Monthly Archives: June 2009

WHY DO ARTISTS PAINT? Part 1.


My latest shell drawing has advanced somewhat since I last posted an update. I still have tone and texture detailing to add, but I’m pleased it’s at the ‘interesting’ stage at last. Why do artists paint? This was the question … Continue reading

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ADVERTISING YOUR ART


As soon as you mention the word ‘advertising’, you mean money and finding such money to spend in this way is not always easy or appropriate. I have been saving for a new (Mac) Laptop that I will order next … Continue reading

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LABELLING YOUR ARTWORK


On several occasions over the past three years I have noticed that some artists have not had a label or some written information on the backs of their paintings. I find this quite astonishing. When checking such paintings against a … Continue reading

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BUSINESS CARDS


Every artist who wants their work seen in the public domain needs a business card. It’s the perfect reminder to someone who has seen your work on how to contact you, and where to see more of your work. You … Continue reading

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NEW CP DRAWING


“Shell Study, Baker’s Beach, Northern Tasmania”, Prismacolor pencils on Canson pastel board. This week has resulted in  a new drawing which has reached the ‘blocked-out stage’. I am now ready to add the details of texture, light and shadow to … Continue reading

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DO YOU HAVE A STUDIO? Part 2.


In the early 1990s I, had a large garage partly converted into my first “real” art studio. It was fitted out with racks to store my paintings, a large table, a wall to hang framed artwork and a small sink. … Continue reading

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DO YOU HAVE A STUDIO? Part 1.


A view of part of my studio showing my drawing table. Every artist should have a studio! That’s great in theory, but it’s not always the case for every artist. For those who are able to have “their own space”, … Continue reading

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