1. Art Seen: Lunga pausa di silenzio (Long Silence) is a beautiful, dream-like watercolor by Alessandro Andreuccetti. The contrasting colors pulled me in!
2. Artist Guide: PACT published an excellent article this week by Armand Carbrera on copyright – Protecting Copyright.
3. How To: “How to Video Your Art” Part 1: Camera Guide – I know some of you have been wondering!
4. In the News: The Case Against Art Show Entry Fees – Let me know what you think in the comments below!
5. Exhibits: We have two exhibits this month, Naked Trees and Airships. Don’t miss out!
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?
Congratulations to all our exhibit winners!
Out of the Flames by Amanda Makepeace
Doctor Who :The Crimson Terror by Mark Satchwill
I Heard a Fly Buzz….: Emily Dickinson Tribute by Patience
Thunder In The Mountains by Mark Satchwill
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Lime Zinger Sedum by Lindi Levison
Succulent by Monique Morin Matson
Sedum Green by Carolyn Schiffhouer
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1. Pumpkin Everything by Torrie Smiley is a reminder that October is on the horizon, which means we’ll be seeing more pumpkins and delightful spooky creations!
2. Making money from art: How to build a thriving freelance business – The title says it all.
3. No Rules: A collaborative adventure in painting – Have you ever collaborated with another artist?
4. There are a few days remaining to vote in the August EBSQ Exhibits. Do it now! Also, entries are being accepted for the September Exhibits: Celebrating Fan Art and Flower of the Month: Sedums.
5. Artist Tips: Overcoming shyness and learning to speak to clients
1. This week’s Featured Friday Five artist is April Trice and her entrancing photograph, Undulation. Those blues… The water… Can I go there?
2. Dragon Con is next week in Atlanta, yours truly and fellow EBSQ artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith will be in the 2014 Art Show. If you’re attending don’t miss the Art Show!
3. How to Commission an Illustration – I think this should be recommending reading! Thank you to Mark Satchwill for sharing this with me.
4. We are nearing the deadline for the August Exhibits at EBSQ. Don’t miss out on the chance of winning prize money for Member’s Choice!
5. Making Purple: The Science of Art – Another short but excellent video from The National Gallery in London.
1. Vibrant colors and wet petals after a rain is what comes to mind when I look at Ulrike Martin’s latest watercolor painting, Abstract Flowers. It’s a beautiful time of year here in the Northern Hemisphere.
2. There are only a few more days left to enter our June Exhibits. Have you entered? Check them out: Flower of the Month: Ferns and Plein Air: Found Reflections.
3. I Hate Marketing – Sound familiar? I’m sure I may have used that phrase once or twice. Jon Schindehette talks marketing, some simple tricks and lessons learned.
4. Tutorial: Watercolor Tricks with Copic Various Ink & Multiliners
5. What Do Artists Do All Day – Frank Quitely: Scottish comic book artist.
1. The soft colors and swishes in Alma Lee’s digital artwork, Birth of the Butterfly 1, is an exquisite dance.
2. While I’m on the topic of digital art, Wacom has a great board on Pinterest – 90 Tips in 90 Days!
3. I downloaded a great resource this week via Muddy Colors – Art Business Bootcamp: Getting your Found (Social Media, Self-Promotion, and More). The download is free!!
4. We are half-way through May now, have you entered one of our online exhibits? This month EBSQ is hosting Under the Sea and Flower of the Month: Columbines. The Member’s Choice winner receives prize money too!
5. In the news: Is it art or is it craft? Two Boise Art Museum exhibits blur the lines.