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 2: Creating a Comic Character

In Part 2 of 4, Karl Dixon goes over creating poses and side characters.

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The Picture Poem: Blend of Image With Words

Christopher Woods blends the literary and fine art in his picture poems.

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Part 1: Creating a Comic Character from Scratch

“I would like to take you through the whole thought process of a character.” Part 1 of 4.

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Innocence in Art

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

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Improving Style

Developing signature style can be challenging, even for artists who have been working for years. These 7 suggestions can help.

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Curating Your Images for Collage

Kelly Kilmer, on using mindfulness to better and more efficiently curate collage materials.

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How to Inventory Your Artwork

Creating an inventory for artwork can save time and headaches. Donald Kolberg’s tips.

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Process-Shop: Experimental Drawing/Making

Colin Dardis, on his experience at PS Squared’s recent creative workshop.

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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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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.