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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! ]]

Winifred Nicholson at Dulwich Picture Gallery

The new exhibition at the Dulwich Art Gallery has an awfully long title Art and Life: Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis, William Staite Murray, 1920 – 1931.  I'm not... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Summer Exhibition 2014 at the Royal Academy of Arts

I visited the 246th Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts. Below you'll find a photoessay about exhibition plus two sections about facts about the Summer Exhibition 2014 changes in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Trends In Website Design

Is your website ready for an overhaul? Artists latched on to black backgrounds for their sites thinking it made the work “pop,” when it actually did the opposite: weighed down and overpowered the art. Black backgrounds with light text, we have discovered, are also notoriously difficult to read. Things change. Are you adapting? [...]

The Art Everywhere Longlist 2014

You currently have a chance to vote on The Art Everywhere Long List 2014 - on Facebook or via an email listing your favourites to arteverywhere@artfund.org before 21st June. Art Everywhere returns... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Twitter Tweekly for June 1, 2014

An annotated and curated list of my top tweets since May 17, 2014. It’s okay if you don’t add dates to your artwork online, but do keep good records of dates Like I always say... Trusting Yourself to Make Decisions Instead of Always Seeking Advice zite.to/1mLPUOW A family contemplates The Wish by Helen Hiebert, a member of my Art Biz Incubator. Show More Summary

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