Tower watercolor 9 x 3"
Most of the bogs I enjoy reading on a regular basis are art blogs and the majority of those are the blogs of individual artists. In addition to these I follow a couple of cooking blogs, a couple of gardening blogs, a blog about dividend investing, and two or three miscellaneous blogs, not the least being Zen and the Barefoot Joggler, I’ve found a wealth of information there, from tips on lucid dreaming to where to find a push ups plan.
I like to read the artists’ blogs just to see what other artists are up to. My favorite posts are the ones where the artist is writing just as if they were speaking to you in person – it feels as if you’ve just dropped by their studio. You may get a privileged sneak peek at what they’re working on as well as finding out what’s going on, whether they’re up or down, happy or tired, excited about some good news, or dreading a deadline.
So you can see what I’m talking about, here are a few links:
Works By Tracy Helgeson is not only fun to read, but has wonderful artwork, as well as occasional how to info, for examplethis post about painting the edges of finished panels for display.
Visiting Laurel Lines, the blog of Laura Frankstone is like having permission to peruse her sketchbook/diary/ travelogue. This post talks about her plans to draw and paint water themes.
Soliloquy, the blog of Los Angeles artist Cassandra Tondro shows her continual discovery of materials and processes, like this one with bark, flowers, and pomegranate rind.