1. Harvest on Hold by CES is this week’s featured art from the EBSQ home page! Every Friday I browse the new art and choose one for this blog post. If you want to be featured here, keep creating, keep sharing!
2. Business 101: Basic Business and Financial Practices for Artists – A must read!
3. 20 Things you can Use your Art For – This blog post from Kiri Østergaard Leonard is from a year ago, but it’s one of those articles that don’t have an expiration date.
4. Our September Online Exhibits are open for entries! Take a look at Celebrating Fan Art and FOTM: Sedums. What will you create?
5. Looking for figure drawing lessons online? Proko has everything from beginner to more advanced, gesture drawing to details of the eye:
1. Bunch of Carrots by Delilah Smith is this week’s featured Friday Five Artist. The contrast between the carrots and the background gives this such a fresh feeling, like summer gardens.
2. How would you like it if the entire Internet behaved liked Facebook? Big companies got all the views, while artists and indie creators were pushed to the bottom—made invisible. You need to read this easy to understand (written by an artist) article on Net Neutrality and take action today.
3. Calling All Strathmore® Card Artists! We’re looking for fresh fall and winter themed greeting card art. Submit your artwork for a chance to win cash and card products!
4. This month’s exhibits at EBSQ are underway. Have you entered? Flower of the Month: Ferns and Plein Air: Found Reflections are taking entries till June 30th.
5. World’s Street Art Finds Its Gallery With Google – Just wonderful!
1. I’d love to see a forest of bluebells like that painted by Janet M Graham in her ACEO, Bluebell Forest. Gorgeous!
2. Thumbnail sketches are a valuable tool for any artist, not matter your medium. Check out EBSQ’s Cathy Johnson’s Tip #131 to learn all about them.
3. Value, highlights, forms, pigments, strokes and more, all in 10 Things… Applying Paint by Gregory Manchess.
4. David Tracy’s Lego art, furniture on show in ‘A Million and One Pieces’ – Yes, Legos!
5. Entries are now being accepted for the May Exhibits: Under the Sea and Flower of the Month: Columbines.
1. Have a look at this delightful painting from Kimberly Vanlandingham. April Showers bring May Flowers….as well as Puddles for splashing!
2. If you only click on one link in this blog post, make it this one: 5 Simple Ways to Talk about your Art.
3. Download Free Andrew Loomis books on illustration and drawing. These are classic gems!
4. This week it was announced that a dozen previously unknown digital artworks by Andy Warhol were discovered on floppy discs dating from 1985. What a discovery!
5. We are in the final days of the April Art Exhibits at EBSQ. Have you entered? I’m putting the final touches on my piece for Medieval-Inspired Mosaics. The Bluebells exhibit could use a few more entries too!
1. Winterwood – EBSQ Artist Mark Satchwill, may be best known for his portraits, but he proves he can paint anything with this wonderful winter landscape.
2. EBSQ January Exhibits – Today is the first day to vote in January’s online exhibits. We have two shows: FOTM – Mixed Bouquet and Norse Mythology.
3. Getting Ready for the Circus Show – Claudia Roulier shares how the background of her paintings evolve.
4. How to Choose the Best Social Media Outlet – Don’t have time for multiple social networking sites? All you really need to do is pick the right one for you and your art. This article from EmptyEasel.com shares some great tips!
5. Stay Connected with EBSQ – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Forum
The entries in this months EBSQ art exhibits are some of the most beautiful images of the summer. Voting ends in two days. Have you cast your vote yet? Don’t forget to ‘Like’ your favorites on Facebook to vote in the Cloud Awards too.