The images in the exhibition this week are from the recent Annual Exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists. Interestingly I subsequently discovered that one of these was by Sharon Fox, a scholar of Fiona Strickland GM SBA AMBA. Then I found out that Fiona had eight students last year and 6 had work accepted into the show.

So if you are an aspiring botanical artist living in Scotland you might want to search out about Fiona’s courses! This coming week I’m in the hospital having a permanent lens replacement in my left eye, which should begin to resolve the current problems with my eyes. I’m in and out the identical day (Thursday 2nd May) regardless of having a general somewhat than native anesthetic. However I’m not too sure what my vision will probably be like within the quick aftermath and the way that will affect computer work.

I’ve then bought the next one on the 23rd May, after which hopefully I’ll have the prescriptions for my new glasses for close work by the start of July. I’m very a lot trying to forward to getting new eyes! However I’m not trying ahead to the eye drops! I’ve been shown how you can do it but am nonetheless preventing my large eye phobia. Tips for getting drops into my eyes publish-op are very welcome.

JMW Turner – was featured final night time at the end of a really good program on BBC4 which checked out how Turner recorded the expertise and activities of the Industrial revolution within the UK. Jonathan Jones (the Guardian) asks and solutions his personal query Is Ai Weiwei nonetheless an artist?

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My final sketch without glasses and with dodgy eyes – you possibly can learn more about my current go to Sissinghurst – and see a photo of me sketching in Sissinghurst – from 3rd hottest to 2nd coldest! I not too long ago read Lori McNee’s put up about When My Serious Painting Became A Joke On Facebook. “To achieve the life you need three issues.

There’s a mantra in Who painted this? Stapleton Kearns offers an education about closed nook frames in A visit to the body makers. That is PS Art Frames of Rhode Island who functions in his submit and who produce customized art frames for fine art. Turner Prize 2013: Tate Britain announced the Turner Prize 2013 shortlist. The 4 artists shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2013 have been introduced by Tate Britain this week.

David Shrigley was a little bit of a surprise. Congratulations to Sophie Ploeg on having her self-portrait with lace collar chosen for the exhibition. It was also very attention-grabbing for me because I had discussions with Sophie earlier this for about potential choices for her entry to the competition. The National Portrait Gallery has announced that it is having an exhibition of Laura Knight Portraits 11 July – thirteen October 2013. You possibly can learn more about Dame Laura Knight on my webpage About Dame Laura Knight – British Artist. Laura Knight (1877-1970) was the primary woman artist to be made a Dame of the British Empire.

The Shirley Sherwood Gallery in Kew Gardens is gearing up for a new exhibition – Rory McEwen The Colors of Reality. Jessica Shepherd’s weblog Inky Leaves – see Changes at the Gallery. I gather will be fairly something. I’ve been having a bit of a botanical art bonanza of late.