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art studio advice needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Wallace Dec 24, 2018. 5 Replies

I have rented a sparse, small art studio (15x18) - concrete floor, french doors and one windows, no water/sink, and 8' fluorescent bulbs.... what I need is sage advice on how to outfit this space. I…Continue

Photographing artwork for website?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn Jun 23, 2018. 5 Replies

I recently rushed in and took a couple hundred shots of artwork with my Canon rebel T3i (18mp)... just natural light, no flash... not thrilled with results.RICKscrib.comIf I was to spend some $, and…Continue

Finishing artwork?...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sandra J. Atkins-Moran Jun 16, 2018. 13 Replies

I started drawing/painting again this past February after a 30 year pause in action... so I'm still relearning/learning/stumbling. Done one show and did 10x better than I expected. However, in the…Continue

Two?: How many is too many pieces, and should I categorize artwork

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Wallace May 28, 2018. 4 Replies

Question1: How many pieces is too many? I have 233 pieces of handdrawn originals already matted/bagged, and another 100+ ready for something to be done to them. I have plenty of canvas stand-up bins…Continue

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Rick Wallace replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?
"On the flip side not selling anything at a show, or multiple shows, would be a real strike to the heart of a new artist. Theres a thread here from a girl that went to shows for a year and didn't sell even one piece, so she quit. I'm new at…"
Jan 16
Rick Wallace replied to Rick Wallace's discussion art studio advice needed
"I've done both, as of today. I bought a huge oriental rug and then got two standing mats and a rolling stool to sit on. Now I need to tackle a rolling-table-thingy I can put current paint and brushes and something to store all the other stuff…"
Dec 24, 2018
Cindy Welch replied to Rick Wallace's discussion art studio advice needed
"That was my thought too!"
Dec 24, 2018
C.C. Barton replied to Rick Wallace's discussion art studio advice needed
"Rick, Especially since you've had knee replacement, it would be good to invest in at least one and maybe more (depending on how you work) anti-fatigue mats to stand on.  The concrete will kill you."
Dec 24, 2018
Rick Wallace replied to Rick Wallace's discussion art studio advice needed
"Thanks! The space I have was previously an add-on game room for a large, older home, and there is a pipe for water - but no drainage so I won't a sink after all. I do have access next door to I alway stand when I paint so that's why i was…"
Dec 22, 2018
Cindy Welch replied to Rick Wallace's discussion art studio advice needed
"Rick, I don't do canvas work but I do paint.  I flip furniture and home decor, so yes, painting is involved.  Dh built me "The Barn", my studio, and started it about 11 months ago.  The Barn is similar in size to your…"
Dec 21, 2018
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art studio advice needed

I have rented a sparse, small art studio (15x18) - concrete floor, french doors and one windows, no water/sink, and 8' fluorescent bulbs.... what I need is sage advice on how to outfit this space. I have been gifted 56 large canvases (most 4'x3' and larger) and I'm moving into oils - so this space will be used on weekends only (go over, paint, let art dry during the week). I haven't done anything this large, so I don't know what to do. Should I build a giant drying rack, carpet the floors, just…See More
Dec 21, 2018
Rick Wallace replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?
"I might be really hated... I sell 11x14 for $50, 16x20 for $75 and 22x30 for $110 - 100% all originals, never done a reproduction and never will. All my artwork is matted and bagged. The upside is I sell 50+ pieces on the average per show (only done…"
Dec 21, 2018
Rick Wallace replied to diana calleja's discussion older Pro Panels for sale.
"I'm in Texas but I'd like to get in line... I found someone driving from Fort Meyers to Calif that can drop them off in Texas. )"
Oct 26, 2018
Larry Sohn replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Photographing artwork for website?
"Without getting into explanations of the exposure triangle. Simply put, you do not need a lot of light. It is the combination of available light and time of exposure. Adjust the ISO to the lowest setting available. You can adjust the aperture for…"
Jun 23, 2018
David S. Hoornstra replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Photographing artwork for website?
"it's not your camera's fault. I use a Canon T1i to shoot all my art. I have also used the T3i, which is better. But even at the best settings and perfect direct sunlight angle I MUST edit in Photoshop. This is because paintings do not have…"
Jun 23, 2018
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"thanks,  Maybe I have a bad can because it was the Krylon brand, It ruined a piece I'd spent weeks on.  Sigh."
Jun 16, 2018
Sonja Jones replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"I haven't had a problem with this using the Krylon UV spray, but I have experienced this with other brands. I think its because some of the other brands go on heavier."
Jun 16, 2018
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"How do you keep the spray from dripping or splotching?  I've used this on my charcoals and sometimes it works fine but other times it leaves large spots and has ruined pieces.  I'm spraying outdoors in a protected area with the…"
Jun 16, 2018
Sonja Jones replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"I use Krylon UV Resistant Clear Acrylic spray coatings, Rick.  Comes in gloss or matte finish. I’ve tried some fancier sprays, but like this one best.  Some of the other sprays sit too wet on the paper, but this one dries quickly.…"
Jun 16, 2018
Rick Wallace replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"that solves the issue I had the first time I tried! one of my "best" pieces I sprayed with a can recommended to me at an Lobby of Hobbys and a lot of color migrated. Thank you!"
Jun 16, 2018

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May 12, 2018
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took a 30 break from handdrawn artwork, what a waste

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At 8:54am on May 9, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Rick,

Welcome!  We're delighted to make your acquaintance and hope you'll take advantage of everything the site has to offer.  Thank you so much for subscribing to our newsletter and best of luck as you move forward.

At 9:41am on May 22, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

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