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“Artists create environments where God relates to finite human beings”

“Artists create environments where God relates to finite human beings”

This is an good talk by Byron Spradlin at the Lausanne Movement Consultation on Arts in Mission which took place in Dallas in May this year. The whole talk is about 22 minutes, but Byron only really gets rolling after about 3 minutes, so bear with it. He has some very interesting thoughts on the role […]

Online oil painting tutorials

Online oil painting tutorials

It’s always good to see how other people paint and how they choose their brushes, materials and create their compositions. There are any number of videos on Youtube and, of course, some are better than others. In my search I came across James Willis who does a demonstration of oil painting an view in a […]

Original art being sold on-line

Original art being sold on-line

I read an interesting article yesterday about the fact that more and more people are prepared to buy original art on-line. Follow this link to read the BBC article:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23054641 I have been advertising originals on-line for some time now and have embraced the idea suggested by Jay Abraham, a business guru, of removing barriers […]

Pricing artwork

Pricing artwork

Pricing artwork is definitely a difficult issue and one which I have wrestled with since I started to show my work. Initially, I didn’t really believe that my paintings were worth buying, so my ideas for pricing artwork were foolishly low. Thankfully, a more experienced artist encouraged me to value my work more and encouraged me to […]

Is my artwork suitable for the Veritasse collection?

Is my artwork suitable for the Veritasse collection?

This is a question asked regularly by artists who are Christians, so here is the answer.  🙂 Veritasse is a Christian company, so has to consider saleability very seriously when adding pictures to the print collection. There is no point in spending time, energy and money adding pictures to the Veritasse collection which will not […]

Just discovered the Art Newspaper

Just discovered the Art Newspaper

Any artist can become isolated and be unaware of what is happening in the art world. It’s a good discipline to reconnect with the wider art world, even if Christian artists often do not see eye to eye with everything that is promoted.  I have just discovered the Art Newspaper online, which is a good overview […]

All the art quotes you will ever need!

All the art quotes you will ever need!

There are moments when artists wonder what it’s all about. They feel a strong urge to create, then struggle to get their creations as they envisaged them and then wonder why they have done it, when the world in general seems to think that art is an irrelevant sideline. In these moments, it’s good to hear from and be encouraged […]

An essential book about pigments for artists who don’t want to fade away!

An essential book about pigments for artists who don’t want to fade away!

I am recommending this book by Michael Wilcox, having read an extremely informative article by him in the International Artist magazine. The magazine introduced him as a leading expert in the science of colour (except they said color!) The article went through red pigments in different media, talking about their lightfastness or otherwise. I found […]

Talk by Matt Heard- “Artists and faith”

Talk by Matt Heard- “Artists and faith”

Just listening to a talk given by Matt Heard at the International Arts Movements Encounter conference in 2010, called Artists and Faith. Well worth listening to. You can find this and many other talks on the IAM website http://www.internationalartsmovement.org/media/ Just scroll down and choose the talk from the thumbnails on this page. It’s 43 minutes long […]

Interesting debate on the Tate blog about ownership of ideas and artist copyright

Interesting debate on the Tate blog about ownership of ideas and artist copyright

There have been changes to the copyright rules governing the work of designers. This article is worth reading and commenting on. http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/blogs/tate-debate-how-long-should-you-own-idea

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