EBSQ Friday Five: New Art in November

Today’s Friday Five is a taste of the spectacular art created by our artists and shared on their blogs. Featured above is: Go with the Flow by Karen Winters, Rooster No 19 by Delilah Smith, Ice Queen by Jo Hards, Blue Square Plate by Stephanie Amos, and Superb Fairy Wren by Janet M Graham.

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EBSQ Friday Five

Across the Street by Christine Striemer

1. Across the Street – This beautiful new painting by Christine E Striemer is available to purchase. Check her blog for details!

2. The Artist’s Magazine Finalist – Congratulations to Sandra Willard, a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s 30th Annual Art Competition!

3. 5 Ways to Get Inspired – Delilah Smith offers every day solutions to get inspired.

4. My New Art Studio – Yours truly moved over the summer. I shared my new studio space and goals on my blog.

5. Target Scholarships That Put an Art Degree Within Reach – US News & World Report has a great article on scholarships for artists and goes on to promote the various career opportunities for those with an art degree.

EBSQ Friday Five

Stumpy Runs Away by Vicky Knowles
Stumpy Runs Away by Vicky Knowles

1. Stumpy Runs Away – “He glides through the air with the greatest of ease, that daring tree stump on the flying trapeze…”

2. How I chose my favorite art mediums – Carmen Medlin has a wonderful post on her blog about her introduction to colored pencils and watercolors.

3. Blog Planner Worksheet – Ever have trouble decided on what to write for your blog? Stacey Zimmerman invites you to take some inspiration from her custom planner.

4. Published in Somerset Studios – Congratulations to Michele Lynch for being published in the May/June issue of Somerset Studios!

5. Engage your Facebook Art Fans – The EmptyEasel has a great tip post on keeping your Facebook Fans coming back for more. Check it out!

EBSQ 1:1 – What has influenced your art over the years?

Mary Ogle

The prevailing influence upon my artwork is technology. I was trained as a traditional oil painter, but vision problems forced me to turn to computer technology in order to see fine detail. I continue to draw and paint by hand, I simply use a mouse now instead of a brush.

Well Dressed Raven by Mary Ogle
Well Dressed Raven by Mary Ogle

Tiffany Towland-Scott

I’ve always been interested in artwork my whole life, and as a child I was an avid reader and loved fantasy novels. Now I only really have time to listen to audio books while I work, but I still generally choose fantasy novels. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke is my very favorite book, and I usually watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Stanley Tucci as Puck at least three or four times a week. I usually have movies or books playing in the studio while I work, but I also listen to symphonic metal and get a lot of my best ideas from music.

Cursed Lamia by Tiffany Towland-Scott
Cursed Lamia by Tiffany Towland-Scott