Monday, October 26, 2015

Blog Topics for Artists

There are always times when life gets a little crazy and you're not able to post artwork, so I thought I'd share a few blogging topic ideas.


Favorite art books on your bookshelf
Favorite art magazines
A peek at your art journal
Photos of your studio / work space ( I mean how it REALLY looks)




Your creative process
Guest blogger
Your use of art prompts (strategies that prompt imagination & creativity)
Visually inspiring trips around town
 



Workshops you would like to attend 
Stories behind your art
Best art advice you've ever received
An art workshop experience (Here's a link to a Leslie Saeta workshop I attended:  Leslie's Workshop.

Leslie's workshop was in California.


Art blogs that inspire you
Links to Calls for Artists
Favorite art YouTube videos / podcasts
Favorite Artists from a particular period

Manet
Monet


24 comments:

  1. Your blog is such a gift. Thanks for all these wonderful suggestions. I truly am in awe of your paintings of the two giants - Manet and Monet. You are an amazing artist and nurturer of artists..

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    1. Thank you so much, Julie. I think your lovely blog is a gift!!

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  2. Bonjour chère amie,

    Tout comme vous, je me rends compte qu'il est difficile de trouver le temps nécessaire pour publier mon travail. Je travaille régulièrement mais tellement lentement !
    Des suggestions intéressantes pour palier à ce souci !
    J'aime beaucoup votre goût pour ces deux merveilleux Maîtres qu'étaient Manet et Monet.
    Gauguin, Manguin, Jean Cocteau, Modigliani sont également des peintres que j'aime énormément.

    ❀ ✺ ❀ Gros bisous ❀ ✺ ❀

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    1. Thank you, Martine. I share your admiration for these other painters, too!

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  3. Wow, thank you, Chris- stuff you kind of forget about but that are too important to forget about! As always, your work is truly unique....

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    1. Thanks, Laurie! I should take some of my own advice.

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  4. Chris, your work always enchants me and this time is no exception! Claude Monet is one of my favourite artists! :)

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    1. Thank you, Linda! Hard to beat Monet. Visiting his home at Giverny is on my bucket list.

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  5. Chris, thank you for the great ideas. I love your blog and I love Manet and Monet. Terrific job on the portraits!

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    1. Thank you for the lovely compliment, Candy! Now maybe I should put my money where my mouth is.

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  6. Hello Chris,
    Nice to get a look to other artists and see how they come to new ideas.
    Beautiful all these workshops. Nice to see Leslie with her boats
    It's very impressive.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. Thank you, Marco. When I look for inspiration, I don't have to look any further than your blog. You are such a gifted photographer!

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  7. sometimes I am tempted to post photos of how the studio looks before its cleaned, (if it ever is :p) but then I come to my sense :p

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    1. I love to see messy studios - part of the mystique (and makes me feel less of a studio slob).

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  8. Thank you! You have pointed to lots of fodder for blogging ... however, not sure my studio would be something anyone would want to see!

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    1. I want to see it! That's what I really enjoyed about the studio tour last weekend - people painting in their basements, dining rooms, bedrooms. And then there were the lucky ones with "real" studios. But your most often used studio, Teri, is probably the best - the plein air studio. Doesn't get any more beautiful than that!

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  9. These are true gems!! I love all these ideas and your willingness to share. Your blog is the gift that keeps on giving. Manet and Monet would enjoy these two portraits as I do, What great, subtle value work.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. If I could only travel back in time and spend a summer with the wild ones.

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  10. Hi Chris, I'm glad I came back to have another look at your blog as I think the first time I saw your beautiful execution of these two giants of Impressionism, I must have been so mesmerised that I forgot to comment! They are exquisite, so delicately rendered but totally strong. Thank you for the blog tips too - great ideas.
    Sharon

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    1. Thank you so much, Sharon. And it's kind of fun to shake up the blog once in a while!

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  11. What a wonderfully informative post Chris - it's kind of you to share these tips. Loved seeing your studio - mine really is too beyond the pale to show to the world at the moment.
    How wonderful to have attended Leslie Saeta's workshop.
    Love that "Portland" neon - is it Art Deco?

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! That sign does look Deco-ish, but I really don't know. And yes, Leslie Saeta's workshop was my favorite.

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  12. Thanks for all the great suggestions for blogging Chris and these paintings of two great artists. Beautiful!! I really enjoy your blog, it puts mine to shame. I must try and do something about it:)

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    1. Thanks, Karen. And you have a great blog - with paintings!! I hope to have more consistent posts with paintings, too!!

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