A BLUNT FORCE JOURNEY THROUGH THE ARTS!

The Artistic Biker is me, Jonathan "Blade" Manning.
A treasure troll of a man, with hobbit feet and a sharp pointy head.
The Artistic Biker is a blunt force journey through the art world and art journaling. If Bob Ross, Red Green and Justin Wilson had a love child, it would be The Artistic Biker!
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Art Journal Cinco de Madre!

May 7th, 2011

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This week’s episode of The Artistic Biker Live! landed on Cinco de Mayo.  I thought in celebration of that, I would do a brightly colored villa adorned with tulips.  Why tulips? Because the following Sunday is Mother’s Day here in the U.S. and apparently, tulips are the traditional flower of Mother’s Day.  Anyway, once I painted the tulip in the journal, I really liked the way it worked with that background.  So, I set the journal page aside and did a mock-up painting to see if the tulip would lend itself to my larger expired calendar painting canvases.  I believe it will work out very well, and I’ll get some practice too.  The first one is already promised to my mother for Mother’s Day.  Click Here to Watch This Week’s Episode!

Don’t miss The Artistic Biker Live! every Thursday night from 6-8p CDT.

Announcements:

21 Secrets is still going on over at Dirty Footprints Studios.  If you are unfamiliar, Connie Hozvicka gather’s 21 great teachers under one workshop to give you several weeks of 21 different styles and techniques.  Click Here for 21-secrets!

Moon-light Studios is gearing up for a 10-week certified drawing class.  Upon completion of this class, you will receive a certificate of completion to add to your arsenal or just paste into your journal.  The class is designed to help any skill level artist improve.  The best part is the class is only $25! I lied, THE BEST PART is that of that $25, Jay will donate $5 to Oasis Studios and Gallery (my studio where we broadcast The Artistic Biker Live!).  He also has said that anything you pay above that, he will donate too! Click Here for Moonlight Studios Drawing Classes!

Dale Anne Potter is still raising money for her trip to Madrid, Spain. For those who don’t know, she has been invited to participate in an artist’s retreat there.  All she needed was a way to get there and a place to stay while there. Oh, and food and spending monies.  Well, her air fair and hotel are paid for.  Now she’s trying to get food and cab money.  If you can donate, Barb and Mitzi will make you stuff as a thank you.  If you can’t, spread the word so that others might be able to.  Click Here to Donate to DaleAnne!

While we’re talking about donations, in the upper right hand corner of this sight you will see a donate button.  Please feel free to click that and make a contribution! Click Here to Donate to Oasis!

Trevor Jones Art is looking for 140 artists to donate a post card sized work that is environmentally themed for a showing and auction in Scotland to save the Caledonian Forest.  If you would like to participate, or know someone who would, send them his way.  Click Here to Art for a Forest!

If you have any announcements you would like to see here, send them my way.  I’m happy to give back to a community that has given me so much! Click Here to Add Your Announcement!

What’s On Your Easel?

Several people sent me links to their works this week and I had technical difficulties that couldn’t be resolved in time for the show.  I will try to get the ones I missed on the air next week, but here they all are for your web perusing enjoyment!

@Ikerrilove from twitter sent me what she was working on, “Art in the Dark”, as she was working by candle light with no electricity!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ikerrilove/5665908185/lightbox/

@mique_w sent me a couple of digital works she had going on:
http://twitpic.com/4tvbjo/full
http://twitpic.com/4tvbpo/full

@spinrants sent me images from his digital design class he’s taking:
http://ow.ly/i/b0BJ

@katost sent me a pic of this lovely painting that is now on her splash page of her website!
http://www.wix.com/katost/kat-ostrow

If you or anyone you know would like to be featured in What’s On Your Easel? send them my way! Click Here to Add Your Easel!

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The Artistic Biker is me, Jonathan "Blade" Manning.
A treasure troll of a man, with hobbit feet and a sharp pointy head. You may see me traveling up and down the highways of Oklahoma looking for the next place to sketch, paint, sing, dance, write, photograph or simply meditate. I have begun a journey that once set upon, there is no turning back. You can share in my blunt force journey through the art world on my weekly U-stream broadcast
The Artistic Biker Live!

Thursdays from 6-8p central
Also, check me out on Teh YouTube!
You can "LIKE" me on Facebook!
And on Twitter, I'm @BladeTheArtist

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