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Creative Block Book is Awesome


Photo of art supplies with book titled Creative Block
Woohoo! The Jealous Curator has put out a book and (check out the pic below) I got my hands on one! If you don't know about The Jealous Curator you have to check it out
here. It is a blog which features awesome artwork by artists from all over the globe. The new book is called "Creative Block" and it's worth it's weight in gold. This book offers insight via interviews with 50 artists. At the end of each artist's section the artist…

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Artist Website: Michael Gaudreau


Painting of large house with tower next to large tree"Cylburn Mansion" by Michael Gaudreau 


Today we are featuring the artist website of Michael Gaudreau whose landscape works are filled with a sense of movement and light. Michael uses oil paint and pastels to create these works that showcase the ability for both these mediums to be fluid and soft. The loose brush strokes lend a fresh and kinetic energy to the work while the details of the subject seem carefully reduced to their essence…

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Confident Artists: Be Weird and Own It


Photo of text If you're going to be weird, be confident about it

 

Artists get a bad rap sometimes. Dismissed as weirdos by a public that is often terrified to express themselves. I think the best way to counter the fear is with confidence. Don't present your ideas with shaking hands and wobbly steps. Own it. We work hard to express our ideas so when we present them to people we have to become confident artists.

 

In order to be outwardly confident you need to do some inner work. Try writing as an…

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Studio Sundays: From the Art Studio of Audrey Kawasaki


Photo of artist working in her art studio

 

Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of artist Audrey Kawasaki. This artist works on wooden panels and let's the beautiful wood grain shows through in her work. Her lines are very delicate, as is her paint application. Her work usually features female figures and erotic undertones. The grain of the wood always seems in perfect harmony…

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Portfolio Website: Boudewijn Korsmit


Painting with expressive brush strokes of man head with dark features

By Boudewijn Korsmit.

 

Today we are showcasing work from the online portfolio of Boudewijn Korsmit. I really enjoy the watery layers of paint application in these pieces. Boudewijn allows marks to be created by extremely wet application and dripping creating ephemeral marks that come together to form faces. The white of the paper is frequently preserved to create light in the works which creates nice contrast particularly in the…

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Funky Art GIF Made From "Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander" by Whistler


Animated GIF of young girl dancing

 

Love it! This is a good example of the type of art made online these days. Not all website builders allow you to upload animated GIFS. We make it really easy to add GIFS to your website.


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Invent Context for Your Art: My Art + Steve Zissou


three images of water color paintings and Bill Murray

 

How fun would it be to invent context for your artwork? Super fun. Recently my artwork was included in a unique little collection. The collection is a grouping of artwork designed for a fictitious character. Put together by well-known art blogger, The Jealous Curator, the collection I was featured in was designed for The Life Aquatic's Steve Zissou. Wes Anderson's films are fun and creative and he is definately a kindred spirit so I…

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Kickstarter for Artists Part 1 of 2


Photo of mural on wall with Kickstarter text and image of jogger

 

Kickstarter is a powerful tool for creatives. This is the first of a two-part series where I am introducing Kickstarter for artists and in the following article we'll be looking at what it takes to create a successful Kickstarter campaign by looking at some funded projects.

 

Ok so first let's talk about what Kickstarter is. It's a crowdfunding platform. Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project by accepting small portions…

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Artist Website: Susan Mackey


Photo on archival paper of Brighton Pier

"Brighton Pier" Photograph printed on archival matte paper. By Susan Mackey.

 

Today's we feature artwork from the website of photographer Susan Mackey from London, England. Her photographs dance between drawing and painting while hinting at the magic of the world. There is a subtle magic that lingers in the images that Susan creates, as though she is giving us the opportunity to peer into a secret version of the world that we thought…

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Artist Franck De Las Mercedes' Home and Studio Burns Down: Please Send Some Encouragement


Photo of half burned house with text on top stating Sending Peace Love and Hope


Recently we received news that a member of Artist Run Website's community, Franck De Las Mercedes had tragically lost his home and studio in a fire. Franck is known for his expressive, bright paintings and a project called Peace Boxes - a mail-art project that sends peace, love and hope to people all over the world. 


We wanted to help the De Las Mercedes family by letting others know about the incident so that you can offer support…

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