On Art

You will find here a wide range of insights on all things art, both the thoughtful and more practical.

The Art of Glass Painting

“I hold this very strong belief that a more luminescent reality lies beyond the one we normally see.”

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Part 3: Creating a Comic Character

In Part 3 of 4, Karl Dixon breaks down the drawing of his Captain Alzheimer into workable chunks.

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An Artist In Memoriam

A tribute to Elizabeth Sloan Tyler, the inspiration behind WTP.

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Free Online Portfolios for Visual Artists

Five websites that help visual artists create online portfolios in order to market and sell their work.

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Monotypes: Printing on Plexiglass

There are times as a monotype artist when I fight the wall, the blank page and the empty canvas. Then something catches my eye.

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On Your Mark

Jean Eng discusses artist rituals, what different artists do before they are able to begin making their art, and the necessity of such habits.

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ART SCAMMERS ABOUND!

Donald Kolberg, on being wary of scammers targeting artists and resources to keep yourself safe.

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The Painting and Its Frame

Guest writer Amy Nawrocki uses the work of Maurice and Charles Prendergast to explore the relationship between artworks and their physical frames.

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Collage Art: Integrating Your Elements

Five tips to integrate collage elements to make your work more cohesive, from Seth Apter.

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Scrapbooking

An art journaler who loves new challenges experiments with developing new techniques and skills.

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The Healing Art of Pottery

"As I work, alone, often cold and always filthy, I’m unconsciously or consciously working through troubles that otherwise cloud my thinking." Guest writer Kate Charlton-Jones finds her mindfulness at the pottery wheel.

The Painting and Its Frame

Guest writer Amy Nawrocki uses the work of Maurice and Charles Prendergast to explore the relationship between artworks and their physical frames.

Innocence in Art

Guest writer Martin Mugar on a lesson learned from a small girl's impression of his colorful artwork.

Jodi Colella’s FiberLAB

Jodi Colella's FiberLAB, a workshop started in 2015, allows students to experiment with different fiber mediums as well as other types of art.

An Anatomy Lesson

Why is the anatomy in Rembrandt's "Anatomy Lesson" incorrect? Guest writer Z. Shuff explores the history of the piece and anatomy in art.

A Writer Learns From Wyeth

Painter Andrew Wyeth's views on art could hold valuable insights for writers on creating and developing stories.

On Your Mark

Jean Eng discusses artist rituals, what different artists do before they are able to begin making their art, and the necessity of such habits.

Breaking Rules

"Do unspoken rules, rule our attitude and how we respond towards different kinds of art?" Jean Eng debates when and how to break the rules of visual art.

Eye-Drawing

"the results only appear in the imagination." Jean Eng makes an argument for the usefulness of eye-drawing as an artistic exercise.