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BP Portrait Award 2015 entry goes digital

It could only be a matter of time before the BP Portrait Award switched to digital entries - and so it has come to pass. Next year, in 2015, the entry process for this very prestigious and world... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Notes From an Artist Lecture

As I was flipping through my notebook last week, I came across notes from a lecture by ceramic artist Doug Casebeer at the Foothills Art Center in Golden, Colorado on January 25, 2014. Doug Casebeer, Vessels. Image found without credit details on Northern Arizona University site. Show More Summary

Making A Mark on Art - and the end of Squidoo

Over the last seven years I've created some 160 websites about art (Making A Mark on Art) and artists (About Artists) on Squidoo. Yesterday I had news that Squidoo is closing down. Seth Godin has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Who painted this? #61

"Who painted this?" returns following the break while I wrote my book!    This week we'll start with a painting which is both seasonal and is a painting I've never seen before. However I could tell... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sophie Ploeg and The Lace Trail - BP Travel Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

Sophie Ploeg's BP Travel Award exhibition 'The Lace Trail" can currently be seen at the National Portrait Gallery in London - until 21 September 2014.  It then tours to Sunderland and Edinburgh in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Shine a Light on Your Art Business

I recently came across this quote from a student from 2005: I have adopted the habit of NEVER leaving my studio dark! … Nothing positive EVER happens in the dark. Life comes from the light around it. Art is created to live and to be seen and felt, not to be hidden away in some dark studio (even overnight). Show More Summary

The Secret of Drawing

In 2005, the history of drawing was explored by Andrew Graham Dixon in a four part series called The Secret of Drawing. That series of programmes are now on YouTube.  I'm not sure how they got... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014 - Selected Artists

93 works by 73 artists from across the UK have been selected for Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014. The first prize is £10,000 and the exhibition opens at the Mall Galleries on 15th September... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Nail an Art Commission

Commissions for artists are limited only by one’s imagination: people, house, and pet portraits, funerary urns, custom jewelry, garden sculpture, and more. Regardless of the commissions you might be offered, use these pointers to make sure you pull off your project with flying colors and enjoy the process. Show More Summary

Scott Krohn wins CPSA's 22nd International Exhibition

This is an interview with American coloured pencil artist Scott Krohn who has won the top prize at the 22nd International Exhibition of the Colored Pencil Society of America.  More details after the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Companies who can resize your website for different screen sizes

Below you will find a list of companies that Google is highlighting as approved multi-screen vendors. By dw capital GmbH [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-SA-3.0-de], via Wikimedia Commons That means... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Project Confidence (Even If You Have to Fake It)

Confidence is one of the most collector-attractive qualities an artist can possess. You are more likely to get the commission, sell the work, fill your classes, and have your proposal accepted if we believe in you. And we are more likely to believe in you if you believe in yourself and your art. Show More Summary

Art Online: How tech savvy are you?

Do you need to be tech savvy as an artist?I'm delivering a workshop tomorrow about how to get your art online. One of the first issues I'm addressing is how "tech savvy" people are - helped by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Bruegel to Freud - Prints from the Courtauld Gallery

Dr Rachel Sloan, the Curator of the Bruegel to Freud - Prints from the Courtauld Gallery - the summer showcase exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery is giving a talk tonight which I'm not going to be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Spectra - for seven nights in August in London

If you're in central London this week, you can see a new art installation which is on view for just seven nights.  Spectra is a column of intense white light punctuating the London sky from dusk... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

888,246 poppies - Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red is the name of the art installation at the Tower of London which will be officially unveiled tomorrow. It comprises 888,246 ceramic poppies which spill out into the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Deliver Happiness To Your Guests

I’ve been reading Delivering Happiness by Zappos founder Tony Hsieh. I highly recommend it as an inspirational story about sacrifice, drive, perseverance, and personal mission. One of the things Hsieh stresses repeatedly is how much more interested he is in experiences than in acquiring things. Show More Summary

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