EBSQ Friday Five

Violet Flower by Luiza Vizoli

1. I’ve had flowers on the brain lately, it’s that time of year when the wild violets are beginning to bloom. Naturally Luiza Vizoli’s bold violet caught my eye.

2. The TwitterArtExhibit opened last night in Orlando, Florida. From what I can tell it was a great success! I know of at least a few EBSQ artists who participated, including myself. Did you? The exhibit runs till April 11, 2014. Proceeds from art sales go to benefit The Center for Contemporary Dance, Special Needs Classes.

3. Ever thought of building your own painting box? Howard Lyon shares the plans, the materials and more.

4. This Is What Happens When a Graphic Designer Turns GIFs Into Art – These are amazing, but if you’re susceptible to motion sickness don’t click on that link!

5. What do Artists do all day? – This is a fascinating series of videos I wish I could say I found, but I didn’t.  You can see the original post from ImagineFX on Facebook. The video below is part 1 of 2 on printmaker Norman Ackroyd.

EBSQ Friday Five

Flame-o by Vicky Knowles

1. Flame-0 – not just a fire-breathing penguin but also the cause of Global Warming. I love the artistic mind of Vicky Knowles.

2. 10 Things about Painting in Oils – Because everyone should read these posts by Greg Manchess. This one is from a year ago, but the tips never expire.

3. Submission deadline for the 2014 TwitterArtExhibit is February 21st, this means you art must be in their hands by this date. This year’s exhibit benefits the Center for Contemporary Dance, Special Needs Class in Orlando, FL.

4. In the News: Kid Crawls On Million-Dollar Artwork, Internet Lets Out Collective WTF? – Wow. My own thoughts? While living in London I took my young daughter to the Tate Modern on numerous occasions and she NEVER would have done this in my presence or otherwise.

5. 5 Ways to Earn Money as an Artist (Without Selling at a Gallery) – Another gem from EmptyEasel.com.

EBSQ Friday Five

Dreamer by Alma Lee
Dreamer by Alma Lee

1. If you frequent our forums, today’s featured art should look familiar to you. Artist Alma Lee has been creating a series of digital artworks inspired by Tamara de Lempicka. Her latest, Dreamer, is my favorite in the series.

2. Did you know 71 percent of all art collectors having purchased art online? Read: How Mobile Technology is Accelerating Online Art Growth.

3. This year’s Twitter Art Exhibit is taking place in Orlando to benefit the Center for Contemporary Dance, Special Needs Classes. Deadline to enter is February 21st! I won’t be able to make it to the exhibit, but my art will be there.

4. Have you seen the Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at Jessica Chastain as Merida.

5. Ever wanted to learn how to paint digitally? Concept Artist and Illustrator Matt Kohr has a FREE video library at CtrlPaint.com that begins with traditional skills and progresses into advanced digital painting. Did I mention it’s FREE?