It's been three weeks since the last "who's made a mark this week" and I'm currently recovering from an excess of the Olympics and living in a weird limbo land before the Paralympics start up at the end of the month. I live two miles from the Olympic Stadium and it was very odd watching all those fireworks in the opening and closing ceremonies both through the window behind my television at the same time as I aw them on the box.
I was amused by this post on the Etsy blog Noted: When Artists Competed at the Olympics.
Artists and Art Blogs
|'The Day is Done" by David Poxon|
appearing at OK Harris Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
David Teter's blog post Spot-Lighted is about the painting below which is in the 92nd Annual Exhibition of the National Watercolour Society
|"PHL Sulfur Pile" (2012) by David J Teter|
watercolor on illustration board, 18" x 27" (45.72cm 68.58x cm)
Currently in Annual Exhibition of the National Watercolor Society
This is my blog post about the death of the Australian art critic and author Robert Hughes -
Robert Hughes (1938 - 2012) will be missed
Drawing and Sketching
- After a bit of a lull I've been sketching a lot recently and am currently way behind with posting! These have been posted on Travels with my Sketchbook
- Tea at the Orangery, Kew Gardens
- Rowing Frenzy in Victoria Park
- Two views across the Millennium Bridge & 'Tales from the Bridge' Soundscape
- Mansion Pond at Wakehurst Place
- Urban Sketchers London have announced their next Sketchcrawl - in Greenwich Park on 15th September 2012. That's the place where you watched all the horses jumping over fences and dancing around the dressage ring during the Olympics. That's my sketch from the last time I sketched sat on the hill in Greenwich Park on the poster below!
- Andrea Joseph (Andrea Joseph's Sketchblog) and Lynne Chapman (An Illustrator's Life For Me!) both went on a recent sketchcrawl in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park - I'd have loved to have been with them. Take a look at these for some great sketches of fascinating subject matter
The only one of its kind, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an international centre for modern and contemporary art, experienced and enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year.
- Albrecht Rissler has been teaching workshops recently and his Sketching Artists blog is full of sketches I love - artists working drawn by an artist in wonderful, fluid and economical lines. You can see the artists on his Drawing in the landscape - a school of perceptions course in his Drawing landscapes blog. You can read about the courses in his blog for the course students Drawing in the Landscape. I'm hugely impressed by the work that was produced.
- Jeanette Jobson (Illustrated Life) writes about The Working Tools
- A couple of Urban Sketchers posts which stood out for me:
- I've been interested to see how many artists who I see exhibiting at the Mall Galleries are beginning to pursue the art of blogging. This is the blog of Pete the Street - as Peter Brown is known - which he started earlier this year. It's good to see that Pete has now managed to conquer the art of the image upload so that we're getting some great sketches of NEAC committee meetings and paintings of the Jubilee pageant with his posts (see below for his latest exhibition with Jane Corsellis)
- I'm hugely enjoying the sharing if wisdom learned over a lifetime and the writing of my friend Louise Sackett on her new blog Plein Speaking. She also makes me smile a lot. Here's a couple of posts:
- You get lots and lots of images when you review the posts on the Poul Webb blog. I'd love to know how he sources them.
- Which promoted A review of Thomas Moran on The Art of the Landscape
Art Business & Marketing
- My blog post about Advice on Shipping Art and Crafts
- A very sound piece of advice from Alyson Stanfield (artbizblog) which had me reaching for the draft of this blog post - Why I Never Advise You To Follow Your Passion
- Plus a great post from Liz Crain on Alyson's blog - Ripping Through the Veils of Illusion Around Online Art Marketplaces
- An Artist Statement is not Marketing on Artists who thrive is short and pithy
- Some posts about pricing art:
- How to price paintings by Stephen Doherty, the Editor of Outdoor Painter
- Pricing Strategies: How to Price Your Product or Service–To Avoid Killing Your Business by Erica Douglas (erica.biz)- this is a very generic post but a number of the points made are very relevant to artists
- ArtWork Archive is software designed for those who consigns pictures to galleries and exhibitions - but have they got the pricing right?
- This is a digest of blog law written by an attorney who blogs
- This is an Infographic which provides Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest – A Social Media Checklist For Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]
- These are The Best New Art Books: May - July 2012
- Some of you may know Dover Books as a source of books about images from the past. I own a number of them and they're a jolly good buy if you just want to look at images - particularly drawings from the past. I never knew they had a shop in Covent Garden but apparently The Dover Bookshop is located at 18 Earlham Street.
|Tate Modern and the Millennium Bridge from the Thames Pathway|
11.5" x 16", pen and ink and coloured pencils
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
- This is my Review: Damien Hirst at Tate Modern. One section is titled "The formaldehyde years"
- Designed to Impress: Highlights from the print collection at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge finishes on 8th October. If you can't get to it the website is worth a look.
- This is my post about the Coloured Pencil Society of America Annual Exhibition 2012 - Awardwinners. The exhibition continues until 30th August.
- The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers are having the RE Open until 2 September 2012
The RE Open is a brand new printmaking exhibition, selected from a large open submission by a distinguished group of artists, academics, curators, print dealers and collectors. The exhibition comprises an exciting selection of work from the UK and overseas, including installation pieces, artists' books and wall mounted pieces. All work is for sale.
- FBA Futures will showcase the Federation of British Artists' pick of the 2012 arts degree shows in the new Threadneedle Space at the Mall Galleries. It's the first time I can remember that the FBA have made such an overt and direct link with art students
- The Hesketh Hubbard Art Society Annual Exhibition is at the Mall Galleries between Tue 21 - Sat 25 August 2012
- The Surrey Sculpture Society Trail is at RHS Wisley from 25 August to 30 September
- The Albany Gallery in Cardiff is having a two-man show covering the paintings of two members of NEAC - Peter Brown and Jane Corsellis (17th August 2012 to 8th September 2012)
- Anne Blankson-Hemans, one of the artists on Show me the Monet has been raising the money for her next exhibition Sunshine and Music through a crowd-sourcing website.
- My post about art education for teenagers sponsored by the BP portrait Award - BP Portrait Award: Inspiring portraits by teenagers
The heat has beaten me. Come back tomorrow to read an update which will include the rest of this section!
- There was a major step forward with major art gallery websites last week - see my post about How to obtain free images from the National Portrait Gallery
- Albrecht Durer invented apparatus to achieve correct perspective in drawings- however this blog article asks Did Albrecht Duerer get it wrong? A surprise discovery in one of his prints.
- This is the Archives of American Art Blog - it has some weird content!
- These are the Poll Results: Is Facebook replacing Forums for Artists? It reveals that reveals that around 75% of respondents have a Facebook Account but only a third of artists actively market their art on facebook.
- This is my ANNUAL POLL: What's the best place to sell art in the last year? - which is split into two polls in the right hand column focusing on turnover and profit. The point of having an annual poll is to try and detect trends in the best places to generate art sales
- I asked What computer skills do artists need? and the post has attracted some interesting comments
- Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox offers advice on SEO and Usability - it's a recommended read for those wanting to tweak their websites or blogs to attract the right kind of traffic.
This is a Bob Ross Remix - Bob Ross PBS Remix Puts Us on ‘Happy Little Cloud’ Nine - courtesy of Mashable