Monday, August 25, 2014

Art Marketing how do you get your work in front of buyers

Marketing art can be a huge challenge.

How do you get your art in front of people who will not only love it, but want to buy it as well? Should you invest in magazine ads? Participate in art festivals? Show your work in a local gallery? All valid tactics you should be pursuing, but you may be overlooking your best marketing opportunity: Selling to collectors who have purchased your work in the past.

My Daily Painting July and Aug work.


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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Do you wonder how some artist get so lucky

I've found that... “I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.”

Yep that is so right. Everyone asks me how can I paint everyday.They work everyday and no one ask them that question. If you are an artist you show up and you paint. Not every one is a winner but even my bad ones are so much better then they used to be. Want more luck? Show up more often.

 - Brian Tracy (1944-), Motivational speaker and author" POST YOUR OPINIONS IN THE COMMENTS" or email me at delilah@artbydelilah.com All work © 2006-2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Strange Habits of Highly Creative People

According to Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson, eccentric people tend to be more creative because of something called "cognitive dis-inhibition.

Getting up early was a habit and a ”must” of Ernest Hemingway and Marcel Proust, Beethoven was drinking dozens of cups of coffee a day, and Benjamin Franklin had his ritual of ”air-bath” in front of an open window while V.S. Pritchett adored a glass of martini with his lunch. All modern analysis and researches,done on this matter did not lead to a ritual or weird habits that would be common for all those great minds, but they did discover that majority of them had some sort of eccentric habit or rule.

Albert Einstein picked up cigarette butts off the street to get tobacco for his pipe.

"Basically, creative folks have less of a filter on their thoughts and actions, which makes them more likely to do things that don’t follow the norms of behavior.


Francis Bacon, a British artist who painted gruesome and intense portraits, lived the high life. Bottles of wine, beers at the pub, and drinks at private clubs were a daily routine. Interestingly, all the imbibing and hard living helped his creativity.

T.S. Eliot wore green-tinted face powder and lipstick

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Friday, August 22, 2014

No one is going to save you

"No one is coming to save you; no one is going to discover you. Just like any other business, you, and your target market, must be abundantly clear about your unique value proposition." - Ann Rea

I know we all think if a gallery owner would notice us that would be the key to the next level. The key to the next level is knowing where you want to go and developing a path to get there. It's not easy but it is doable.

One you decide where you want to go take that first step in the journey and enjoy the ride.

"Art is something else. Art is fluid, transmutable, open-ended, never complete, and never perfect. Art is an event." (Robert Genn)

Robert has left us but his words and art live on.





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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Quote of the Week

"Creativity takes courage." (Henri Matisse)
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ready to Sail Sailboat painting


Ready to Sail, sailboats
Ready to Sail, sailboats, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Ready to Sail
24x24x1 1/2
oil painting on gallery wrapped stretched canvas
Media: oil painting
Size: 24 in X 24 in (61 cm X 61 cm)
Price: $700 USD
How to Purchase:

Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $700 USD plus $20 USD s/h





The Ann Arbor Michigan Art Fair starts next week July 16-19 2014!

Come and see original paintings at my booth B702 on Thompson Street.




Delilah
With a Passion for Painting


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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Come and see whats hot in Ann Arbor

For artists and art fair lovers the Ann Arbor Art Fairs equate with the New Year's Day or the first day of school -- it is the event around which the other 361 days of the year turn here in Michigan.

 Dates: July 16-19, Wednesday through Saturday Location: Main Street, South University, Liberty and the University of Michigan Campus Easiest parking: Briarwood mall off of State and I-94, free parking and then take the shuttle to the fairs & some new reserved parking What you'll find: over 1000 juried artists from across the nation in four authorized events

Come and say Hi. I'm on Thomson Street part of the State Street Area booth B702


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Thank You:
Art by Delilah, with a Passion for PaintingAll Images © 2006-2014
" POST YOUR OPINIONS IN THE COMMENTS" or email me at delilah@artbydelilah.com All work © 2006-2014