I wanted a one-stop page with links to all the suppliers, resources and invaluable articles I use regularly. Artists, if you have a link you think other artists would find valuable, please let me know about it.
Getting your art out there!
- Preparing images of your art for the web~ from the blog 'Lines & Colors' ~ some great tips for getting your artwork from the easel/drawing table to the web. If you plan on selling your art through a 'print on demand' site, make sure you uploading the best digital file of your art.
- Canvas Place ~Canvases and Frames
- Raymar Art ~ Art supplies, great canvas, and a prestigious art competition
- Dick Blick ~Art Supplies
- Randy Higbee Frames ~ Wonderful frames
- Etsy ~ On my list to open a store here. Other artists are having success selling here, although I think they pay upgrade fees to have their art be more visible.
- Ebay ~ I've had success here, but shipping costs for my large paintings kept me from being competitive. Also, rising Ebay fees can be cost prohibitive. But, I may try listing again with my smaller canvases in the future.
- Fine Art America ~ $30 to join this print-on-demand provider. I haven't joined them yet, but think I will as they also offer a website package. I need a more professional website page to list my paintings. This site has been recommended by a few successful artists.
- Zazzle ~ I'm having success here, especially with prints of my 'Emma's Fireflies' painting on mugs, notecards and totes.
- Imagekind ~ Free print-on-demand provider. I ordered a few prints of my work to see if I like the quality and I have to say they did a good job.
- Vistaprint- offers 250 business cards for just $10.
- About.com ~ Painting ~ find answers about painting here. I was wondering if I could paint with oil over an acrylic underpainting and found my answer here. The answer was yes, but try to have your acrylic underpainting more matte finished and use a more rigid surface than canvas, like a board, to accommodate different curing rates of the paints.