How to easily find copy right free images in Google

I attended a really, interesting workshop recently at Art Lovers Movement – Lake Macquarie.

Our visiting artist, Belinda Biggs, was talking about making sure we use only copy right free images for our paintings.

Now not all of us are globe-trotting photographers, and a lot of us like to be able to paint from a photo. So how to make sure we are not going to be sued for using someone else’s image?

If you follow these simple steps listed below, you can be sure the images you are looking at are copyright free. You will have to follow the steps each time you start a new search, as they re-set themselves back to normal after you log out.

1. Go to Google Images search.
2. Click the Gear icon or Settings
3. Select Advanced search.
4. Scroll down and use the usage rights drop down menu to select Free to use or share,    even commercially.


Sharing expertise to enhance art.

I had to be creative in coming up with a way to get some art lessons by Lynne Lucas, as her classes are usually filled in advance with a waiting list.  But after seeing her art I really wanted to share some ideas with Lynne.

So, after a chat with her, I realised that she was wanting to have her own web site but did not know how to go about it, but I did Ha.  Here was my opportunity!

We have agreed to share ideas and our different areas of expertise to enhance both our art experiences.  I am creating Lynne’s web page – check it out here:

Lynnes web site

Lynne Lucas is currently preparing to attend the Summer Art School at Bathurst Uni for a week.  I attended this school earlier this year and came away with so many great ideas, as well as new art friends.  So not only will I gain Lynne’s art expertise when she returns, she will be able to share so much more with me and also with her weekly class.

A gain for everyone, by sharing our expertise!