Exploring further

Periodically I get round to visiting other people’s sites but then I forget where I found them if I haven’t hit a follow button for one reason or another, usually it’s because the notifications that ensue swamp me. So here’s five links I found interesting from others as keen on art as I am since launching this site about a week ago. The first two were found via WordPress in the Discovery section as I got to grips with this platform.

1.  Claudia Gill and her Art World


Claudia’s site is very much what I was searching for as she explores a wide range of genres, style and techniques so you never know what the next new post will be about.

2. Doodlewash


Doodlewash focusses on watercolour and is currently running daily prompts for #worldwatercolormonth. When I first saw it I thought the site wouldn’t be of interest as the illustrations suggested to me it was purely for children, but this is not the case and the more I explored it, the more interesting it became as guest artists donate posts on what seems like a regular basis.

3. KarensPotsandGlass

The above is a YouTube link and as such means it’s a video. YouTube is always a go to place for videos on all art techniques if you want to learn new ones or develop old ones.

Karen’s site I have just subscribed to as it may well help me get back to pottery and help me understand glass fusing better. She herself is a teacher in a High School in America so the videos are well structured which you don’t always get with artists delivering them, particularly if they are amateurs. Just because you can do something well doesn’t mean you can teach it well, some can and do, some can’t.

4. This report from Site builder


44 examples of art websites to help anyone thinking or setting up one. Plus there are some gorgeous works to see if course.

5. Richard Morris

https://richardmorris.org/ and on Twitter @ahistoryinart

There are dozens of sites exploring specific artists, but I picked this one because, though I don’t know him personally I am coming to know him via Twitter. We follow each other and his posts on both Twitter and his website I have always found interesting. He covers a huge range of famous artists including many of my favourites and seems to have an encyclopedic knowledge of all of them which is probably not quite true. He is only one of my followers that does this, but happens to be the one I’ve exchanged the most with at this point in time. I may well point you in the direction of the others at a later date.

So there you have it, my first selection of 5 sites I found while exploring. I intend to add another five at least once a month, but hopefully more often as my skills of managing scheduling on here improve.

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Amateur artist trying to complete my challenge of an artwork for each day of this year. Along the way I'm sharing techniques, favourite artists for anyone interested.

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