I came across this recently (from Dana) a really useful blog called  artistshelpingartistsblog.blogspot.com. It’s full of really useful advice on a wide range of issues that concern artists trying to get along and make a living. I’ve listened to a couple. They are quite long (70 mins) and the two hosts Leslie Saeta and Dreama Tolle Perry, chat like old friends (which they are!) for quite a little while before the content gets going. But that said it was full of useful stuff.

I listened to the podcast on which are the best art books to buy and so you don’t have to listen (unless you want to) I made a little list as they went along. These are only the ones that are cheap enough to buy – there were others recommended but as they were out of print etc they were way too pricey – but if you want the whole list, have a listen.

Guide to Landscape Painting – J.F. Carlson

The Big Book of Painting Nature in Watercolour (Practical Art Books) – Ferdinand Petrie

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life – Twyla Tharp

The Everyday Work of Art: Awakening the Extraordinary in Your Daily Life – Booth

Powerful Watercolour Landscapes: Tools for Painting with Impact – Catherine Gill