Sunday, July 01, 2012

1 July 2012 - Who's made a mark this week?

Angus McEwan RSW RWS (Angus McEwan, Scottish Artist) has won the International Prize “Marche d’Acqua” Fabriano Watercolour 2012’ with his painting Taking the Strain 

Taking the Strain 2
watercolour on handmade Fabriano, 77 x 56.5cm (Unframed)
© Angus McEwan
"... for extraordinary technical skill, for the masterful use of light and colour, for the excellent ability to understand and value the paper produced specifically for award from paper masters of the paper museum. 
This is a biennial and really international exhibition.  The Paper and Watermark Museum conceived the idea and collborates with InArte and Ava (Venetian Watercolour Association) to select international artists to show in the exhibition
The artists participating in the exhibition are 51 from all over the globe (15 different Countries) of which 21 are young emerging artists, selected by the ‘Accademie di Belle Arti Italiane’ and International Art Schools and Accademy for their creativity.
The jurors were international:
  • England's David Paskett, President of the British Royal Watercolour Society, 
  • the Spaniard Pedro Cano, one of 60 artists invited by the Vatican on July 4 last year, to pay homage to Benedict XVI for the 60th anniversary of his ordination
  • Lynn Sures, a professor of the prestigious Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington DC, 
  • John Carabelli, president of the Italian watercolor, 
  • Angelo and Toni Gorlini Vedù, internationally renowned artists.
Plus the artists came from 15 nations with Italy having 35% and the remainder coming from the USA, England, Scotland, Belgium, Spain, France, Finland, Japan, Egypt, South Korea, Portugal, China, Jordan and Syria.

You can see the exhibition in the new gallery at the Paper and Watermark Museum until August 26th and finally - a travelling exhibition is due to visit South Korea, Portugal, USA, Spain and Italy between September 2012 and the end of 2013.

Artists and Art blogs

This is a brilliant interview Five Minutes With: Grayson Perry.  My admiration for this man is on an exponential curve at the moment.

Drawing and Sketching

Lunch at the Portrait Restaurant - June 2012
11" x 16" pen and sepia ink in Moleskine sketchbook

Coloured Pencils and Pastels
Citrus Squared
8" x 8" Colored Pencil on Pastelbord
© Nicole Caulfield
Street Art
Art Business
Art Economy
Art Competitions
  • I will be posting about the BP Travel Award but am currently waiting to hear back from Jo Fraser who was last year's winner and exhibited her work this year.
  • If you were thinking of entering the Sunday Times Watercolour competition you're too late - the deadline was last week.
Art Exhibitions

Art Exhibitions in London
Art Exhibitions in the USA
    Art Societies
    Art Television and Art Videos
    Opinion Poll
    • Today Apple closed down their old syncing service today and removed the iDisk and MobileMe Gallery apps from the App Store.  Artists who have previously had their website with Apple MobileMe have had to transfer their websites to new sites and the URLs for their websites have changed as a result. One such artist is Karin Jurick (A Painting Today) who explains in Linking to my Website and can now be found on
    • I lost my mobile phone on Friday - So if you've got my mobile number you can't now contact me! However I can now confirm that Lookout works.  I was able to 
      • locate it precisely (and it had "walked" from where I lost it - I got sent a Google Map with the precise location)
      • locked it
      • wiped the data from the phone
      • I just need to work out now whether the bloke who phoned me on Friday night to say he had it is actually genuine and really wants to return it to or whether I now need to report it as stolen.  If you're reading this please take the phone to Brentford Police Station and I will collect it from there and send you a reward.
    • Recommendations for a new mobile phone which work for artists who use the internet and take pics and videos are welcome.  I'm thinking of moving from Android to iPhone.
    and finally.....

    I came upon this website entirely by accident - and I don't ever remember seeing it talked about before.  I give you The Google Cultural Insititute.