Art, Coffee, Tea and Blogs

Thought you might like to see some of my expresso pot collection. They don’t just sit on a shelf. I do use them. Well anyway its on to this session’s list of blogs. enjoy.

This is a great view of color wheels and how they have changed along with background concepts.

This site offers some great freebies. ( I get nothing if you go there)

I know you probably already go to youtube but and are sick of art history but this site is pretty good.

Understanding Contemporary Art MOOC
by John David Evert from Open Online Academy


That’s it for now. I’ll be back after the New Year with lots more so remember

Imagination is never still. The marks we make are Verbs!

Art, Coffee, Tea and Blogs


So this week I’ve got a few special blogs and sites for you;

Art Review

This twice-monthly mini magazine will keep you up to date with everything that’s preventing ArtReview’s editorial staff and contributors from getting a good night’s sleep, plus all the latest news and gossip from the international artworld. In addition we’ll bring you previews and reviews of exhibitions, biennials, art fairs and auctions, as well as anything else we feel like making a fuss about.

Want to go down the rabbit hole and come up in a far away place this is the one for you. I can spend hours just looking at magazines. And not just art.

Painting Perceptions

I took the following from their site

This site started with an emphasis on painters who had some connection to observed vision in their work but over time the blog grew to become more inclusive; as much perceptions on painting as it is about perceptual painting. We examine a wide range of stylistic approaches from extremely loose abstraction to precise realism and everything in between.

That’s it for now. I’m off to the studio to finish a couple of new pieces. You’ll see them posted soon! And remember…

Imagination is never still. The marks we make are verbs

Coffee, Tea, Art and Blogs

I’m sitting here having my coffee, and I thought you might like to explore some of the blog sites that I read. They are mostly about art, but you’ll notice, as time goes on, I tend to wander:


Tilted Arch is an online journal that features in-depth and long standing concerns about the making of art. We engage artists directly, preferring to incorporate their own voice on practice, intention, materiality, installation and inspiration.



Art F City creates and archives critical discourse, and commissions ambitious artist projects. Through a daily mix of blunt criticism, commentary and community-minded journalism, we add an unparalleled dosage of purposeful opinion to the contemporary art community.


PRLOG is a site you can use to write and distribute FREE press releases


One more thing before I go, there’s a weekly art paper that I think is interesting so I’ll post a link here
Its called Contemporary Artist and Art check it out.

That’s it for now but I’ll be posting again next week, so come on back! And remember:
Imagination is never still, the marks we make are verbs

Clean Color Reprint

I’ve been subscribed to and reading Fine Art Views for the past few years and have always found it informative. There is an smooth narrative style that is easy to digest. From time to time I think it will be fun to reprint some of the information.

Clean Color
by Keith Bond

But first, what is clean color? Clean color does not necessarily mean pure color straight from the tube. Ironically, clean color can be gray, neutral, muted, subdued, etc. Or it can be bright and pure. The color’s chroma does not determine whether it is clean or not. The Russians have beautifully sophisticated grays. Yet they are clean. How or why? In his book Alla Prima, Richard Schmid defines muddy colors as a mixture of color that is simply the wrong temperature. So, if that is true – and I agree with Richard – then it follows that clean color is simply a mixture in which the temperature is correct. The key to the Russian artists’ sophisticated grays is proper temperature. […]

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Endangered Species and the ARTCORE Newsletter

The June/July issue of ARTCORE is now available FREE AS ALWAYS at ARTCORE
This issues Featured Interview is with Rick Cannizzaro
“I have been creating art ever since I can remember, back to when I was a little child. That joy, the memory of a child creating a picture still inspires me today.”
Read the entire interview here

Articles included
Speaking the “Lingo” of Oil Painting Artists
Being able to speak the language of the arts can be helpful if you are ever want to commission a painting and need to converse with the artist. The artist will also find the following definitions beneficial in expanding their fine art vocabulary.

The Pastel Painting Process
Pastels are one of the purest and richest forms of art mediums. They have more pigment and less binder than any other medium. As any pastelist will tell you, it is almost like painting with pure, unadulterated color.

Paul Gauguin – An Art Movement Founder
Post-Impressionist artist Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin was known for his color experimentations.
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