Journal planning, record keeping and how to persevere It is that time again when I am looking at forward planning, habit forming and goal achievement. I mentioned last month that … Continue reading How to persevere with journal keeping.
How to take care of Artwork Paintings You have spent many hours and a huge amount of energy to make your art so you really should think about what will … Continue reading How to take care of Artwork.
How to be confident in your art making. How to avoid mistakes which could or have already destroyed your creativity and learn how to put fear in its place. I … Continue reading How to be confident in your art making.
I would like to bet that, like me, whenever you go into an art store, you are seduced by the colours on the side of paint tubes or pots and … Continue reading How to Experiment with Colour
Although we are in the middle of a pandemic, speaking to my friends and family we have all remarked that we can’t understand why, with all this time on our … Continue reading How to – Work Smarter Not Harder
70th blog should an artist listen to the “get yourself a proper job” advice. Chatting to an old friend last weekend about how she is coping with the lock down … Continue reading How to become an artist
As I’m sure you are all aware, here in the UK we are now on hard lock-down. Don’t let this frighten you. This is the perfect time to try … Continue reading How to learn how to start sketching
Some more ways to make interesting screen prints. A few weeks ago I wrote about screen printing using stencils. This week is about producing painted mono-screenprints. The process is very … Continue reading Screen-printing more interesting uses.
Being part of an art community will help you achieve more than trying out on your own.
Celebrating your wins both in art and life. Why is it we tend to let the negative overrule or dominate over the positive? Generally, we are quick to take on … Continue reading Celebrating your wins
54th blog How to start making artwork after a break . Last week I wrote about the importance of stepping away from your work to produce better results. This is … Continue reading How to restart your art production
By stepping away from the painting. This week I wanted to talk about the need to remove oneself in order to see things in a different light. When I lived … Continue reading How to improve your artwork
What to (and what not to do) when making acrylic pouring paintings and getting cells. Although there is a wealth of information on the internet and also many YouTube … Continue reading How to make acrylic pouring paintings
Continuing on from last week’s blog on how to get your artwork ready for an exhibition, this week I am looking at how to hang a group exhibition. These days … Continue reading How to hang an art group exhibition
If you are planning on taking part in art exhibitions of any kind, these basic tips will help you present your work in a way which could increase your chances of selling. It is all about presenting work in a professional way.
My work. This week I thought I would share my process for making the ‘bubble’ pieces which so many people have said that they enjoy and have purchased from me. … Continue reading Making the Bubble Paintings
Change – how to cope with it and embrace it. It is that time of year when it is all change. Here in England, the children are going back to … Continue reading Change and how to cope with it
Design. Why design is so important in your artwork? I have had the luxury of being on an amazing painting course which started in May and which deals predominantly with … Continue reading How to improve your artwork
An Artist Statement and Bio, what are they, why do you need one and how to go about writing them. An artist’s statement is a short, written piece about your … Continue reading How to write an Artists Statement and Bio
Putting your work up for sale the first time is a scary business. You are putting your soul on show for other people to comment on. You need to applaud … Continue reading How to price your artwork for sale
Planning ahead! A friend came to visit me this week and was telling me of her frustrations. She is new to art and through lack of planning had caused herself … Continue reading 5 Steps to getting your artwork hanging-ready.
I covered paint quality in a previous blog ( https://alisongsaunders.art/blog/) but I just wanted to touch on it again here. My advice is always to use the best quality … Continue reading What an artist needs to get started
A very knowledgeable and talented master watercolourist friend of mine reminded me this past weekend of the mistakes I have made in the past when signing my work: more about … Continue reading 7 ‘need to knows’ when signing your artwork
This week’s blog is mainly aimed at those of you who will be exhibiting in some form of Open Studio event in the next few months. Hopefully those of you … Continue reading Getting ready for Open Studios.
How to buy art…. …or how to commission a piece of art. Now don’t go running for the hills, it really isn’t that scary. So why would you consider commissioning … Continue reading Commissioning Art
https://alisongsaunders.art/blog/ To the uninitiated ‘mark making’ sounds a bit pretentious, but I am not sure what else you could call it without making it sound childish and lacking in skill. … Continue reading How to explore ‘mark making’ and get great results.
If you visit my website and sign up for my newsletter, you will automatically receive my free Guide to Buying Art. You can get yours too by clicking here. https://alisongsaunders.art/about/ … Continue reading How to Guide to Framing your Artwork, originals and prints.
My followers will know that I have committed to writing a weekly blog post. Break that down and it is 52 subjects I need to find to write about each … Continue reading How to get started writing blog posts
This is a question I am asked a lot but in many different guises. For instance: – “What influences your art?” “How do you pick a theme?” “Do you paint … Continue reading How do you come up with ideas for your artwork?
Now I know that there are hundreds of thousands of artists out there, many far more talented and better known than me, but even more unknown, just getting started, taking … Continue reading How to use your sketch book (or how I use mine)
Learning from Lewis Nobel Last month (September ‘18) I was so lucky to be able to join the lovely Lewis Nobel for a three-day class in Ashbourne, Derbyshire along with … Continue reading How to make the most of a course
Fairly easily, you would think. And yes, once you have understood about balance and the mathematics of balance it is fairly easy. Well a piece like this one here is fairly … Continue reading How to create a Mobile
It seems that the work I produce, on a daily basis, in my concertina sketch book has gained a following. How exciting. With that said, I thought it might be a … Continue reading My Daily Sketch Book Work.
As yet I have not had any of my designs accepted and I might not have any of them accepted, but I said I would share the story, so here … Continue reading Decorating the Heart