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.


EBSQ Friday Five


1. Into the Rabbit Hole – I love this new painting by EBSQ artist, Hilary J. England. She’s been exploring Fletcher’s color control theories. Read her blog post for more details.

2. Follow your Passion – Christine Krainock shares with her blog readers how she went from being a teacher to an artist.

3. Photo vs. Life – Erika Nelson shares some her process on painting. The photos in this blog post are beautiful!

4. John Marin Watercolor Show – Miriam Schulman shares her accidental find at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

5. MOTM: Priorities – Maureen Frank has her free downloadable mandala for the August available on her blog now. I can relate to this month’s theme!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Exhibits: Last Chance and What’s coming next

Today is the last day to enter the July Online Exhibits. We have three diverse shows: African Wildlife, Victory Garden, and Pointillism. Entry to these shows is open until this evening at 11:59 p.m. EST. Are you working on a last minute entry?

What’s coming next?

Entries are already being accepted for the August Shows. Here’s a sneak peak at what’s to come next month:

Log into your EBSQ portfolio and enter a show today!

EBSQ Facebook Artist of the Week: Carol DeMumbrum

Who and where are you?

Hi, I am Carol DeMumbrum. I paint subjects that both stop me visually and touch me emotionally. I am blessed to live on the same farm I grew up on, right outside of Nashville, Tennessee. If I have not had a paintbrush or pencil in my hand, the day does not feel complete and I am not a happy girl.

How were you introduced to Facebook?

From the social aspect at first, to keep in touch with family and friends. Now, through my business page I am able to get to know my facebook fans, and they get to know me and what is going on in and outside my studio.

Any tips for other artists starting a Facebook Page?

• Post regularly to keep your fans up to date with your work as well as a little about you.

• Have a giveaway through your blog for new facebook fans.

• Interact by asking questions — question poll feature is a great tool.

• Link your work with sites where they can purchase.

• Don’t forget to share upcoming shows, paintings that have sold as well as older paintings.

• Share links that might help other artists.

What’s your favorite Facebook Page feature?

I love the photo album feature, you can create an album and continue to add to it and it puts the latest photo at the top of your page. This feature is great to use for available paintings, sold paintings and any other photos you would like to group together.

Example: Photo album of the critters that taunt my dog outside my studio—a fan favorite.

What’s coming next from your studio?

Lots of plein air paintings. I belong to a local group of plein air artists called the Chestnut Group, a nonprofit alliance of landscape artists and friends dedicated to the conservation & preservation of vanishing landscapes in Middle Tennessee.
I am also planning a series of bovine paintings with a bit of a Nashville flair. Thanks for stopping a minute to read a little about me! I would love to get to know you! I hope you will visit and like my facebook page, and learn more about what is going on inside and outside my studio.

Carol DeMumbrum on Facebook

EBSQ Friday Five

Halloween Folk Art by Jane Berryman

1. Halloween Folk Art – Check out the latest spooky-cute creations from Jane Berryman!

2. Plein Air Poker – Georgia artists should stop by Pat Burn’s blog for details on an upcoming Plein Air Event in Flovilla, Ga.

3. Rembrandt Road Trip – Miriam Schulman has details on five Rembrandt shows you won’t want to miss.

4. October 2011: Open Heart – It’s time for the latest Mandala of the Month, brought to you by Maureen Frank.

5. Each Friday in October I will be featuring one piece Halloween Art in the EBSQ Friday Five. On Halloween day I will feature all of them and more from EBSQ artist’s blogs. I will be trolling the blogs for spooky art all month, but we have A LOT of artist blogs. If you want to ensure you are in this special feature email a link to your blog post with Halloween art to makepeace.arts[at]gmail[dot]com. In the subject please put Halloween at EBSQ.

EBSQ Friday Five

The EBSQ Friday Five offers a brief look at noteworthy news from around the EBSQ Artist Blogosphere. This week features four entries from our June Shows plus an introduction.

1. Unto the Hills – Carol Demumbrum shares the inspiration behind her entry to the Plein Air Show.

Unto the Hills by Carol Demumbrum

2. Pansy Sisters – Sara Burrier’s entry to the Pansy and Violas Show is a magical delight!

3. Resting – For the One Word Concept Show Mary T. Scandurro painted on clayboard for the first time. Read about her experience.

4. Yellow Pear II – All I can say about Torrie Smiley’s Redux entry is…Wow!

5. Last, but not least, I want to welcome Harlan to the wonderful world of blogging! She is an amazing painter and needle felt artist who inspires us everyday with her talents. Check out her blog today:

EBSQ Friday Five

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

1. 365 Days of Art – Day 287 – I’ve known about artist, Kathleen Ralph’s 365 Days of Art for some time, but I didn’t know she also has a Postcard Project. Stop by her blog and be sure to click on the links to the project. Hint: Free Art!!

2. Plein Air Georgia Paint Out – Pat Burns and many artist around Georgia will be out in force this weekend painting. See the details on her blog.

3. OPS Paint out in Granbury – Yes, it’s that time of year for sure. Tina Bohlman shares her new Watercolor Palette Shelf, perfect for plein air painting.

4. SRP’s Fridge-a-Thon – Artist Joanne Gallery shares some info on the upcoming Fridge-a-Thon in Phoenix, AZ. Don’t miss out on seeing her and many other artists who’ve used a fridge as they canvas!!

5. Huge Weekend in Chattanooga, TN – This weekend is the annual WHO-FEST, celebrating art and music. Our very own Suzan Buckner will there with many other artist.

Have a great weekend and for you Americans, a safe one too on this holiday weekend.