QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
ON THIS PAGE WE TRY TO ANSWER ALL OF THE QUESTIONS WE RECEIVE FROM OUR FOLLOWERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ABSTRACT ART, ART MATERIALS, ART CLASSES, ART DVD'S, ART IDEAS, ART TECHNIQUES OR ANY SUBJECT ON OUR WEBSITE, PLEASE EMAIL US AND WE WILL TRY TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS.
Q. How do I sell my finished artworks.
A.Well the answer is with a lot of hard work. The first thing that all artists and artisans have to come to terms with is, they have to be honest with themself, step back and say to themself, would they pay for that particular piece of art or craft. That is what the buyers are going to say. The buyer is looking for something that is unique, good quality and value for money. Unless you are a very well known artist and can command large prices, then artists have to be very realistic and keep their prices as low as possible. Once your prices are correct, you then have to do a lot of legwork so your work can be seen by as many people as possible. Buyers do not come to you, you have to find them, and when you do, your art or craft has to be value for money. The biggest mistake that artist make, is thinking their work is always worth more than people are willing to pay, therefore they sell hardly any artworks or crafts. When I started out trying to sell my work I was happy to sell just to cover my costs, then as I sold more my portfolio grew larger and my credibility grew with it. The more people who owned my work the more referrals I received. This also led to my confidence growing and I became more adventurous with what I created. I have found that I sold a lot more artworks when I realised that you have to be versatile with what you can create. A lot of artists tend to learn one or two styles and never venture further. A large amount of my work is sold to high end Interior Designers, when you work with this type of buyer they will tend to be more loyal to you when you are flexible, and can create whatever they ask of you. Forcing me to learn different techniques has been my main focus in creating a profitable business. If you check out my page or website you will be able to see some of the range of art techniques that I use in my artworks. I hope that some of this information can be helpful to any artists trying to sell their amazing creations.
Q. WHAT KIND OF ARTIST ACRYLIC PAINTS SHOULD I BUY TO CREATE THE ABSTRACT ARTWORKS SHOWN IN YOUR ABSTRACT ART DVD LESSONS ?
A. TO CREATE THE ABSTRACT ARTWORKS IN MY ART LESSONS, YOU CAN USE ANY BRAND OF ARTIST ACRYICS YOU LIKE. IF YOU ARE CREATING MORE DETAILED ARTWORKS, THEN YOU MAY NEED TO BUY MORE EXPENSIVE PAINTS.
Q. WHAT KIND OF CLEAR COAT DO I USE WHEN I HAVE FINISHED THE ARTWORK I CREATED FROM YOUR ABSTRACT ART DVD ?
A. YOU CAN PURCHASE CLEAR ACRYIC FROM YOUR ART SUPPLY STORE. WHEN YOU BUY YOUR CLEAR ACRYLIC, DO NOT BE ALARMED WHEN YOU OPEN THE TIN OF CLEAR ACRYLIC. IT HAS A WHITE MILKY APPERANCE WHICH DRIES CRYSTAL CLEAR.
Q. CAN I PUT MY ARTWORK IN THE SUN TO DRY ?
A. YES YOU CAN DRY YOUR ARTWORK IN THE SUN. "WARNING" MAKE SURE THAT IT IS NOT IN A WINDY LOCATION WHERE DUST CAN BE BLOWN ONTO THE ARTWORK.
Q. WHAT TYPE OF PAINT BRUSHES SHOULD I BUY TO CREATE ABSTRACT ARTWORKS FROM YOUR ART DVD LESSONS ?
A. TO CREATE ABSTRACT ARTWORK AS SEEN ON MY ART DVD'S, YOU CAN USE ANY KIND OF PAINT BRUSH. BECAUSE THE ARTWORK YOU ARE CREATING IS NOT A DETAILED ARTWORK, YOU CAN BUY CHEAP BRUSHES THAT ARE ON SALE. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BUY EXPENSIVE PAINT BRUSHES, ANY PAINT BRUSHES YOU HAVE IN YOUR GARAGE OR SHED WILL DO.
Q. CAN I USE ACRYIC PAINT (water based) AND ENAMEL PAINT (oil based) PAINT TOGETHER TO CREATE ABSTRACT ART AS SHOWN IN YOUR ART DVD LESSONS ?
A. NO. I WOULD NOT MIX THE 2 DIFFERENT KINDS OF PAINTS TOGETHER. THEY ARE NOT COMPATABLE.
Q. I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE IN ART, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO START TO LEARN TO PAINT ABSTRACT ART. DO I NEED TO HAVE SOME ART LESSONS BEFORE I BUY YOUR ART DVD'S ?
A. NO YOU DO NOT NEED ANY ART LESSONS. MY ABSTRACT ART DVD LESSONS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED IN A SIMPLE STEP BY STEP FORMAT SO ANYONE CAN LEARN TO PAINT ABSTRACT ART. BEGINNERS TO EXPERIENCED ARTISTS WILL BE ABLE TO FOLLOW MY ART LESSONS, WHERE I TEACH YOU THE BASIC ART TECHNIQUES NEEDED TO CREATE EACH ARTWORK.
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