Winter Outdoor Painting Tips for the Plein Air Painter

Anyone planning a plein air adventure for their Winter Landscape Exhibit entry? Take look at this great video from artist Lori McNee.

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EBSQ Friday Five

Ruby Crowned Kinglet by Janet M Graham

1. Art Seen: Janet Graham’s Ruby Crowned Kinglet is a little gem. I love her small bird paintings!

2. Artist Guide: How to Multiply your Art Revenue – I don’t think there is any one way to sell art, or increase sales, but this guide by Chris Wilson has some merit. I think everyone could tweak this method to suit their art business.

3. Learning Resources: Tip #14 from Cathy Johnson – Capturing the Effect of Distance and Depth.

4. In the News: 13 things about the man who gave his $500-million art collection to LACMA

5. Film: Mr. Turner will open to limited release (USA) in December, but it has been on tour with film festivals around the world. Have you seen it?

EBSQ Friday Five

Zombie Pumpkin by Jordana Hawen

1. Art Seen: This Zombie Pumpkin by Jordana Hawen is soooo creepy cute! He’s on the front page now. Go have a look!

2. Inspiration: EBSQ’s Sherry Key shared a link to Danish artist, Lise Meijer, blog post on how to get unstuck. Her #1 one way is the same as mine: ‘move the body.’ Going for a walk or anything that takes me out of the studio and gets the blood flowing is my best fix for any problem I’m having a with a painting.

3. Artist Guide: Muddy Colors has an excellent post by Greg Ruth titled, The Art and the Artist. The article is a guide for how we present ourselves as creators in this digital age–our online and offline presence and actions.

4. Learning Resources: Tip #116 from Cathy Johnson – Studio in a Backback. This is a must read if you’re planning a holiday and want to bring along some art supplies or if you’re on a mission to capture that hidden watercolor off the beaten trail.

5. In the News: If you’re lucky enough to earn a living from your art, you’re probably white. The thing about racial diversity among working artists in America is that it pretty much doesn’t exist.

EBSQ Friday Five

Halloween Skull by CES

1. Art Seen: Halloween is steadily approaching. It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t share a Halloween Skull by EBSQ’s own CES.

2. Artist Guide: 10 Website Mistakes that Kill Your Art Sales

3. Learning Resources: Tip #84 from Cathy Johnson – Sketching on the Spot in Cold Weather.

4. Exhibits: It won’t be long till the calendar turns over and we are November. Now is the time to start plannings for the November Exhibits at EBSQ. Coming up we have Airships (Zeppelins to Steampunk) and Naked Trees.

5. In the News:  Are Over Half the Works on the Art Market Really Fakes?

 

EBSQ Friday Five

A Colorful Burst by Delilah Smith

1. Art Seen: A Colorful Burst by Delilah Smith captures the magic of autumn unfolding in the northern hemisphere.

2. Learning Resources: Tip #29 from Cathy Johnson – Utilizing Negative Shapes. “Don’t draw your subject, but where your subject is NOT.”

3. Exhibits: Congratulations to our September EBSQ Exhibit Winners!

4. Artist Guide: When and How to Negotiate During a Sale: A Guide for Artists

5. In the News: Tax Court Ruling is Seen as a Victory for Artists

EBSQ Friday Five

Pumpkins by Cyra R Cancel

1. Art Seen: October is here, so you know what that means. I like to hijack the EBSQ blog to share anything and everything related to Halloween, Autumn and the Harvest. Today, Cyra R Cancel’s Pumpkins painting caught my eye on the front page. Look at those oranges!

2. Call for Artists: Strathmore has announced their 2015 Greeting Card Contest. Click through for more details on how to enter and the prizes.

3. Exhibits: It’s time to vote in the September EBSQ Online Art Exhibits. Only members of EBSQ may vote. Take a look at Celebrating Fan Art and our Flower of the Month: Sedum show.

4. Learning Resources: Tip #51 from Cathy Johnson – Color and Value. “Value does all the work, but color gets all the credit.”

5. In the News: Take a Tour of LAX’s Surprisingly Impressive Art Collection

 

EBSQ Friday Five

Rose Pixie by Sara Burrier

1. Art Seen: Rose Pixie by Sara Burrier is a magical way to end the week!

2. Head’s Up: Next month is the start of our annual Think Pink Exhibit at EBSQ. Artists submit artworks that are predominately Pink along with a fee for the exhibit. The fee goes into a donation pool for Breast Cancer education, support, and early detection. Read about last year’s exhibit and see the art – Think Pink 2013.

3. Learning Resources: Art Tip #120 from EBSQ Artist Cathy Johnson – Working on Toned Paper: Cathy has some wonderful tips on her site. I’ll be sharing more in the weeks to come.

4. In the News: An Infamous Art Forger on His Most Convincing Works

5. Exhibits: We are nearing the last week of September. Have you entered in one or both of our September Exhibits? Member’s Choice receives a monetary award!