SHARING: Resources for Artists and Reviews

INFORMATION & ADVICE
Links on the right to information, advice and books about art materials and other art topics

Art Materials Information includes:
  • information about available brands and their manufacturers
  • technical product information eg about lightfastness
  • advice, tips and techniques for how to use different media
  • reviews of different products
  • art instruction books and book reviews and art workshops
  • relevant artists, art societies, art forums and blogs

MY ADVICE ABOUT ART MATERIALS
based on what I do
  • Be an intelligent consumer and learn all you can about the art materials you use
  • Aim to buy good quality art materials.  These normally indicate that they are designated artist standard and/or have archival and permanence qualities and/or meet relevant international quality standards (where developed).
  • Be discriminating and check manufacturers' claims. The reality is that not all art materials are the same and not all materials meet internationally recognised quality standards. 
  • Find good and reliable suppliers for preferred brands - the brand that is easiest to find isn't always the quality I want.
  • Find out what does the job and works for me within my budget - the best is not always the most expensive.
  • Share your experiences of different art materials with your fellow artists - that way we can all learn from our collective experience.  You can read my product reviews on Making A Mark Reviews
Read more about my Advice about Art Materials

TEMPORARY DISRUPTION
The site where I was hosting my 'resources for artists' guides ceased to exist in September 2014. My host arranged for my sites to be moved to HubPages. Unfortunately, HubPages is proving to be incapable of hosting my comprehensive compendiums of information for artists - so the sites are on the move again.

I'm aiming to bring you news soon of some brand new hosts for my resources for artists sites in the near future.

RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS
ART MEDIA / MATERIALS

I learned about art materials from many different artists whose recommendations I valued.  
My philosophy is that it is good to share and we all have something to learn.  
I'm happy to share and hope you may learn something new from me.

Advice about My Art Materials:
Click the links below to see all the art materials, tools & equipment that I use
This includes
PLUS: Links to my Suppliers
ART SUPPLIES

Check out the

Online art suppliers in the UK 

PLUS read about My Favourite Art Shops


More information about art supplies:

Art Supplies in the UK

Art Equipment


a consumer's guide to quality and value in art books, art supplies and services to artists

On the blog, you can:

  • Comment on any review of an art book, product, service or supplier
  • Vote in regular opinion polls about products or suppliers
  • Contact me with suggestions for product reviews on Making a Mark Reviews

Making a Mark reviews......

THE BEST ART BOOKS
Landscape Art
BASIC TECHNIQUES
Composition and Design
Colour
Colour Theory for Artists
Creating a Series
SUBJECTS / GENRE
Botanical Art
Botany for Botanical Artists
Wildflowers for Artists
A History of Botanical Art
Flowers in Art
Gardens in Art
Miniature Art
Marine Art
The History of Landscape Painting

Portraiture
Still Life
Wildlife and Natural History Art
Feline Art
ART EDUCATION
How to critique art
Art Schools in the UK
Art Holidays
Art History & the History of Art
ART COMMUNITIES
Art Colonies and Communities
Art Forums

ART BUSINESS
How to write an Artist's Statement
How to write an Artist's Resume or CV
How to Price Your Art
How to pack, post and ship art
Print Art on Demand
The Art Business for Artists
Tax Tips for Artists
Copyright for Artists
Art and the Economy
Blogging for Artists
Email Newsletter Software
Ecommerce for Artists
How to sell art online
Sell Daily Paintings
Online Art Galleries and Stores
Art after death
 Making a Mark