Here are the gems:
- I had a look at some of the beautiful paintings of Joseph Raffael. His watercolour is so fresh, bright and clean. I particularly liked the glimpses into his studio. I just love pictures of studios - so inspiring!
- Although I am not a fan of acrylic paint, perhaps I should be, looking at the work of artist Rick Pas. Download a free digital feature on his acrylic layering technique at Artists Network.
- I 'stalk' Katherine Tyrell on her site Making a Mark. I subscribe to her blog posts, admire her vast art knowledge and take her advice seriously. I have particularly enjoyed Why you should get an art blog this week. I was lucky enough to feature on her Who's made a mark post recently check it out!
- It's a real treat to watch someone paint, I am so interested to see how another artist approaches their subject matter. This is a video Painting on Location with Roger Bansemer - "Heritage Park". It is quite a long, so get a coffee first. I was fascinated to see that he took a photo of the subject and projected that onto his board before he began. I also loved the glimpse into his sketchbook - wow!
- I have referred the site, Easy Oil Painting Techniques, before, and I really like this article on Pricing your art. Pricing is something most artists struggle with in the beginning, and these are some fabulous suggestions.
- Look at this snippet from the book, Ignore Everybody by cartoonist, Hugh Macleod of gapingvoid. I may need to hunt down a copy of that book! I could not resist including an example of his work here:
- The Habits that Spark Your Creative Genius is an article that I enjoyed. Isn't the internet wonderful!
- Artist Chris Hobel is another artist-cum-blogger-cum-art teacher. Her blog, Painting and Mixed Media Daily Painting is full of fabulous painting examples and clever techniques. Take some time to explore that!
Do let me know what you have found in your fossicking this week!