A blog about Art
Featuring interesting articles and news
Published by José Carrilho

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Work in progress on Pastelmat

This is a work that I am doing onPastelmat from Clairefontaine.Its dimensions are 18 cm x 24 cm and the medium issoft pastels, including some pencils.Pastelmat is a sanded smooth paper, permiting good detail,vivid colours and a reasonable number of layers; not many though.On this paper, one has to carefuly plan ahead since layers influencethe upper ones (unless using a pastel with good covering power).This can be good or bad, depending on ones intentions.Blending with fingers is practically inobtainable on first layers.I advise not to start with the really soft ones, unless that isthe colour to keep or that you won't add much more on top of it.Concluding I would say that this paper deserves a try.

Second stage and practically finished.
Now it's time to give it a rest and we'll see what
I may add in the future.

And after reading some opinions, I've finished it.

Monday, December 24, 2007

In the world of Arts there are great talents.
Richard MacDonald is one of them.

Monday, October 22, 2007

A very interesting blog about Art

Hi again,

Today I found a blog with lots of useful information about Art, namely
in terms of business and marketing.
The blog is hosted by Clint Watson and he really seems to know what he's
writing about. Have a look :http://clintwatson.net/blog

Thursday, October 11, 2007

It's been some time since I've posted.
But today I bring you a link for a blog hosted by a
fine artist. Her name is Jo Castillo.
Her blog is easy to follow and filled with interesting and useful themes.
Make sure that you visit it :http://www.jocastilloartblog.blogspot.com/

Take care,


Thursday, September 6, 2007

Our Role as Artists

In a world where indifference reigns and apathy invades peoples' lifes, should we not alert to
what is going on ?
Scenes like children starving would have a highly and schocking impact in the early eighties, but now they are so common on the TV that they seem to have lost it.
Through creative expression, should not artists have a more proactive attitude ?
And should we not educate our public and ourselves to become more aware ?
Share your thoughts with us. Thank you.

Kindest regards,


Sunday, September 2, 2007

How to add your article


If you want to share an article with us, you may send it to my e-mail and I will copy and
paste it onto the blog.
Do not forget to add the source and author in the case of not being you. Then sign and you are welcomed to place a link to your site/blog.
Thank you.

Kind regards,


Saturday, September 1, 2007

The Beginning of Things

This blog is about art and is a complement to my webpage.
It is meant for you to share your articles and thoughts.
You are welcome to post your source and/or webpage at the end of your articles.
Please respect copyright issues and be courteous to everyone.
In the case of a miss understanding with other users, be polite and try to express your ideas
in a friendly manner and try to understand others'.
Of course that I will moderate things.