Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Genius Power Magic

"Boldness has genius power and magic. Engage and the mind grows heated. Begin, and the work will be completed." (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)

It is difficult to convince yourself to work constantly when the world ignores you.  I would estimate that 90% of artists faded away.

The recipe for success is simple-- make art, show it wherever you can (galleries, alternative or non-gallery venues, and especially online), pay attention to how people react, particularly those who either buy or come close to buying, and gain insight into that mysterious time interval between the moment you first expose a work of art in public and the moment someone pays you to own it.

 Over time, all kinds of artists develop and perfect all kinds of strategies for how to play this time interval to the max, how to attract buyers, sidle up to people with profiles in the art world, and tilt their prognoses towards success.

 So let's take a look at some of these strategies, and see whether or not they'll work for you.

The first one is easy, all you have to do is think! Take 5 minutes to consider what your goals are for your artwork.

Are you just doing it for fun because you love it,
Do you plan to make a living from doing it, or is it a bit of both?

Where do you see yourself and your artwork in a years time? How about 5 years?

 The benefit of establishing your artistic goals is that it gives you something to focus on, so that you can take action to fulfill your goals.

 Think about what action you can do today that will get you one step closer to your artistic goals.

 So back to the original of question of what to do when nothing happens. Be prepared and make a decision early on how you will judge your progress. Ignore the world of commercial art and focus on something that resonates with you.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Review: Product I use

Originally submitted at Jerry's Artarama Art Supplies

Clear Art & Photo Bags   In the past, protecting your art was a time consuming and cumbersome project. Now all you have to do is slip your art into these bags and fold over the flap which has a resealable adhesive strip on it. In just seconds your art is placed in a safe environment a...

Keep your art work safe and visible
By Art by Delilah from Michigan on 4/21/2014

5out of 5
Pros: Best
Cons: Best
Best Uses: Personal
Describe Yourself: Professional
This is great for displaying paintings and drawing.Keeping your work safe and clean while shipping and letting the customer get a close up look with out figure prints. I like the fact that it can be resealed.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Review: Movie review Noah

I usually discuss things about painting and drawing life. I now am adding  review s of some of the art exhibitions I go to, movies I see,books I read, and art materials I use. As artist we need to exposes ourselves to as much of the art as we can.

Remember this is just my opinion so feel free to give me your take on things also.

The first review is of a movie I saw a few weeks ago. I really wanted to see this movie. I don't got to a lot of movies but I made the effort to see the one on the big screen. It had two of my favorite actors in it : New Zealand born Australian actor Russell Crow and the very versatile Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins in the movie Noah. Now the story comes from one of the all time most read books in the world the Bible, how could the movie be anything but epic?

Wow the movie industry took great actor a wonderful story and turned into cinematic trash. With cartoon rock creature and just pure writing hacks so disappointing. I give this movie a thumbs and down and would not even rent it.

The best thing you will see is the trailer clips.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Conquer something new today

“For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.”

 - Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947-), Austrian American actor, politician, businessman, investor, and former professional bodybuilder
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I am always trying to learn something new to improve my art. What are you trying to conquer today?

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

How t become a successful Painter

"People begin to become successful the minute they decide to 
     --  Harvey Mackay

1. Paint.
Yep you got it get those brushes out and get to work.

 2. Put your first stroke down and move on with another stroke. Work your strokes and let your strokes work you.

Don't lick them down think before yo paint the first stroke.

 3. Stop the painting before you think you should.

Oh that is so hard, just one more tweak, yep and you get a really over work painting. I see them all the time.

 4. Put your painting aside and start another painting.
I keep about 4 going at all times. This give me time to think and work out problems in my head then approach the paint wit fresh eyes.

If you can't work on more then one painting at a time take breaks every hour, then take a fresh look at your work.

 5. Always keep in mind that you are your own best critic.
Is it a meaningful subject
Lost and Found objects
Focal Point
Over all Simplification
Visual Depth
I am sure you have your own list of check points.

 6. Never knowing leave anything wrong on your canvas. Perfection in painting is probably not possible but your work reflect you so stay engaged. Have confidence self doubt is a killer.

 7. No matter how skillful you become painting never get easy.Your style is what you're doing academically wrong. Nothing will mess up you painting quicker then thinking you don't have what it takes. Your work is a reflection of yourself -- you only have one life to show you've got style.

 8. You need to paint with enough assurance and confidence to know you can do whatever you like. So paint your story and make painting your life. Be honest with yourself about your progress. Always try to do a better job than you did the day before. Remember painters come in all sizes and shapes,sex,race,and age do not matter. Art is your voice the song of your heart

Daffodil Still Life
Daffodil Still Life, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Daffodils Still Life
oil painting on stretched gallery wrapped canvas
Media: oil painting
Size: 14 in X 11 in (35.6 cm X 27.9 cm)
Price: $400 USD
How to Purchase:

Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $400 USD plus $15 USD s/h

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Friday, April 04, 2014

Hobbyist,Amateur, or Professional Artist Which are you?

What's Your Style? 

Hobbyist, Amateur, or Professional Artist it doesn't matter which you are as long as you are having fun.

Thinking about your personal style when determining painting

 is crucial to your own self expression and painting identity.

You may love loose brush strokes and a tight composition   while your 

friend might love tight brush strokes with an impressionistic 

composition. Both are great, that's what makes painting so great! There's no right 

or wrong when doing it!

No matter your style, practice, patience, and attention while painting will 

benefit any painter with any painting style.

Watch the way I paint, I practice and experiment with my 

and use of paint.It is my style. 

Experiment and find your own style.

If you already know what style you want to accomplish, Then just practice 

in experimentation. 

Sometimes its difficult to know what style we want to embody ,

experimentation within ourselves and our techniques it is hard to find it 

so be bold and experiment. 

So get to painting and try something new! 

Happy painting !

Purple Flowers
Purple Flowers, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Purple Flowers
9x12 watercolor on 140 lb watercolor paper
Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
How to Purchase:
"post your opinion in the comments" Or, send me an email
Thank You:
Art by Delilah, with a Passion for PaintingAll Images © 2006-2014

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" POST YOUR OPINIONS IN THE COMMENTS" or email me at delilah@artbydelilah.com All work © 2006-2014

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Tip of the Month

How strong is your creative energy today? What activity would most raise your credibility, visibility or desirability? Who is expecting you to deliver on a promise within the next week?

Each day we all have only so much time and some days even less energy, so pick the thing that will give you the biggest bang for the time and energy that you have. Always have work in progress that you can work on for an hour or two if time is limited. Work on sketches for your next project if you just don't have time to get the paints out.

Plan your work and work your plan. I find the hardest thing is just starting the second hardest thing is stopping once I am in the moment.

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