|Amur Ambush by Stella Mays|
Overall and Endangered Species Winner - BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2011
Today I seem to be running a temperature, am feeling 'under the weather' and generally having problems keeping my eyes open so this is a very short post as I can't do my normal "read round". That requires my eyes to be open!
Reference to the image at the top of this post can be found below under Art Society Exhibitions.
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- I now have a new Twitter account @drawingpencil for drawing and sketching related tweets ONLY - and more retweeting of your highlights. @makingamark continues with the normal eclectic art-related tweets plus comment on the oddities of the day!
- I'm going to be featuring some paintings of Autumn on The Art of the Landscape - do let me know if you think you've painted a stunner! The first is Autumn Landscape: Paul Gauguin - By the Stream
- You have two days left to come up with a painting or drawing from your virtual visit to Sardinia - courtesy of the Virtual Paintout for October.
- Adrian Berg RA has died age 82 - this is the Telegraph Obituary.
- Stapleton Kearns addresses varnish and other questions about art in Two questions answered followed by some unattractive snarling
- Doug Farrick is the President of the Art Marketing Association and has come up with 7 ways to have more fun selling your art. I'm a little confused as to which site is the blog for this association as yet as I'm finding the same article on different sites.
- From the AMA website - this is an audio interview with pencil artist Mike Sibley in which he explains how he has approached the business side of being a pencil artist.
- Alyson Stanfield (Art Biz Blog) has 12 tips for pricing your art
- The Turner Exhibition at the Baltic in Gateshead has been generating big queues and queues
- This is my post about The Bath Prize - Chris Dunn wins The Bath Prize 2011
- This is a post about the competition run by Artist and Illustrator - Artist of the Year 2011. You have the opportunity to vote for your favourite in the selected artwork
- Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan opens at the National Gallery in London on 9 November 2011 and runs until 5 February 2012.
- The Guardian is publishing articles from its archives - this is the link to the review of the Picasso at the Tate exhibition in London in 1960 - Taking the Picasso
- This is a slideshow of drawings by Sylvia Plath from the exhibition which I highlighted last week
- Vermeer's Women: Secrets and Silence is at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge until 15 January 2012
- Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven is at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in South London until 8 January 2012
- This week I highlighted the Key Dates for UK National Art Society Exhibitions in 2012. This followed on from an earlier post which focused on the major changes to submission being made with the introduction of the NEW two-stage digital pre-selection process for FBA Exhibitions.
|Paintings in the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists|
- Two very complimentary reviews of the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists. I'd like to emphasise that this is one of the best exhibitions of representational art you can see in London period. The variety of approaches used to represent wildlife in its natural habitat is stunning.
- This is my Review: Society of Wildlife Artists - Annual Exhibition 2011
- Bernie's Paintings - SWLA Exhibition
- You can also see, at the SWLA Exhibition, the painting by Stella Mays which beat more than 1,000 entries to become the Overall and Endangered Species Winner of the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2011. (see image at the top of the page)
A new Art Gallery for regional art in the UK
William Morris: Story, Memory, Myth is the inaugural exhibition at Two Temple Place - in collaboration with the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow which is currently closed until July 2012. It focuses on how Morris told stories through pattern and poetry.
I very much like the idea of being able to see art from the regional galleries and less well known galleries in London in a central London location. The address is 2 Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD and it's very close to Temple tube station.
Two Temple Place is London’s first venue to specifically showcase publicly-owned art from UK regional collections. The building is one of London's hidden architectural gems, an extraordinary late Victorian mansion built by William Waldorf Astor on Embankment.Art Education, Tips and Techniques
Three recommended reads about art education - or the lack of it - this week
- Robert Genn wrote an excellent post MFA or bust
- Joanne Mattera's Marketing Mondays post last week asks Who's Self-taught? She has particularly pertinent comments for anybody who has been successful in their first career and is now thinking of switching to a late career as an artist. The comments are a good read as well
Dealers didn’t go to “dealer school” and most critics didn’t go to “critic school.”
- Jackie Simmonds (Jackie Simmonds Artyfacts) has a very useful blog post about Attending a Workshop - written from the perspective of a very experienced tutor. It's probably the best advice I've ever seen written by a tutor and IMO contains some pointers for fellow tutors as well as students! [I've added it into Art Holidays - Resources for Artists].
- If you have problems managing your time you might find The Sillyness of Busyness to be thought-provoking. I recognised one or two naughty habits of mine!
- Art Materials Live is at the National Exhibition Centre next week. Beware this is very largely now devoted to the hobby craft market. I find it very odd that the NEC website does NOT list the exhibitors.
- I posted about the new Prismacolor pencils and the new chart which documents the lightfastness of their pencils - see NEW: Analysis of Lightfastness of Prismacolor Colored Pencils