Art or just plain cheating?

I went to a local ‘Meet the Artist’ event held as part of a bigger festival.  There was a good mixture of artists and disciplines.

I came across an empty table/stand, and peered at the workstation to see what the artist was working on. I saw what looked like a inkjet colour printout of a photo of a field of poppies and some daisies, on top of which the artist had started painting using acrylic paints.

Now I am all one for using a photograph as reference and study aid, but had never heard of anyone painting directly onto the photograph.  My friend said that it was like ‘painting by numbers’. I am afraid I don’t approve and it was a good thing the artist was not present otherwise she would have received a disapproving look from me.

Differences between advertising and PR

As told to me by my very own personal PR guru.

The saying is you “pay for advertising and pray for PR.” In other words, you have complete control over the message with advertising, but you lose control with PR.

Oh, and in case you are confused as to where Marketing sits within all this, advertising and PR are a subset of Marketing.