Wednesday, 19 October 2011

A sea change - in membership of Watermarks

Since Watermarks was created nearly three years ago, this blog has:
  • published 273 posts on a wide range of topics relating to the drawing, painting or printing of art related to water in different places around the world - and its contents
  • attracted nearly 100,000 visitors and 
  • publishes content to nearly 500 subscribers as well as many ad hoc readers

A sea change

The Wave by Gustave Courbet
52 x 79.5 cm Private Collection

However as time has passed, members' individual agendas have changed, new work commitments (artistic and otherwise) have arisen and life gets very full from time to time.

Four of our members have now retired and we will be seeking to recruit new members in the near future.

We have a number of people in mind and intend to start approaching artists with blogs in the near future.

However if you're interested in being a member of this group and think you might be a good fit we'd be interested to hear from you.

In general we're going to be recruiting from people we already know but don't let that stop you.  If you know a member of the group please get in touch with them in the first instance.

Below you can find out:
  • About Watermarks
  • How Watermarks works

Do also take a look at past blog posts to get a sense of the sort of posts we publish.

Leave a comment below or get in contact with us (see "Contact Watermarks" at the top of the side column) if you'd like to be considered for membership.

It's important to note that not all those who express an interest can become members - but we do thank you in advance for putting yourselves forward.

About Watermarks

Watermarks is a small community of artists who make art from water. We like to sketch, draw and/or paint water - the sea, the coastline, beaches, rivers, streams, waterfalls, fountains - in all contexts, styles, genres and media.

In this blog we will display our works in progress as well as completed art, highlight other artists (past and present) whose art involves water, and discuss various media matters and tips and techniques for creating art out of water

You can find out more about the artists by clicking this link

How Watermarks works

The basic way the group works is:
  • each artist has an interest in and a track record of painting water and aspects related to water (eg aquatic life) - in whatever form you prefer.  (For potential new members this means you have a body of work where this is already demonstrated)
  • We particularly like people who are:
    • interested in exploring different ways in which water (or fish or other sea life) can be portrayed 
    • are supportive of the endeavours of others
    • can provide constructive and informative feedback rather than "happy clappies"
  • each artist makes a a commitment to produce one post per month - but can also post more often
  • it's OK to post an image you've already included on your own blog - so long as you rewrite the text which accompanies it.  Duplicated content is NOT allowed.
  • fresh art is great but we don't mind seeing past artwork you are proud of
  • every new member will need to write a post about themselves to post on the blog -  by way of introduction to our readers.
In return, the artist member gets to list their blog and website in the side column and to be a part of this great group!

Over to you........


chris hobel said...

I would like to be considered for membership. I paint other genres as well as water. Please visit my blog and website

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Thank you Chris. Your name has been added to the long list and we'll get back to you in due course.

Sharon Wright said...

I would love to be considered for membership. I have moved nearer to the coast and it's getting into my blood!

magsramsay said...

I've been following this blog a long time as I make art quilts based on the sea as well as painting this subject in watercolours and acrylics.
I would love to be considered but if not successful, I'll still be an avid reader.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Thanks Mags - we now have you on the long list which we're assembling before reviewing candidates

Hyundai said...

Great work

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Thanks Sharon - sorry the response is out of order - I start at the top of my emails and work down! :)

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Just wondering if I could be considered on your ever growing list. Many thanks.

Bridget Hunter said...

I'd also like to be considered - but know you have a long long list. So, if its not possible now then maybe next time. Would like to diversify more in watercolour mediums and continue my love of portraying the sea and coast.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Thanks Lisa and Bridget - your names have been added to the long list

oli said...

I´d be pleased if you consider me for membership.

Carole Baker said...

For a long time I've thought it would be great to belong to this group. You can see some of my work on my not so active blog:
Thank you for your invitation and consideration.