Having access to information that will not only help to educate, but also inspire, goes a long way in helping you reach your goals as an artist. I’ve found this to be the case for me over the years for a couple of different reasons. First of all, it not only broadens my scope of knowledge, but also motivates me to incorporate new approaches and techniques into my own working methods by seeing the successful results of other accomplished artists. There are several different ways of reaching a similar result and artists tend to gravitate towards an approach that they feel most comfortable with. Some of the greatest art lessons that I’ve learned over the years have come as a result of working outside of my comfort zone and being open to suggestions and constructive criticism from other artists.
Artists on Art magazine is one of those rare publications that challenges me to look at art from a variety of different angles, often motivating me to explore new techniques that can be applied to my own commissioned portraits. One of the unique features about Artists on Art is that each article is written by an artist or an expert in a particular field of art and is intended to resonate with a specific target audience- you, the artist. I’ve been extremely impressed with this online, digital publication over the past year and always look forward to seeing the next issue. Whether you’re at home, in the studio or out on location, you can access both current and past issues wherever you go.
Some of the features that I find extremely useful about Artists on Art are the high resolution photos that are available in each issue and the videos that are incorporated throughout. The photos give me the opportunity to zoom in on a particular painting, much like being at a museum and getting a closer look at a work of art. The videos provide an opportunity to watch another artist at work and to learn more about their working methods and techniques.
High resolution photos allow you to get a closer look. Here’s a detail of a painting by Richard Schmid.
Another favorite feature of mine is the option to subscribe to both the online and PDF version for just a few dollars more. This allows me to download a PDF file of the current issue and save it for later if I don’t have a chance to read all of the articles right away. This is also a great help when I know that I may not have internet access during a set period of time.
There’s also a community section on their website which encourages artists and collectors to submit articles for consideration which are available for free to the public. It’s a great way of helping to educate others and provides a wonderful opportunity for an artist to have their work seen.
Here’s a short video about Artists on Art magazine:
I’m honored to have Artists on Art magazine as one of the sponsors of the You be the Judge art contest 2013. The Grand Prize winner will have the opportunity to have their artwork featured in a full length article alongside some of today’s most well known contemporary artists! For more details about the “You be the Judge” art contest and the Grand Prize package visit www.YouBeTheJudgeArtContest.com. Also, be sure to cast a vote for your favorite work of art in the seventh bi-weekly contest to help decide which three artists will advance to the Grand Prize round which will take place in just a couple of weeks.
If you’re not familiar with Artists on Art magazine, I would highly recommend taking a look at their website at www.artistsonart.com to learn more about all of the inspiring features that they offer.