Guest blogger: Maggie Flatley
Maggie is a super talented artist who also happens to be my sister-in-law. With a full life, she has had little time to paint but found something on the web which has helped: Daily Painting.
Daily Painting, a take off on Alla Prima, which describes a painting that is done all at one time, can help artists who have a difficult time just starting -- to start. It's like the blank page for a writer. . .hard to overcome sometimes).
Dreama Tolle Perry and Leslie Saeta, of Artists Helping Artists. They have a blog radio show every Thursday, and also offer online demos etc. to artists.
I also like Carole Marine who is a good person to know about if you are interested in this type of work. She provides terrific demos too.
These artists use 6 x 6 in. canvases and panels to do their daily work, but I use 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 in. ones, because framing them is so much more affordable. I also still do watercolors, because I love that medium too.
I have been posting some of my art to Etsy, the online craft and art boutique, which I have found easy to work with and which also has the lowest overhead cost of online sellers that I have found.
To visit Maggie's blog and to see more of her artwork, click here.