Hey everyone, over the summer I had the opportunity to write for the publication Artists on Art (www.artists-on-art.com). If you aren't familiar with the online magazine, it is a quarterly publication written by artists, for artists. Each issue showcases about 10 different artists (typically realists) and they write an article about any aspect of art they want. It is a truly unique publication and one that I am very grateful to have been a part of. Among the impressive roster of artists who have written for Artists on Art are: Casey Baugh, Julio Reyes, Daniel Sprick, Jeremy Mann, Michael Klein, John Brosio, and David Kassan. Here is the introduction to my article:
I used to think that it would be great to know exactly what I wanted to
paint and know how to paint it well. What I didn’t realize was that art
wouldn’t be as interesting for the artist if all the questions were
answered. I once asked veteran artist Robert Cottingham how he started
his paintings. He told me that when he started a painting it always felt
like the first time he had ever painted, and he would work until he
started to remember. His answer left me with only one conclusion: if he
wasn’t comfortable with painting after 70 years of doing it, I certainly
wasn’t going to be comfortable either.
More updates to come soon.