about the sites. Examples are Deviant Art, Pixiv, Red Bubble and more. Try out different art websites and see where your art will sell best.

Try Making your Own Art Website

There are many hosting websites that can help you create your own site for your artworks. You just have to find the right one for you. Google hosting sites as well for you to see which of those are good hosting websites especially those that are free. The example for hosting sites would be Wix. This is one of the commonly used sites on the internet.

You can choose the layout of your site from different formats and post your works there. You can also put links for them to see your accounts in different art websites. This way more people will view your art pieces in your art selling website and at the same time, they will know more about you as an artist. Put a biography or summary about yourself as an artist.

Share Your Art in Social Media

In order to promote your artworks, you need to have ads or you should post something about it. You can use social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more. Try making a page on Facebook and post your best works on your timeline.

Try advertising it using your page. Share your page on your personal account or invite your friends to like it. When your art catches the attention of one of your friends, she will share your post or even buy your artwork. This way many can see it and plenty of people might get interested in buying your work.

Try Doing Commissions

In doing commissions, you are also promoting your art bit by bit. This will also help you get better in your art as you will be practicing it. Start by a low price until your skill is good enough to have the right price for your artworks. This way you're not only promoting but selling at the same time.

All you have to do is try these four tips and see how your artwork flourish and sell on the world wide web. You might be a newbie, but I know you have the talent to reach your dreams. Believe in yourself. Continue to practice your skills and talent for you to be the best artist that you can be.

Are you constantly finding it challenging to come up with new creative ideas for your line of work? Problem solved - Take the dog for a walk and use this time to be inspired by Nature. Don't have a dog? Provide a dog walking service and use other people's dogs to help boost your creativity. Plus you get paid for providing the service, so essentially the dog's owner is paying for you to be creative! How awesome is that?

Getting out doors is great for boosting creativity. The fresh air and natural sun light help bring you back to Nature. Take off your shoes and allow your feet to really connect with the earth and get grounded. Doing just this is very beneficial for us humans on so many levels. Then when you add a living animal such as a dog into the experience your whole perspective on your outside walk can dramatically change. 

Dogs have a highly sensitive sense of smell and as such as always smelling there way around new and old areas. Just by watching them you can see what smells interest them and where the scent leads them. Of course most of the time they are smelling other dogs who may have marked their territory or at least have said they were there. Other times they may be smelling where that delicious food smell is coming from. Either way you get to see the park or nature reserve through a different set of eyes, or nose at least.

As you let your dog run and be active off the leash then too you can take in your surrounding. What are the others in the park doing, what is happening in your neighbourhood? What's going on in the sky? Just don't get lost in the clouds too much!

The good thing about associating your outdoor creative time with a dog is that a dog always needs a walk to get more exercise. As humans we often become lazy and will avoid going outside or getting the regular exercise we need. However when it is for a beloved animal, or part of paying job, we have more inclination to carry out the task. As as a result you get your creative time.

So go on get creative by taking the dog for a walk and make it part of your daily routine.