I watched a programme about a painting challenge yesterday and whilst I enjoyed the various ways with which each artist approached their subject, one thing I really noticed was the very tense way in which almost all of them held their drawing and painting (brushes and palette knives, etc.) implements. In this illustration, note how the brush is barely held in the artist’s hand. This takes time to master, but is well worth the effort.
Adding touches of yellow, or soft orange hues, or letting the colour of the paper
or under surface come through, makes for a light filled artwork.
It is useful to have a photographic record of the works of art you have for sale. These can be A4 size, printed in colour on good quality photographic paper and placed into clear plastic folders, with the artwork visible on one side of the folder and details and the price of the work, on the other side. Remember to have a copyright stamp on all your photographed artwork and that all the works bear your signature.
Keep a notepad to hand for commission, etc., queries and contact numbers. And, remember to respond to these enquiries, Sometimes the most discreet queries come from the most important clients.