Sunday, March 20, 2011

20th March 2011 - Who's made a mark this week?

What's the first day of Spring?  When can we start painting Spring Landscapes?  Historically spring starts on the day of the vernal equinox, which usually occurs on the night of 20/21 March!

So tomorrow is Spring!  Unless you're the Met Office - who have decided that the Spring months are March, April and May!

Sarah Wimperis got a head start. with her painting of a Spring tide - and rather a lot of daffodils on her blog The Red Shoes
Springtide Polwheveral by Sarah Wimperis
Oil on Board 44 x 30 cm or 17 x 12 inches
copyright Sarah Wimperis
This week there is a new section devoted to Art and Charities.

Art Blogs

Botanical Art

After five weeks stuck at home with a very bolshie damaged foot, I finally got out today - and that was because the Annual RHS Botanical Art exhibition was on at the RHS Horticultural Halls.  The really great thing about this show is that the artists are almost invariably in attendance and today I got to talk to five Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal Winners!  Blog post to follow tomorrow........  (and the foot is killing me - but it was worth it!)

Drawing and sketching
Coloured Pencils and Pastels
Painters and Painting
Wildlife Art
  • Albrecht Rissler is using a blog as a website for his drawings of animals from life.  No matter!  See Rissler Animals for some delightful drawings and sketches of insects, birds, cats and other wildlife
City Art Blogs
  • Gillian Holding (Life and Art) is, in future going to be contributing to a relatively new website/blog Millpond which aims to prompt and initiate critical debate and discussion of contemporary visual arts within Leeds.
(it) provides thoughtful, comprehensive and interesting reviews of a wide range of exhibitions around and about, together with interviews and essays on contemporary art. It fills a gap in the online world of arts in the city, and I look forward to contributing to it.

    Art Business and Marketing
      Allow me to rant a little tonight. I have a feeling I am going to upset you tonight. But I think this is important. There is a delicate balance to keep between your art and commerce. 
      Art and the Economy / Art Collectors
      • According to the British Art Market Federation, China has overtaken the U.K. to become the world’s second-largest art market after the U.S.  More about art markets next week.
      Art Competitions and Art Societies
      • The Spring Exhibition of the Royal Watercolour Society has opened at the Bankside Gallery.  Click the ink to see images of some of the works on view.  It's now possible to purchase works by giving the gallery a call. 
      Cat and cane sofa by Richard Bawden

      Art and Charities

      Let me know if you are involved in any charitable endeavour which involves your art and I'll post a link in this weekly post.  I need evidence of a blog post on your blog post first and then contact me in the usual way
      Spring in Kyoto, Japan IV by Keiko Tanabe
      currently at auction for the
      Daily Paintworks Help Japan Challenge
      Art Education / workshops / Tips and techniques

      Tip and techniques
      Art Exhibitions and art fairs
      Art Galleries and Museums / Art History
      Art Magazines
      Art Supplies (and technology)
      Websites, webware and blogging
      and finally........

      Nothing to do with art - just very funny!  The Periodic Table of the Middle Class

      I wonder what the Artists Periodic Table would look like?


        Anonymous said...

        Many thanks for mentioning my blog. Now I'll be very busy checking all the resources in this post.

        sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

        Thanks for including details of the St Julia's Hospice fund raiser in 'Arts and Charities' - I'll let you know how much is raised. Lesley

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