Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Alla Prima Demo - Orchids in a Pot

A new oil painting demo with orchids in a pot. 6 x 6, oil on panel. The challenge of very small flowers alla prima and a convincing lightfall was really interesting.



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Monday, September 26, 2011

Make Business Cards With Your Art

Having business cards with your own artwork on them is a super way to stand out. Here's a demonstration on how to use Gimp software and custom artwork to make unique business cards.

I used Vistaprint because they spam me constantly with offers for "free" cards that end up being about $8 for 250 matte finish cards. I like them matte because even though the colors are different, you can write on them. Handy for picking up guys. Or whatever.

I used Gimp software on my PC. I used to use Photoshop but for simple applications Gimp works great and it's Open Source - and that means Free. Holla!

Hey send me a link to your cool business cards in the comments! That would be nifty.




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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Art Marketing for the Holidays

I know I say this every year - but this year will be different!  Even though I'm a traditional painting-making artist with traditional galleries for sales channels, there are a lot of opportunities for sales and networking during the holidays that I ALWAYS miss, but not this time!

This time I'm taking a hint from contemporary artists and developing new things to stay relevant to different kinds of art lovers during the holidays. How about you? What's your plan?


Also, what's up with my hair?

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

How To Make A Music Video Like Pomplamoose, Sort Of

Have you wanted to know how to make a video with cuts between different sources, synced to music (or even a voiceover)? This is the basic method I use, and you could do it with newer software and even a PC, but I did it with older Mac software and a Mac, for extra difficulty points.

I'll post a video with information on how to make a specifically painting-oriented video, but this is half o the info right here, plus more. :-) I hope you like it!




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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Figure Painting Demo Part 4

Here she is, the lovely Miss E, starting to look like a pretty girl. Whew! Out of the Uglies and into the homestretch. Sort of - there's still 3 days to go probably...

Please subscribe to the youtube channel to get updates as soon as they're out, and every time you click "like" or comment or share, YouTube likes me just a little bit better. So that would be nice. Questions? Ask 'em.




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Friday, September 2, 2011

YouTube Monetization Program, How NOT To Get It

Yesterday I got invited into YouTube's monetization program. That reminded me that I have a few marketing/technology things I could probably share with you. One tip is: find a niche, and occupy the heck out of it. With that in mind, I made a YouTube channel just for art marketing and technology tips, tricks, demos, whathaveyou. It's ArtStudioSecrets (naturally.)  Please click here to subscribe. The drawing and painting videos will stay on LisaGloriaArt.

UPDATE: Here's a Squidoo article on the same topic: http://www.squidoo.com/youtube-account-monetization-program-what-not-to-do



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Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Request Line is Open!

I have over 1000 Youtube subscribers. That's pretty great! Thanks to all of you who subscribed. To celebrate, I'm opening the request line. What would you like to see? Any kind of demo, technique, medium (as long as it's oil or charcoal), subject matter... I'm at your bidding.

Just comment on this video with your requests and I will get to it! Thanks again for your support!




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