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Art Blogs Etc. #5

By November 8, 2012

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• Art critic and writer Martin Gayford, author of Man with a Blue Scarf talks about sitting for Lucian Freud in this podcast from when the Lucian Freud Portraits exhibition was on at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

• I like this idea for encouraging you to part with your money for an art video: Speeded-Up Figure Drawing Videos in which you get to see what the video will cover super-fast. It's from Australian artist Robert Stollar who's also got an interesting description of what makes an artist:

"...the difference between a draftsperson and an artist is the same as between a standard shopping centre shoe and a designer piece."

• A few things to think about when you try to write about your art from Ancient Artist: Why writing about your art might not be good for your art. "No Artist Statement can tell the whole story" is well worth remembering, so don't try to stuff everything in it and review it periodically. Make it sensible and readable; at its worst a statement can confuse people and put off potential buyers!

• Kristina Havens shares some Photos from a Portrait Workshop, and emphasizes a crucial point about a workshop, that the paintings you do are for learning, you "implement your new skills when you get back to your studio".

• Artist (and Painting Forum Host) Tina Jones has created a video on Fixing a Bulge or Tear in a Canvas.

• The photos of the 12th Annual National Miniature Exhibition at Renaissance Gallery in the USA will make you realise, amongst other more serious things, how many paintings you can get on your walls if you painted small!

Secrets to Financial Success as an Artist from Artist Daily*

*Disclosure: I write an occasional blog for Artist Daily.

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