Inspirations

5 Of My Favorite Art Blogs And A New Painting Start

Takhi/Przewalsky's horses at Takhiin Tal, 2013

Takhi/Przewalsky’s horses at Takhiin Tal, 2013; this is the brush drawing

Working away on my paintings for a couple of juried shows and the WildArt Mongolia Expedition 2013 group art exhibition which will be held from June 3-13 at the National Museum of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar. Hope to start sharing finished pieces in the next week or so, but, in the meantime, here’s the start of one from reference shot at Takhiin Tal, a takhi stallion moving his harem along.

Today, I’d like to share the links to some of my favorite art blogs.

1. Gurney Journey– James Gurney, the celebrated author of the Dinotopia series, also has one of the best and most interesting art blogs around. He posts every day on a wide range of topics, from great artists of the past, to practical how-tos, to the science of perception.

2. Pencil Shavings– Fine drawing doesn’t really get the respect (or prices) it deserves. My friend and colleague Terry Miller is a master of the medium and was chosen last year to receive the Master Wildlife Artist Award by the Lee Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin.

3. Underpaintings– Mathew D. Innis’ blog is a great one-stop source of current and upcoming art exhibitions with lots of art to look at and drool over.

4. Jim McVicker PaintingsJim and his wife, also an excellent painter, have been friends of mine for years. Jim’s dedication and the consistent high quality of his work is an inspiration for me. He lives and works here in Humboldt County, which is his main subject matter. He is outdoors painting all year around. And he will be one of the instructors at the big Plein Air Convention coming up in April in Monterey.

5. Making A Mark– Based in the UK, this one is a good source of general and interesting art-related topics of all kinds, including marketing, current exhibitions, the art market and artist materials.

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