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I really can’t be bothered to paint anymore – #art is a load of bollocks

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Daub on the paint, wipe off the paint – yes it looks like a fucking wine bottle but you can’t drink it, taste it, smell it or smash it over somebody’s head in a fit of rage – so what use does ART have?

I really can’t be bothered to paint anymore – art is a load of bollocks and people who believe in this shit need to get a life.

powerThe only true pursuit for the creative process is the creation of the commodity. There are no such things as art schools, public art and art galleries, they are simply empty vessels containing and perpetuating the (economic) elitist stranglehold on the common man’s freedom to think for himself.

The powerful use art to bludgeon the weak into submission by edifying their wealth with totems and monuments to their self glory. [Read More]

Any person who calls themselves an artist should be ashamed of themselves – because they are a liar.


 LeTs MakE MoNey

Art blogs may also serve as a forum to reach out to anybody interested in art — be it painting, sculpture, print making, creative photography, video art, conceptual art or new media. In this way, they may be visited not only for the practitioners of different forms of art, but also collectors, connoisseurs, and critics.

There is no point in leaving your business web site with static content. Your website is not there to be admired like a still life painting or photograph, it has to be constantly changing or your visitors will get bored and all your clients will go elsewhere.

Smarter businesses and artists outsource their web content generation to companies who know how to extract the biggest impact with the least amount of words.

Business blogs are used by organisations to achieve corporate goals. The advantage of blogs over other web-based media is that posts and comments are easy to follow and are centralised on one host and platform (everything is in one place).  With this homogenised structure it is easier to engage the visitor in one virtual space. These blogs can then be distributed via Social media, linking back to what is effectively a business hub.

An out of date blog sends out the wrong signals to your clients, blogs that have more frequent and regular posting schedules tend to develop an audience and client base quicker.

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Memories: Dead birds and rubber gloves, stolen kisses, pouches of Chinese fresh drinking water, broken dreams, sections of discarded fishing nets strewn across the tourist beach, lovers in the darkness groping for the dark, hands first finding spaces, then they find there mark, my father, my ghost, my hopes and dreams, stinking of rotting carcasses [Read More]

The Defeatist: I have never been a true artist. The naked truth is I have been and still am a liar. The pointlessness of producing art for decoration and pleasure is a perverted masturbation fantasy – a process for the deluded mind. Art and its prettiness have no place in any intellectual society – it has no place in a capitalist society …

Morgue Gallery is number 8 in the #Technorati #Arts charts

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We are pleased to announce that our blog is number 8 in the Technorati charts for Arts and in the top 100 for Living today.

http://www.morguegallery.com/weblog/

Information on artists and exhibitions, details of images and methodologies. Videos of exhibitions and links to online Art Gallery (store) containing original paintings and prints.

Nude - Woodcut

This series of woodcuts is available to buy. This image was exhibited in the 150 Building at West Buckland School, North Devon. This woodcut is printed over pages of an old directory of important people from the early 20th century. Each print is unique and is hand printed (unframed) and is delivered free of charge. £30.00

 

 

#WordPress power

Crystal Set - who needs the internet? by This Window

www.ukoptimisation.com is a site that has been specializing in creating navigation solutions for websites for several years, their expertise has helped several floundering web based companies. They have now decided to convert to WordPress and create a general blog commenting on various subjects from SEO to Real Estate. Their client base is continuing to grow organically so the need for a ‘point of sale’ website is no longer necessary and has been archived.

It is important to make sure your site is easy to navigate and intuitive for your visitors.

How the visitor to your business website navigates around your pages influences their decision on whether to visit a competitor or purchasing your goods or services from your website. If the site is too difficult to navigate the potential customer might never return again. You need to make your navigation links (text or images) as obvious as possible and it is imperative that there is a degree of continuity of color and form so that the user can easily get what they want intuitively. These simple steps will help you to achieve your goals.

Our team can provide a full range of services that will help you to chase sales.

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Blogger –  Launched in 1999 by Pyra Labs was one of the first blogging tools available. It was bought by Google in 2003 and naturally works alongside other Google products, making it easy to optimize.

Pyra was co-founded by Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan. The company’s first product, also named “Pyra”, was a web application which joined a project manager, contact manager, and to-do list. The rudiments of Pyra were adapted to create an in-house tool which eventually became Blogger. The service was made available to the public in August 1999.

Blogger is a free blogging platform that really works for marketing and getting your products out there. It has become the poor relation when compared to WordPress but we think it is as powerful – maybe even more powerful…?

Blogger was ranked 16 on the list of top 50 domains in terms of number of unique visitors in 2007 and since 2003 there have been several redesigns and upgrades to the layouts and dashboard, making this an easy to use platform for the novice blogger.

Below is an extract from a Blogger blog:

The image below was created using 35mm negatives that had been taken using a Pentax SP1000 camera. All Pentax Spotmatics (SP) use the M42 screw-thread lens mount. The lenses are focused at maximum aperture to give a bright viewfinder image for focusing, then a switch at the side stops the lens down and switches on the metering to enable the exposure to be set prior to shutter release. The photographs below were taken in 1981 and 2012 and merged together in March 2013. Read more…

Nude In The Garden

Making notes on paintings – WordPress app

WordPress app – notes on a remembered painting – stolen from www.thiswindowuk.com

Notes on Painting :

  1. The act of being creative is a love hate thing – The Beauty and The Beast someone fetch a priest (ref. David Bowie).
  2. Action Painting – Pollock. Print dribbled paint.
  3. Soft pink landscapes (1980) Richard Hamilton A landscape of soft focus and toilet paper – a turgid landscape. Collotype and Screenprint – text and image. A remembered exhibition.
  4. Stoned Moon Series’ was Rauschenberg’s ambitious response to the American space program and the landmark Apollo 11 mission that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface in July 1969.
  5. Being overpowered by a Rothko exhibition.
  6. Being overpowered by a Gerhard Richter exhibition.
Below: WordPress app – tested on a train – post first published on sitemaps-xml.com

The WordPress app is a handy little tool, the stats data you see is the same data you see when at your blog’s web dashboard. This includes ‘Views by Country’ and ‘Top Posts & Pages’. If your blog is a self-hosted blog you can enable the stats in the app by installing the free Jetpack plugin into your web dashboard.

I struggle with this app – but I like it and is it is perfect for making notes on the go.

The WordPress app has traditionally been a twitchy thing and unfortunately it still is when using some blog templates – images disappear and code becomes meaningless spaghetti. The best use for this app is as an optimizing tool, using the stat capability. If you want to post something on the go then just use the text fields and ignore inserting media. Having tested this app on an iPhone and a Sony Xperia, the android version worked better for me.

The post below was created using the WordPress app on a Sony Xperia:

Just been to a house in Wimbledon and on the wall was one of my paintings. An interesting rediscovery after a long train journey from North Devon.

An oil of a knife, a pair of scissors, a spoon on a tiled surface. I must have painted it about ten years ago. I’d forgotten all about it.

 

Nobody answers spam – promote your Art

Marketing you art is really propaganda You push out information about your creativity to galleries and clients, you exaggerate (maybe) your success, you get the crowd to believe in you.

You could employ a scatter gun approach to your art marketing strategy by trying a little of everything but this is the pathetic ploy of a desperate person.

If you target 100,000 people with unsolicited emails you will probably create a negative image for your business – bought email lists are not as effective as somebody saying “I’m interested in your Artworks”. Have a look in your own inbox for proof this approach does not work. Do you deal with the unsolicited direct (spamming) marketers and do you trust them? Do you read all the junk mail that drops onto your doormat? If you send out of 10.000 emails you might get a response from less than 1% of them – there is a possibility you might not get any quality leads at all. You have to be selective.

What is the best marketing strategy for your Art

Information is power and sharing information increases your web and marketing presence leading ultimately to more sales.  North Devon Web can install, manage and maintain your WordPress blog for you and they can do all this on one of their green servers. A WordPress blog is another marketing strategy used for increasing a site’s relevance, by second guessing what people search for when they are using a search engine, by using effective keywords in your blog posts.

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Artists were used as or used for propaganda

After and during World War II  art and artists were used as propaganda – they worked for or against Hitler, Stalin, Churchill etc. The horrors of this global war were well documented in film, photography and words – the horror … Continue reading →

 

#Marketing your next #exhibition

Below is a great idea for promoting an event exhibition, your art or your business.

Getting links on top blogs is an important part of basic website optimisation. Linking your products and services to other websites is vital and paramount.

We would like to offer you the chance of becoming a guest writer on sitemaps-xml.com!

Wikio - Top Blogs - Online marketingThis site is in the top 5 in Online Marketing Blogs in the Ebuzzing charts and top 25 in Technology Blogs. Technorati Top 5 Small Business Blogs, Top 100 Business Blogs, Arts Blogs and Green Blogs during 2011 / 2012

Become a guest blogger:

Promote your site or product by simply filling in the form here here with a brief promotional text (html code should not be used) and we will add a link to your website. We will not place any other links on your page and do not expect any reciprocal linking in return. The sitemaps-xml.com posts also appear on several other websites.

  • Artists deals – WordPress Contact us for a FREE quote for special deals for artists during 2012 We can give artists, printmakers and painters special deals on managed sites…

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Become a guest blogger and promote your #art

I have got some printmaking courses coming up soon in North Devon – will post about them later.

Below is a good idea if you are trying to promote an event, your art or your business.

Getting links on top blogs is an important part of basic website optimisation. Linking your products and services to other websites is vital and paramount.

We would like to offer you the chance of becoming a guest writer on sitemaps-xml.com!

Wikio - Top Blogs - Online marketingThis site is in the top 5 in Online Marketing Blogs in the Ebuzzing charts and top 25 in Technology Blogs. Technorati Top 5 Small Business Blogs, Top 100 Business Blogs, Arts Blogs and Green Blogs during 2011 / 2012

Become a guest blogger:

Promote your site or product by simply filling in the form here here with a brief promotional text (html code should not be used) and we will add a link to your website. We will not place any other links on your page and do not expect any reciprocal linking in return. The sitemaps-xml.com posts also appear on several other websites.

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#nude #printmaking – Prices go up in a few weeks

Woodcut – Nude for sale, beat the price increase.

Due to administrative costs all my paintings and prints will be going up in the next few weeks This is unfortunate but it is a sign of the times.

I would like to thank all my clients (collectors) for their support during 2011 and I am pleased that my work is now in Asia and that I am still still getting support from the USA.

Nude (woodcut print) £43.72

This series of woodcuts is available to purchase. This image was exhibited in the 150 Building at West Buckland School, North Devon. This woodcut is printed over pages of an old directory of important people from the early 20th century. Each print is unique and is hand printed (unframed) and is delivered free of charge.

Who was the first man in space? – Work in progress

Young men from opposing political viewpoints expand scientific and exploration boundaries for political kudos – but they were exciting times. Bring back the cold war – the world was a safer place and more interesting… Continue reading →

La Belle et La Bête – £605.34

La Belle et La Bête – £605.34

Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.Size: 1208mm x 802mm – Supplied in the original black studio frame.

ARTIST + S T A T E M E N T …

  • The act of being creative is a love hate thing – The Beauty and The Beast someone fetch a priest  (ref. David Bowie)

    Beauty and the Beast (French: La Belle et la Bête) is a traditional fairy tale. The first published version of the fairy tale was a rendition by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, published in La jeune américaine, et les contes marins in 1740. The best-known written version was an abridgement of her work published in 1756 by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, in Magasin des enfants, ou dialogues entre une sage gouvernante et plusieurs de ses élèves; an English translation appeared in 1757. The tale has perhaps been made most recently famous by the retelling in the 1991 Disney film.In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. liberated 12:47, April 7, 2011, from: http://en.wikipedia.org


Another Technorati Article

20111006-230103.jpgWell here we are and there is a great spread out in front of us – there is: roast chicken (my favorite) two iPhones, carrots and peas, a Samsung Galaxy, potatoes, gravy and an iPod Touch (not forgetting a bowl of salad). I have been looking forward to this all day. I only managed to grab a small sandwich for lunch while I slaving over my iMac.

The best thing about my iPhone is my WordPress app. The WordPress app allows you to update several blogs from one device, moderate comments, create or edit posts and pages and add images or videos more easily. The best feature is the ability to add a photo quickly to your posts. This was more difficult to do with the earlier versions of the app.

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