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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… [...]

Your Life’s Work: The Artist’s Retrospective

A retrospective is an exhibition that shows off the entire oeuvre of an artist’s career. Retrospectives aren’t just for viewers. They provide an excellent opportunity for artists to examine their accomplishments. Even without an art venue for your retrospective, you can take stock of your life’s work by creating a virtual retrospective. [...]

RHS Exhibitions: Guidance and Regulations for submitting Botanical Art & Botanical Photography

The Royal Horticultural Society recently gave its website a massive overhaul. URLs have changed and some things went missing for a while - including the Guidelines and Regulations for submitting... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Who made a mark in May 2014?

I'm still trying to develop a new way of doing "Who's made a mark". I'm now thinking along the lines of a once a month round-up complemented by more frequent posts of new things to look at via my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The new BBC Arts Website

The BBC have a lot to do to do to up their game in terms of content and accessibility of the new BBC Arts website. Its aim is to enable much better access to both BBC Arts Programmes, additional... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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