I’m planning on updating this blog in the next couple of weeks with new features, including a section on materials and technique as well as a section that discusses how perceptual painting relates to the art world at large as well as looking at art politics and theory. These articles will hopefully inspire vigorous debate and participation in the form of many people commenting and sharing experience and opinions to help build an online compendium of useful knowledge related to painting.
I also plan to include I’ve just added an event calendar where people can submit museum or gallery shows, workshops, lectures, etc that would be of interest to painters anywhere. The wordpress plugin for this event calendar has an impressive range of offerings so it has the potential to be very useful. I am constantly frustrated by finding out about great shows a couple of months after the fact. I will want to moderate this events calendar so that the listed events are spam-free, relevant and appropriate to our community. For now you can email me to suggest an event but very soon I will have a form on the Calendar page where you can submit the event to me to place.
Of course I’ll continue with my interviews from a wide range of painters from promising emerging artists to highly acclaimed painters showing in leading galleries. I have several fantastic painters I plan to be posting about very soon.
In order to help make this site continue to be a valuable resource for painters I am exploring new ways to generate revenue from this site like attracting relevant quality advertisers and more affiliate sales through art-book links to Amazon and some art supplies on Dick Blick. I will make a few changes and additional pages to promote this but the site will look basically the same.
I also plan to do a major revamp on the links to articles on this site to more easily find painters of interest as well as adding a separate page for external links to a wide range of painter and sites that would be of interest. Please excuse any weirdness on how this site might work while we make all these improvements to the site.
I’d love to hear any suggestions and comments people might have about how this site could be improved.