Monday, June 26, 2017

TA A Challenge, Selling Art on Line

The first day of the TAA Challenge is here!

We are going to make it as easy as possible for you to participate in this challenge, to show you the absolute minimum that must be done in order to start selling art art online. Today's step? Simply publicly commit to the challenge. That's it.

Okay as you know,I already sell on line so why do this little eight day challenge? Because there might be something I could do better. Isn't there always something we can do better?

Right now I know that I may be with out computer access the last three days of the challenge but maybe I can fins a hot spot somewhere along my way. I hope they have ice cream okay I'm way ahead of myself, but ice cream works well into the challenge. I am really up for this if I get to blog where there is ice cream.





Biker Bees with Balloons
Biker Bees with Balloons, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Biker Bees with Balloons
8x8x1.5
oil painting
Media: oil painting
Size: 8 in X 8 in (20.3 cm X 20.3 cm)
Price: $125 USD
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 © 2006-2017






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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Demo Copper and Limes



DEMO:






Copper and Limes
Copper and Limes, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Copper and Limes
10x8
oil painting
Media: oil painting
Size: 8 in X 10 in (20.3 cm X 25.4 cm)
Price: $200 USD
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 © 2006-2017
" POST YOUR OPINIONS IN THE COMMENTS" or email me at delilah@artbydelilah.com All work © 2006-2014

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Something to check on Everyday





Daily Painters has a great Facebook page and they are ask a question each day of artist. It is the Question of the day.
Question of the day: What books have helped you the most as an artist? Hop on over and see the comments.




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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Stand out in a crowd as an Artist

How to find your own style,my advice is just paint. Paint everyday,paint a variety of things and you will find what you really love. Learn to mix colors,find the palette that you like to work with, experiment but just paint.

In a blog post video titled, "How to Make Your Work Stand Out On-line," Cory Huff of TheAbundantArtist.com notes: "True artists spend a great deal of their time creating for the sake of creating, thinking of what matters to them personally and formulating their own perspective of their world. What is then extracted is what can be identified as their unique artist identity. It is that intangible that makes you different from anyone else, because ultimately, you are."

 Similarly, in a post from djtechtools.com titled, "Stand Out From The Crowd-How To Build A Unique Artist Identity," the following was written: "Remember, the greatest of artists in history carved niches that represented the unique expression of their combination of talents, values and beliefs. They weren't trying to be versions of someone else, they were only themselves."

I paint everyday, Lots of small little paintings. Then I tackle the big stuff. I am still just laying down base color on my" Chick Bar ". I hope to have it done by the end of the month so I have to put in several hours on it each day.





I still have a lot of brush miles to go on this one so break time is over back to the easel.




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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Ways to look at your comosition

There are a lot of ways to look at your composition.

Mirror The mirror is a good tool to affirm a composition choice and will also come in very handy later, when the painting is in progress.

Looking at the subject upside-down in the mirror or viewing the painting and the subject together in the mirror will miraculously show the painter where weaknesses are.I have never been a fan of the upside down thing but if it works for you great.

 View your painting through dark red glass .
If you’ve never heard this particular term before, having “clean values” is simply artspeak for a work of art with convincing colors and strong, visually meaningful values.

Take photo and change it to gray values.

I am still working on the composition of the Chick Bar Painting. As I started the back ground color I realized that I would to have more going on in the foreground. I had originally planned on painting the area under the bar dark. I changes my mind and added legs and bar stools. As I work on this painting it will have many changes.

I am currently just laying down the local color of objects to fill in the real estate.







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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Where Do Art Ideas Come From

Frequently I'm asked where I get my ideas.

The answer is simple, everywhere. I am constantly picking up bits and pieces; a picture from a magazine here, a photo there and the internet has so much to give me ideas.. It seems any place I look something interesting catches my eye. It sometimes is hard for me to get all the ideas down.

I have a small notebook I keep notes.

Today I am back working on my large painting,

I have the figures in place and putin the a start on the back ground.


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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Daily Routine baby steps in the right direction to become an artist

For better or worse, life is made up of our small daily habits. High achievers have habits that reflect their values and aspirations in life.

 Unfortunately, most people have habits that keep them comfortable but do not achieve the things they want in life.

 Over time, work to remove habits that hold you back, but it's even more important to add positive daily habits that reflect your highest and best qualities.

I paint each day. I finish a small painting each day I strive for progress not perfection.Today I have sketch out two small painting that I will finish but the large 24x48 that has been percolating in my mind is just starting to form on canvas. This is one of my fun whimsical painting and is a joy to paint.




It doesn't look like much right now but it is a great start.



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Monday, March 06, 2017

Backgrounds

For most paintings, regardless of subject matter or media, it’s essential to consider the background as part of the composition. Even if you decide to just leave empty space around your image, then you're still creating a background.


I have started a large 24x48 inch painting and have benn trying to work out the details. I have been going over ideas for about a month now and have just starting placing images, I have lightly sketch the placement of the images.I think the back ground will be very dark. This is a whimsical oil painting.

Here is the start.


The light pencil drawing is easy to remove and try something else.

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