Monday, July 12, 2010

Hay Bales I, Outdoor Still Life, Art Tip #23

Hay Bales


12" x 12"


Hay Bales I is the second in a series that I began last fall. The painting "Barley Fields" in the previous post was the first and I will be posting the third in a few days. I've been "off my blog" for a few months and have missed the interaction. We were doing a remodel on our bath, gutted it, so it took way more than the 3 weeks I had in my mind. Just finished up a three day art festival here in Sun Valley, which was very successful even with the thunder storms on Saturday...I got drenched but my paintings stayed dry!

Allison Stanfield is having a great sale on her audio tapes, soon to be discontinued. You might want to check them out and see if there are some you want to add to your art marketing library. I find listening to tapes over and over helpful. I only retain so much from one listening and will generally learn more with each. Plus, I enjoy loaning out my tapes and art books to students and artist friends.

Art tip # 23 Keep a record of what books, videos, tapes, etc. you loan out (date of loan, return date, name and telephone of loan-ee). I currently have one book to track down. I was mentoring a high school senior project two years ago and loaned a book...didn't record it and just recently went to read the book..not there! Now to remember the students name, etc. ..practice what I preach!