Monday, October 13, 2014

Children Learn and Create

I came across this article about what skills children learn from the arts and want to share with you. Top Ten Skills Children learn From the Arts

Painting by one of the children in my 6 - 8 years old Sketch and Paint class at the local community centre

Monday, September 29, 2014

Cryptic: The Use of Allegory in Contemporary Art with a Master Class from Goya | Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

In my quest for getting outside myself and experiencing other points of view I came across how the device allegory is used in contemporary visual art. Curator Laura Steward discusses and shares an exhibit, "Cryptic" she curated which combines the work of Goya with contemporary paintings and sculpture. She asserts that the question needed to be asked about art is not "What does this mean?" but instead "How does this work create meaning?"

Cryptic: The Use of Allegory in Contemporary Art with a Master Class from Goya | Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Implement a Postcard Strategy

Implement a Postcard Strategy

I have been following Alyson for over a year and she has helped me to visualize my art practice outside my head and into the world. I encourage you to take a look on what she is offering especially if you find art marketing overwhelming.

Alyson Stanfield is an artist advocate and business mentor at This article was originally published in her Art Biz Insider, which is sent weekly to thousands of artists who are elevating their businesses. Start your subscription now and get Alyson's 6 free art-marketing video lessons at 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fort Collective

Happy to announce that I am a member of the Fort Collective. My  my portfolio should be up on their web site soon. I'll keep you posted.

My first activity as a member is to participate in the annual Blue Plate Special fundraiser. I finished two new paintings for it.

Reflections 1, oil & wax, cradled board, 18" x 11" x 2"
© Elizabeth B Anderson 2014

Reflections 2, oil & wax, cradled board, 18" x 11" x 2"
© Elizabeth B Anderson 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

Children Are Artists, Play Learn Create in Mixed Media

I am excited to share that I am partnering with the Langley Arts Council to offer art classes for Grade1 to Grade 3.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sunshine flowers

Wishing you all wonderful weekend.

Postcard watercolour, inspired by Van Gogh, sunshine and warm summer breezes.  
6"x4" watercolour on paper                                                              Elizabeth Anderson ©

Saturday, July 19, 2014

I'm Back

Way more time than I wanted has gone by since my last post. I've been painting, joined a mail art group, an index card a day group and started teaching kids art. 

The kids are ages 6 to 8 years old. It's been both challenging and rewarding. I am thankful to all the art teachers who share their art teaching experiences. This knowledge helped me to plan for activities that suited the time frame (five one hour classes).

I just finished five days of one hour classes teaching drawing and cartooning. They were hard workers and displayed a range of interpretations of the projects. At the end they all received certificates of excellence for completing the course. I said I hoped they continued to draw and one boy's response was "I plan to because I love to draw". I'm getting ready to do a mixed media at the local Arts Council in August.

On the art making front I finished "Running" and am happy with it (photo to come).

I also finished a new painting, "Clouds", for the Langley Arts Council exhibit Summer Magic

Elizabeth Anderson ©

Another bit of news is that I was accepted into the Fort Langley Art Collective. I am in the process of signing a contract at which time I will be listed as a member. I'm quite excited about this new venture.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Getty Publications Virtual Library free downloads!

I want to share this great resource at Getty Publications

There are a whole range of virtual books free to read online or to download. Browse the selection and start reading! Below are just a few samples available.

Have a great week everyone!