Paintings for Ants

miniature paintings

I love these works by the South African artist Lorraine Loots. She started out back in 2013 doing a painting a day for a whole year which became the 365 Paintings for Ants project. Her miniature a day challenge was a success and she has continued the practice each year since. In 2014 she produced the 365 Postcards for Ants series where she explored her home city of Cape Town each day. Lovers of her work can bid on the original miniature painting or a very limited edition print of each piece is also sold.Continue Reading

Wearable Sculpture Because Clothes are so Yesterday

wearable sculpture

Tired of looking like all the other sheep in boring old textile clothes? You might be interested in wearable wooden sculpture! American artist Tracy Featherstone’s wooden creations may not win any awards for comfort, in fact some are more like walking prisons than clothes, but you’ll definitely be noticed walking down the street in them. They’re the craziest, coolest things I have seen in a long while, I love them! ;-) Continue Reading

5 Things I Hate about Pinterest

pinterest for artists

So, the last post I made about Pinterest was Pinterest and I on our honeymoon. Everything was perfect, we never argued and we thought we would live on the beach sipping cocktails for the rest of our lives. Well, a thousand or so pins later and now I see that Pinterest isn’t perfect. She’s still better than any of the social media alternatives and I still love her, but here’s a few things that bother me..Continue Reading

Art Plus Pinterest Equals Awesome!

art news on pinterest

I haven’t been posting much on Art News Blog lately as I was lost in a cave, but I’m out now and the art sun is shining, so I’m sure I’ll be out there looking for all sorts of arty things to talk about and share in the coming weeks. Something that I have discovered and fallen in love with just recently is Pinterest!! I have had an account for ages now but it just never clicked with me, I didn’t know what to do with it. It is THE social media platform for artists.Continue Reading

Matt Sesow in Australia – 19 Karen

matt sesow on gold coast

I’m just going to pretend that I haven’t stopped posting for a couple of months and continue on like all is normal. Actually it probably is normal for me to disappear for a couple of months ;-) Anyway, I was recently on holidays for a week on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and saw the DC artist Matt Sesow showing at the 19 Karen gallery at Mermaid Beach! His wife Dana Ellyn and the Italian artist Agostino Iacurci were also showing work.Continue Reading

Restricted Areas in Russia by Photographer Danila Tkachenko

russian landscape

Danila Tkachenko’s ‘Restricted Areas’ project is a look at once important areas in Russia which are now deserted. Abandoned government projects, hidden cities, forgotten science, and empty buildings that were a part of a technological push forward. The cold Russian winter and the lens of Tkachenko have teamed up to remember these areas and make them beautiful. White is my favorite color :-) Continue Reading

John David Wissler Paints Italy

italian landscape paintings

Everywhere I look lately I seem to come across amazing landscape paintings. The landscapes I love the most are those that can’t be mistaken for anything other than a painting. If it looks like a photograph of a landscape it’s probably better off being a photograph. John David Wissler’s landscape paintings are wonderful little painterly gems. They’re the sort of work I want to have around me at the moment as I need as much calm and beauty as I can find. I can’t afford to buy a Wissler landscape but I have one as my computer desktop at the moment ;-) Continue Reading

Having Thick Skin Always Helps

thinking monkey

I’m not sure if this post is going anywhere, but I was just thinking about how many extra layers of skin I have had to grow over the years to be able to deal with life. As an artist you have to be able to deal with criticism or you should never let anyone see your work, ever. As a business owner you have to be able to deal with rude customers. As a blogger publishing opinions online you have to deal with those who don’t like your opinions. As a person you have to deal with LIFE. Continue Reading

Edwin Kenjiro Gardiner Interiors

edwin gardiner exhibition

Edwin Kenjiro Gardiner will be showing at The Q Exhibition Space in Queanbeyan, Australia. It’s two separate exhibitions by the artist. ‘Price of Oil’ looks at more environmental and political issues while ‘Presence and Absence’ looks at human spaces and interiors. So the politics may make you mad, but the welcoming interiors will give you a space to think and relax. Lets look at some of Edwin’s interiors..Continue Reading

Chris Langlois Landscapes at Olsen Irwin

seascape painting by chris langlois

Weather Systems by Chris Langlois opens at the Olsen Irwin gallery in Sydney on the 20th of this month. I like his large realist works of the sea and clouds, they’re minimalist and make you ponder, just as the sea itself does. But I like his smaller, much looser landscape sketches much more. They’re so much more free and alive. I know which works would have been more fun to paint! Continue Reading