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Video interviews with Richard Twose and David Jon Kassan - BP Portrait Award prizewinners 2014

Here are my next two video interviews with artists winning prizes at the the BP Portrait Award 2014 Ceremony,  held this week in the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Video... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A video interview with Thomas Ganter, Winner of the BP Portrait Award 2014

Thomas Ganter, winner of the BP Portrait Award 2014 with his winning portrait "Man with a Plaid Blanket" oil on vanvas 1600mm x 600mm Thomas Ganter kindly gave me an interview about winning the BP... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A Solution for the Mailing List Conundrum

Have you been baffled by what to do with the two lists that many artists have: one list for newsletters and a second one for blog posts? My predicament (and solution) might be of interest. For years I have been struggling with confused...Show More Summary

BP Portrait Award 2014 - Video of presentation to prizewinners

Last night Thomas Ganter won the £30,000 BP Portrait Award 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery in London - and this is a film of the awards ceremony. I filmed the presentation ceremony with Mini... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

BP Portrait Award: From 2,500+ entries to just three artists

Tonight we go from over 2,500 people who entered the BP Portrait Award 2014 to three prizewinners - and just one person who wins the top award. This year the National Portrait Gallery which organises... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Will Cadmium be banned in artists' paints in Europe?

The European Chemicals Agency is currently consulting on proposed restrictions - a virtual ban - on the use of  Cadmium in artists' paints in Europe. Unless a case is made against the proposal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

3 Artist Stories To Inspire You

I haven't been telling you about all of the amazing thing my members, students, and followers are doing and I'm going to try to do a better job of this. Starting now. I hope these stories from Holly Wilson, Helen Davey, and Brad Reyes inspire you. [...]

The Mac after the Fire - an Archive, an Appeal and guess WHO!

News about "what happened next" following the fire at the Mackintosh Building at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) The Macintosh Appeal New Trustees are Peter Capaldi and Brad Pitt Graduation and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Pastel Society - 115th Annual Exhibition

I got to see The Pastel Society's Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries briefly this week. It must be the first time I've not had this review up from the beginning - however it's still worth noting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Best Idea for Unloading Unsold Art

We received loads of good ideas for what to do with earlier artwork that is taking up emotional energy and inventory space. Many of you wanted to donated it to charity, sell it at a steep discount, repurpose it, or destroy it. On top...Show More Summary

Cochineal and Carmine

One of the really interesting parts of the Making Colour Exhibition at the National Gallery is a wall of clear boxes which contain the raw resources for the Lake colours used in painting. If you've... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Making Colour and painting with poison

I highly recommend the new "Making Colour" exhibition at the National Gallery and will be giving it a full review very shortly - once I've finished work for the layouts for my book. Making Colour... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

My Top Teaching Secrets

I have been teaching artists online and at live events since 2002. While students pay to get valuable content from me, I learn almost as much from them as they do from me. That’s one of the great joys of teaching, and why I will continue to offer live learning. Show More Summary

An exhibition in aid of The Art Room

Facetime - a fundraising exhibition of artwork by major UK and international contemporary artists in aid of The Art Room - can currently be seen at The Threadneedle Space at the Mall Galleries until... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Earlier Work Hasn’t Sold: What to Do?

You are up to your eyeballs in unsold work! What you’d really like to do is just get rid of it. It’s taking up your energy and you can’t afford to rent storage just for early work. Deep Thought What do you do with early work that hasn’t sold and no one seems to want? The best response will win a copy of Chris Guillebeau’s book The $100 Startup. Show More Summary

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 - online deadline is 5pm today

Just a reminder that today is the deadline for registration for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014. The deadline for online registration: 16 June 2014, 5pm. You can read more about it in my blog... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

An Appreciation of Fathers and of My Dad

Here's to the fathers who are artists. And to the fathers who raise healthy, informed artists who make the world a better place. To My Dad, Who loves history and culture and encouraged this curiosity of the world for me. Who paid for all of my extracurricular art lessons that Mom found for me. [...]

Twitter Tweekly for June 13, 2014

It's a very lucky Friday the 13th, indeed, for you. It's time for my top tweets (according only to me) from the past two weeks! Art & Marketing: Strict anti-spam law goes into effect in Canada on July 1. Are you compliant?... See @lisacall 's weekly schedule. Marvel at the detail! blog.lisacall.com/2014/06/spendi… [...]

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