A Touch of Classics

following a passion for art…

How to create a mailing list for your website

Creating a mailing list for your business website has a variety of benefits. First of all, the mailing list enables you to send out mass emails to your regular clients to tell them about different sales and deals that you’re having. You might also want to send out a mass email to everyone if you are going to be closing at a time that is not normal for your business. It is actually quite easy to get people to join the Read the rest of this entry »

How to use Adobe Flash on your artistic website

Adobe Flash is a software program designed for animation, graphics and games. You can learn how to use Adobe Flash by searching for online tutorials. These tutorials will give you complete instructions that are easy to follow. Creating an artistic website will make your site look more professional. Your website must look professional to attract a lot of customers to your site. There are marketing techniques that you can use to bring more customers to your website. Consider hiring a marketing company to improve your traffic. You can monitor your website’s Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for buying art online

In an age when everything from groceries to priceless antiques can be bought online with the click of a mouse, it is no surprise that art enthusiasts have embraced the online marketplace. You can buy clothes from your favorite stores, TV service from directtelevisionpackages.com, and tons and tons of art online!

Whether you are a novice art-lover or a seasoned collector, the internet can be an invaluable tool to help you get exactly the piece you’re looking for. But before you buy your next Rembrandt, keep these tips in mind to help ensure that your online art purchasing experience meets your expectations.

Know the Marketplace
In general, online art sellers fall into one of two broad categories: Those who sell original artworks, and those who sell reproductions. If you are new to the world of art purchasing, consider starting with a high-quality reproduction print. Excellent reproductions can be purchased from a wide variety of big-box online sellers, including Amazon and Overstock. These reproductions are a great way to train your eye without draining your bank account. For those interested in purchasing an original work, consider starting with Etsy or Ebay, both of which are well-trafficked hubs for up-and-coming artists. On the high end, most reputable auction houses, including Sotheby’s and Cristie’s maintain an online presence.

Read the Fine Print
Never buy a piece of art sight-unseen without first reading the fine print. In the case of original artworks, details including the work’s title, artist, date of composition, medium, and size should all be readily available. If the work is not being sold directly from the artist, make sure you have an understanding of the work’s provenance. Reprinted artwork should be marked as such, and contain similar information for the original work. Also take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the seller’s general policies regarding shipping, returns, and insurance.

Buyer Beware
Unfortunately, not ever internet art seller is scrupulous, and it’s important to keep an eye out for forgeries, scams, and misrepresentations. Use good judgment, and apply the same critical attitude as you would for any other online purchase. Any reputable art seller will have a valid street address and phone number – when in doubt, check with the Better Business Bureau. Sellers who offer “exclusive” offers, or who pressure you to buy quickly, are best avoided. Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is!

How to properly photograph artwork for your website

Knowing how to properly photograph artwork for your website will help you save copious amounts of time and money in the long run. It is important to note that your website is likely meant to attract customers to your business concept. If you are selling artwork online, people want to know that you are going to be professional about it. Potential customers need to see that you care enough to take reliable pictures of each piece before you list it for sale. Read the rest of this entry »

How to describe your artwork on your website

If you are posting art on your website, you know that you need to describe it. While Google Image search allows you to search for great images out there, you will find that it does so based on the tags and on the text around the picture. How can you describe your artwork to make sure that it gets the hits that it deserves?

First, figure out what the piece of art is about. What themes did you use to create it, and what did you mean by it? Start writing about the piece of art and the meaning that Read the rest of this entry »

How to sell your artwork on your website

If you are an artist with great art pieces to sell, and you are looking for the best platform to offer them for sale, you may want to consider opening up an online website to sell your art to the general public. Creating a website is a great option if you know that you have the pieces which will sell, and if you have the means to keep up with demand. You can really experience an increase in sales, and in profits, if you go virtual and start selling your art Read the rest of this entry »

How to set up contact information on a website

It is rather easy to put your contact information on your website and you can find several online sources that can provide you with the necessary tools to provide a streamlined approach to how you want to be contacted. Contact forms can be digitally coded into a website through simple javascript codes or HTML codes that many sites and freelance web designers offer on the web today. j Query is a bit more complicated than javascript and HTML Read the rest of this entry »

How to personalize the background of your website

A personal website will not seem like yours until you add some personal touches to it. The background of your website is a good place to start. What color would you like to see every time you go to your web site? Choose a color that says this is who you are. I personally like colors that make me feel good about myself, like yellow or blue. Then, you may want to consider if you want anything else to stand out in the background, like butterflies. Or, maybe Read the rest of this entry »

How to upload videos to your artistic website

If you are really looking for a web site design which is going to stick out in the mind’s of your consumers, and those who visit your site, the addition of creative videos and uploading artistic videos to the site, is a great way to create the setting that viewers to your site are going to remember. If you really want your site to be something that the people who visit it are going to remember, creativity, design style, themes and templates, and the overall format and layout of your site, really Read the rest of this entry »