Stuck – Stuck – Loose!

After many months of this insufferable coronacrappiness pandemic I am starting to put my project ducks back into a somewhat orderly row.

Before all of this happened I was carrying on with my SOLO paintings while having my bathroom and studio redone.

There were contractors coming in and out, clouds of dust, mounds of […]

Negotiation Techniques for Young Artists

When an opportunity presents itself, seize it right away.

State the fact of the matter.

Show them the advantages, don’t just tell.

Remember: it’s about value, not price.

Sustain your argument with real world examples.

Julietta und Trudi

Julietta und Trudi – Acrylics on Canvas – 5.5 x 11 in (15 x 30cm) © Petra Elster 2008

Julietta and Trudi are lifelong friends.

This is no small thing since they are almost 400 years old. That´s like 12 in human years. :O

The two friends love to garden.

They […]

The Unwise Artist

A long time ago I had two of my wisdom teeth removed. At that time I asked the dentist if I should have the other two taken out as well. He said it wasn’t necessary because if they hadn’t bothered me up to that point, they might never even fully develop. They did, of […]

I have a blog!

I never had a blog before.

Not that I didn’t want one. I just never had the time.

I know this seems like the lamest excuse since “the dog ate my homework”, but it is the absolute truth, I’m telling ya.

Up until 2016 I worked 12 hours a day 7 days a week and […]