On Art

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

Kenneth Cole Buys From Jo DeSerio Jones

Jo DeSerio Jones shares the pieces he sold to clothing designer Kenneth Cole.

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Part 4: Creating a Comic Character

In the last of his “Creating a Comic Character” series, Karl Dixon speaks on how to write a comic page script.

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PaletteArt™ | Lisa J Levasseur

Lisa J Levasseur took dried-up paint she had wasted & sculpted it into artwork developing a new technique—recycled acrylic painting.

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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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Curating Your Images for Collage

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

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Digital Art GIF Animations

GIF animations of works of digital art, from Dark Angel 0ne.

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3D Digital Art

Tom Repasky hosts a walkthrough of creating 3D digital art, including recommended applications and more.

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Monoprint and Monotype

WTP Editor Donald Kolberg introduces his newest endeavor, Monoprint-Monotype.com.

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Traditional Artist Turned Digital

See how traditional fine artist Phil Galloway takes his skills to a new level in the digital age.

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Using Form, Color, and Narrative

Judy Stone on the enameling process—forming, “destroying,” sewing together, adding layers of color, then drawing narrative art.

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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.