EBSQ Friday Five

Abstract Birch Tree Forest Louise Mead

1. Abstract Birch Tree Forest – Beautiful new abstracts from Louise Mead!

2. Reflective Surface on Zeta – Jeanne Forsyth tests out a paper from Stillman and Birn’s Zeta series.

3. Sketchbook and Planning – Do you keep a sketchbook? Does a lot of planning go into your artworks? I discuss my process, or lack of one, on my personal blog.

4. Strathmore 2013 Online Workshops – Registration is open for this year’s FREE workshop series from Strathmore. This year’s workshops are: Abstract Fine Art Painting with Mixed Media, Sketching and Drawing with Toned Paper, and Artful Card-Making Techniques.

5. How to: A Successful Group Exhibition – EmptyEasel.com has a great article on how to organize and curate your own group exhibition.


EBSQ Friday Five

The EBSQ Friday Five offers a brief look at noteworthy news from around the EBSQ Artist Blogosphere.

1. Studio Time at Last! – Aimee Dingman is back! Life took over for a bit, mostly in the form of college papers, but now she’s back and you can expect see more of her wonderful art.

Apple, 8 x 10, acrylic on canvas

2. The Would be Prince – Alma Lee shares her very first cubic frog!

3. The Oil Painting Saga Continues – Jennifer Lommers shares how to both clean your brushes and be environmentally friendly.

4. WIP – Handpainted Magnets – Jennifer Williams is on a painting spree! You won’t believe how many magnets she is painting!

5. My Featured Artist – Every month artist Sherry Key is featuring an artist on her blog. Stop by to see who she chose for May. 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone!

EBSQ Friday Five

The EBSQ Friday Five offers a brief look at noteworthy news from around the EBSQ Artist Blogosphere.

Heroes of the Underground Railroad by Lisa Nelson

1. In Honor of Black History Month – Artist Lisa Nelson took time out to remember the heroes of the Underground Railroad. What a special way to honor Black History Month!

2. Artist Survival 101: Setting up a New Printer – If you haven’t read this, read it now! Artist Jennifer Lommers shares the art of making prints of your work.

3. How do you Know? – Claudia Roulier discusses a question all artists face at one time or another, how do you know when it’s finished? Some great insight here.

4. Being Found – An Art Licensing Interview – Kate Harper interviews EBSQ artist Laura Barbosa on art licensing. Great advice for anyone interested in licensing their artwork.

5. Fast Forward to “Shoreline Shadows” – And for your viewing enjoyment Brenda Boylan shares a video of her pastel painting process.

Have a great weekend folks!