In the meantime - here's one sketch I did last week which will be posted soon on my sketchbook blog.
|Spring Garden (Cosmo meets the white cat)|
11" x 16", pen and sepia ink and coloured pencils in Folio Moleskine Sketchbook
copyright Katherine Tyrell
I had one of those horrible experiences of loading an image (not mine!) and corrupting the post and I lost a load of stuff for this section so I'm not sure I've remembered everything!
Tyler Green (Modern Art Notes) recently highlighted Five art-related websites you could be enjoying
Drawing and Sketching
- These are the results of the World Wide SketchCrawl 31 – Japan earthquake & tsunami Emergency Benefit
- Enrique Flores wrote to tell me about a new new collective blog about sketchbooks called cuardernistas started by a group of friends. It has no text (almost) so it´s non-spanish-speaker friendly!
- A number of sketches from me starting with two sketches of very different views of people in the Mall Galleries:
|Trees at Tate Modern|
pen and sepia ink and coloured pencils on ivory coloured mountboard
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
- Judging by the comments, everybody seems to have really enjoyed How do you share what you do as a painter? If you've not yet looked at this video about Rose Frantzen talking at the Smithsonian Museum about Portrait of Maquoketa , block out an hour, get a hot drink and a comfy chair and prepare to have your mind shifted!
- I'm very pleased to see that Charley Parker (Lines and Colors)has discovered David Curtis who is one my favourite English painters. Oddly Charley's selection of images are not ones I think are the most representative of David's work. He is after all the master of the subtlety of coloured greys. I don't think I've ever got round to posting my sketch of David Curtis having a cup of tea at a PV!
- Here are some blogs for all those who love watercolours
- I recent came across Michael Reardon's blog (Michael Reardon Watercolours) as a result of reading Charley Parker's review of his work. His work has also been recently featured in the Spring 2011 edition of American Artist.
- This is Chris Beck's (Brush-Paper-Water) review of American Watercolor Masters -- Chris Krupinski
- Konstantin Sterkhov (Art Of Watercolors - Sterkhov K) is based in St. Petersburg in Russia and his blog focuses on watercolour paintersand I loved....
- ....his post about Cheng-Khee Chee - Zen in XXI century which is an interview with this master watercolourist talking about his approach to painting. This is Cheng-Khee Chee's website and you can see his different approaches in these galleries
Chee has mastered and developed many techniques including the traditional watercolor approach, Chinese brush painting and saturated wet process, and his unique splash color, crinkling, marbleizing and mono-printing techniques.
- Duane Keiser's latest project can be seen on his Process blog
Art Business and Marketing
- Nicole Caulfield (Nicole Caulfield) has an ace post for addressing surplus artwork called Keep, Store or Bin? Love the chart!
- Registration is now open for the Threadneedle Prize. I'll be writing more about this next.
- UKCPS (UKCPS News) has extended the closing date for entries to the Members Exhibition at The Pencil Museum until 23rd April 2011
- The finalists of the Over 60s Art Awards were recently announced
Art Exhibitions & Art Fairs
Major Art Galleries and Museums
- The Miró exhibition at Tate Modern opened this week and continues until 11 September 2011. Click this link Joan Miro exhibition comes to Tate Modern to hear Matthew Gale, the Tate Modern curator, explain to Will Gompertz, the BBC's Arts Editor, why the upcoming Jean Miro exhibition is so significant.
- This is the link to the new exhibition in the Musée d'Orsay - Manet, the Man who Invented Modern Art 5 April - 3 July 2011. Unfortunately it's not been translated!
- The American Watercolor Society's 144th Annual International Exhibition opened on April 5 in the Salmagundi Club in New York City.
- These are my reviews of two exhibitions by the two Royal Watercolour communities in the UK
- Review: Royal Watercolour Society - Spring Exhibition 2011
- Review: 199th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour
- Today was the last day of the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists. Here are my posts (and images) for the fans of botanical art.
- Review: Society of Botanical Artists Exhibition 2011
- Certificates of Botanical Merit at SBA Exhibition 2011
- Plus a post about a Diploma student in Egypt Botanical Art under fire
|The einvite to the the Realism Show in Atlanta (featuring work by Jelaine Faunce)|
- The Realism Show at Mason Murer Fine Art in Atlanta, Georgia includes artwork by several popular art bloggers including
- M. Collier (Paintings from the Point)
- Jelaine Faunce (Jelaine Faunce: Contemporary Realism),
- Jeff Hayes (Jeffrey Hayes - Contemporary Still Life Paintings),
- Neil Hollingsworth (Paintings in Oil),
- Karen Hollingsworth (Windowscapes),
- Michael Naples (Daily Paintings),
- Abbey Ryan (Ryan Studio) and
- Sally Tharp (Sally is painting today... )
- see photos of the show here
- Robert Genn has introduced The Artshow Calendar
- The Loop Artists are practising printmakers and ex-students of Camberwell School of Art and they have an exhibition of prints at the Bankside Gallery between 19th and 25th April
LOOP artists all demonstrate a devotion to the fine art print medium, from time-honoured traditional printmaking methods to the latest digital developments, from the simple yet elegant woodcut print to incorporating print as an element within a mixed-media sculptural work.
Art Galleries and Museums / Art History
- Following the annual Art Newspaper's annual review of visitor numbers to art exhibitions and art galleries and museums in 2010, I wrote Top 30 art galleries and museums in 2010 which analyses which are the best cities to go to if you want to visit a lot of top art galleries and museums.
- The New York Times highlights how non-western and non-contemporary art is being marginalised - read Under Threat: The Shock of the Old
- Charley Parker (Lines and Colors) has recently highlighted the
Art Education / Workshops / Tips and techniques
Tips and Techniques
- This post arrived via an email! Practice, experience and style which reflects on the notion and value of daily practice
- Lori McNee (Lori McNee - Fine Art & Tips) has a post about How to Choose Better Subject Matter for Your Art
- Jeff Hayes writes about Making Perfect Panels and some videos explaining how these are made - but note the major caveat
- Seascape in Watercolor - 10 Mistakes is a post in which Konstantin Sterkhov succintly explains the main reasons for making a hash of a seascape when using watercolours
- I was about to post a link to a blog article by Arnold Lowrey about controlling the water in watercolour painting when I realised the blog I'd read it on had no author - which is always a sign of a pretty good indicator of a splog which is scraping text. A quick check revealed that the article had indeed been ripped off from the Wet Canvas website where you can find it here The Control of Water in Watercolour
- I discovered a new selection of Faber Castell Polychromos pencils recently - see Faber Castell Coloured Pencils - Ann Swan Selection
- Here's my updates on The Best Art Books in March
- I've just finished Man with a Blue Scarf - On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud by Martin Gayford so expect a review soon! This is a slideshow of images associated with the project and the book
- Here are some new ebooks
- Ruth Phillips has a new book Cherries from Chauvet's Orchard, A Memoir of Provence which tells the story of Postcard from Provence. Sales are raising funds for the orphanage in Bamako in Mali where Julian and Ruth are at present at they become parents for the first time and collect their new adopted son.
- Neil Hollingsworth has a new Blurb book - see A New Book: Six by Six
- and Karin Hollingsworth has one too - see WindowScapes: My First Book
- Will Terry (Will Terry Illustration) has a blog post and video about ebooks - Are they worth making?
- Plus another book project by Nicole Caulfield (Nicole Caulfield) Times Are Changing
- This the Making A Mark Poll for April POLL: Exhibition frames: How much do you spend per frame on average?
- ...which was prompted by a comment prompted by a comment by Tina Mammoser on the results of the March Poll - see Poll Results: Annual Spend on Art Materials
The headlines are:Websites, webware and blogging
- USA artists spend much more on art materials/equipment & technology when compared to UK artists
- USA artists claim more of their expenditure on art materials against tax
To date I've counted a few iPad apps by artists and art tutors (although I'll refrain from highlighting here those that I've tried that don't work!) I've still to try out:
- Art of James Neil Hollingsworth By James Hollingsworth Fine Art
- The Jeff Cohen Collection - Volume 1, Still Life by Jeff Cohen Studio
This blog will notch up ONE MILLION VISITORS in the next few days. I'm still trying to work out how long I've got to work out how to celebrate this achievement! ;)