Resources for Artists
Hello fellow artist!
Here's a list of some of my favorite things:
Mediums: I don't use just one particular oil paint, but I am partial to particular mediums. When I use water soluble oil paints, I like to use walnut oil And when using traditional oil paints I like the lean and fat mediums from Chelsea Classical Studio.
My camera! It's a Sony Alpha a7R II mirrorless digital camera with a Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 lens. I use this camera to make all of my fine art prints. The resolution and color accuracy are amazing.
Art to Print Course by Laurie Ann Gonzales. I took this class to learn how to make my own prints. I don't consider myself a technical person, and this course walks you through each step from beginning to end. I still go back to it from time to time if I'm having some sort of technical problem.
If you are looking for a company to make and drop ship your prints for you, I recommend Giclee Today. The quality is very good, just be aware that shipping can take up to 2 weeks. That's one of the reasons I switched to doing my own printing.
Wholesale. Are you looking to work with small brick and mortar shops? Here's a link to Faire.I've just started working with them, so I'll report back. I had tried to get on with them earlier, and for whatever reason, couldn't until a friend shared her link, so here I am passing it on.
Please let me know if there are other resources you would like me to share. I definitely believe a rising tide lifts all boats.
Much love, Mary