Signing and dating paintings

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That is, you should sign unobtrusively on the work itself and not, for example, on a detachable base.

Most artists, however, sign in a bottom corner, and that’s where a collector will look first.

Just be sure to sign on the artwork itself — not on the matte or a stretcher bar, for example.

If you have not already, be sure to join the Free Online Painting Course.

You can also find more advanced tips in my ebook, 21 Easy Ways To Improve Your Paintings and reference photos in my Reference Photo Library.

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