This ongoing feature will showcase websites that artists have found useful. This week we examine the “Artists Helping Artists” blog.
Leslie Saeta, the artist behind the blog
The blog is the work of Leslie Saeta, a palette-knife painter from Pasadena, California. The website has information on her and her workshops and artwork, but primarily it consists of online talk radio for artists. With her blog, she has found a way to share what she’s learned from other artists, have guests who serve as experts on specific topics, and promote her own career, all in one package. It’s a good idea, and one that Saeta has executed well enough to develop a following.
“A Beautiful Day,” by Leslie Saeta, oil, 12 x 12 in. Private collection
Topics currently posted on the blog include “The Twenty Most Important Things to Know About Color,” “Selling Your Art Through Interior Designers,” “The Best Ways to Advertise Your Art … With or Without a Budget,” and “Are Plein Air Competitions for You?” The topics seem to have grown organically out of her own research and development as an artist, and Saeta is generous and smart enough to know that having an expert join her on these audio recordings adds additional credibility and excitement.
The blog and the audio recordings are free.