Hi Friends, You often tell me that you love the colors and mood of my paintings. I believe, you are referring to the vibrating iridescent colors of my work. The secret is the Glaze that I primed my canvas with that produced the result.
Glazing is an application of colors underneath the surface of the painting. In the painting below, you may see green, pink, and brown. But what you don't see is the glaze of the artwork.
A Glaze is an application of colors I cover my canvas surface with before I begin to paint. The glaze of this painting below is a crisscross of red, green, and yellow.
What the glaze does to a painting is giving the overall artwork a certain vibrancy and excitement. When you look at this painting closely, you will find peaks of reds, yellows, and blues seeping through, creating depth and curiosity.
If you were an artist: next time before you paint, try priming your canvas with different glazes of colors, you will love the result of your finished piece.
And if you were an art admirer, take a closer look at an original painting and see if the artist had primed the canvas with washes of colors? Or does the painting looks like it was painted without a glaze?
Check out the pictures below to see the transformation of the painting.
Memories: Waterfall Painting is for Sale
With Creative Joy,
Hi creative friends, I am starting a new Private Facebook group on January 25th, 2021 (next Monday), called Creating A Profitable Art Business. The Group is not active till Monday but you may apply to join Right Now, just click here to start.
I know most artists would rather be in the studio than sitting in front of a computer doing marketing, but marketing is the most important part of an artist journey to success. You need to get your work in front of the right people who will appreciate and buy your art. That is the reason why I open this private FB group so that I can offer artists a helping hand.
I have have been a successful professional artist for the past twenty years, I do know a thing or two about the art business marketing. This FB group is a place for you to learn how to make money from your art and build an art business that is sustainable and profitable either as a part-time or full-time pursuit. I will be encouraging and helping you along the way with art challenges, mindset, and marketing plans.
I have built this community to support and educate. This group is for all artists of all levels from hobbyists, beginners and beyond.
Join me on this FB group, invite a few like-minded artist friends along. I will help you to demystify the myth behind the Starving Artist quote. This private group will be a place for creatives to mingle with each other and share knowledge and ideas, with a common goal of making money from your art. You may ask questions that keep you up at night, celebrate your wins, and grow your creative business.
I will host Creating a Profitable Art Business FB Group, with weekly challenges to help you stay focused and accounted, for example: how to price your art, find inspirations, talk to your audience about your work, sell your art, developing a schedule that works for you, weekly Live Q&A and more.
Who is this FB Group For?:
-If you are an aspiring artist that would like to build a side Art Business, so that you can make money for your guilty pleasures or help out in the family, then this FB group is for you.
-If you are an aspiring artist with an entrepreneurial mind and is tired of working for someone else. You are dreaming of building a sustainable and profitable Art Business and be your own boss, then this FB Group is for you.
So if this is you, please sign up here. I look forward to welcoming you to my Private Facebook Group and let’s demystify the Starving Artist quote and be a Thriving Artist instead. See you there!
With Creative Joy,
Hello friends, Thank you so much for participating in the Testimonial for my Artwork. I received so many beautiful testimonials about my art and surprisingly about my characteristics, which is helpful.
These testimonials will help my potential customers to know more about my art, and it will also serve as a witness to my character, which will build the trust factor.
I truly am grateful for your thoughtfulness and your beautiful tribute to my art. You bet I will be using most of them for my marketing.
I have picked two winners randomly: and here are the names of the winners. Michelle Bastock and Mardi Gammie, Congratulations! Please, email me and let me know your chosen print.
Thank you for participating. Your kindness reminds me of just how fortunate I am to have customers as friends. I truly am blessed.
Hi friends, I would like to share with you my new paintings. This series of artwork is called Memories.
Last year, Paul and I traveled to South East Asia and visited five countries. In this series, I explore my fascination with travel.
When I travel, I love the feeling of freedom, the exoticness of the unknown. To travel well takes an enormous time to plan, which also led me to unplug from Social Media, giving me the time to look up and see the world around me instead of seeing the world through the lenses of my mobile or computer.
What I love most about traveling is navigating and embracing the unpredictability. Your travel experience is as rewarding as you want it to be. In my experience, when Paul and I dropped our boundaries and immerse ourselves in their culture, doors open up for us to countless experiences. We did not let our language barrier stop us from making new friends. And because of our willingness to embrace their culture. Paul and I got invited to their homes and enjoyed their genuine hospitality.
The challenges of travel and seeing the world with a fresh set of eyes only make us discover more about ourselves and our ability to adapt and solve problems as it arises. It opened our perspective and helped us to learn more about ourselves along the way.
Our trip was a life-changing experience, but it also makes Paul and I appreciate our own country and its comfort.
These paintings depict my fascination with the unknown, its beauty, and memories that will last our lifetime. the colors are vibrant and textural which expresses my intense love for the exotic lands.
I feel so fortunate that Paul and I had such a rewarding trip. I wonder when we would have the chance to travel again with the Pandemic looming above us.
I know one thing, as soon as the Pandemic is over, Paul and I will be making plans for our next epic travel.
With Creative Joy,
Want to win something? I need your help
Hi friends, I need your help. After selling thousands of artwork, I have received plenty of reviews to date. BUT I have failed to ask you for permission to use your kind testimonials for my marketing purposes. This year, I am reaching out for your help.
My goal this year is to post testimonials about my work on my website and Social Media. If you own a piece of my original painting or a print, it would be awesome if you could give me a review.
To reward you for your loyalty and support, I will be giving away Two Small Prints of your choice, valued at $39 each.
Here is how to win: Deadline 13th January, 2021 midnight. All you have to do is write me a testimonial by emailing me at Hello@tingyuenart.com and allow me to use your name with your testimonial on my website and social media accounts. If you wish to leave out your last name, please let me know.
All participants will automatically enter into a draw, and I will pick two winners. The winners' announcement is on 14th January 2021, Thursday on my newsletter, FB Page, and blog. I have got the prompts ready for you down below to help you out. I will choose my favs and post them on my website and SM channels.
Thank you, friends appreciate your help. I look forward to reading your testimonials! Winners will be announced next Thursday. Good luck and thanks for Participating!
With Creative Joy,
Prompts and Inspirations on Artwork Testimonials. (2-5 sentences in length)
Specify the image title of the artwork that you own.
Is it an original painting or a print?
What is it that you like about my artwork? (the meaning behind it, the thought-provoking image, the story-telling elements, the colors, etc.)
Does it create a space of inspiration in your home?
Do you find my art healing?
Does it motivate or inspire you?
How has living with my artwork improved your life?
If you own a print of mine, does the quality impress you?
If you own an original, is the image well painted with precision and love? Does owning an original beautify your home?
As a Bonus and to improve your chance on winning, take a picture of yourself with the artwork, or a picture of where your artwork is displayed along with your testimonial. (Bonus: Your name will be entered twice into the draw.) Providing that I can use the image for my marketing purpose.
Thanks a million everyone!
Ting Yuen Art
Hi I am Ting, I am so glad that you are here.