Indulge in Brevity
I’m much obliged this week so this is brief; I have two great links for you, and a reminder. Oh, and a question. And a watercolor sketch (above) of a corner in my kitchen with alstroemeria in the sunshine, and my neighbor’s adorable little red house playing hide and seek with the flowers around the window-frame.
Press the Refresh Button
Okay, so we’re in March already, and by now, resolutions for your increased creative output this year may have been rolled over to next week and next month by encroaching events on the calendar. Capiche? I feel your pain(t). But really, let’s yank that goal back into focus, because it’s important. And it’s not too late. Textile artist Joseph Pitcher has written tips to start your engine, and the message is spot on. If you need a dose of Refresh on your creative endeavor plans, read this.
Feast Your Eyes
If you enjoy classical realism, and you’re interested in the art emerging from new painters around the world, the Art Renewal Center is a place to browse. Their annual Salon is a Who’s Who of exceptional artists, and this year, they featured a People’s Choice Award for the first time. Have a look at some of the contenders, in an assortment of categories (sculpture, landscape, drawing, imaginative realism, portraits, etc.) to keep your eyes on the pulse of trends in realism today, and be inspired. Check out the links on the left sidebar on the site; over 3700 entries from 69 countries submitted this year, and those accepted in the Salon are worth perusing.
The discount on my new online course How to Title Your Art ends today, Monday, March 5th, so take advantage of the reduced price if you need a works-every-time system for titling your art. (Thanks to everyone who took the class and sent me glowing feedback!) Click the graphic above to visit the page, and lets generate some amazing titles to enhance your work.
If you paint with watercolor, would a mini course on watercolor paper be helpful to you? How about an intro to watercolor supplies – as in all about paint and brushes? I want to design bite-sized courses that solve problems and propel my friends to making better art, more frequently and with a deeper sense of joy in the process. Your feedback is invaluable as I work towards that goal, and I thank you for taking the time to share your ideas and insight in the comments. You rock. 💞
Thanks for visiting today, and I’ll see you in the next post,