Watercolor is for anyoneNov 04, 2019
Portrait artist of the year
A review of a great series called Portrait Artist of the Year.
Nov 25, 202309:43
Composing a subject
How to decide what to include in a painting.
Nov 22, 202310:03
Art can comfort and disturb
A definition of fine art that may help to see art in a different light.
Nov 05, 202305:16
What is good art?
What makes great works of art?
Oct 13, 202307:26
Ai unpacked for artists
Are you afraid of ai? Lister to this to ease your fears.
Sep 22, 202320:37
Initial roadblocks to learning watercolor
How some new students have difficulty getting on board to watercolor process.
Jul 18, 202308:01
Meditation and fine art process
How painting process can offer the same benefits of meditation.
Jun 24, 202312:24
Ai and fine art
What’s going to happen to art with the age of ai upon us?
Jun 07, 202305:15
My art show
Thoughts about putting together an art show.
Apr 17, 202309:05
Intent when looking at art
A few different approaches to viewing art.
Mar 10, 202308:14
Ways to visit an art museum
What is your intention in looking at great art? How to better achieve that goal.
Feb 25, 202310:00
When techniques dominate
When can good technique hinder advancement as a fine artist?
Feb 25, 202306:23
John Singer Sargent is the greatest watercolorist.
Why is he so good?
Feb 03, 202314:24
Can art counteract the digital age?
Maybe art sessions can help heal the bad effects of constant interactions with digital devices.
Jan 05, 202306:27
Open minded art viewing
Can a toddler make contemporary art? No. So what’s going on with those scribbles and blotches that sell for millions?
Dec 24, 202209:35
When materials inhibit growth as a fine artist
Is there a difference between playing with different art materials and making true and meaningful fine art?
Dec 12, 202208:05
What about natural creativity?
Will education destroy natural creativity?
Dec 11, 202207:02
Let’s talk about pigments.
What’s in your paint and did anyone die making it?
Dec 02, 202210:09
Pacing your time painting
How to manage your creative time
Oct 31, 202205:22
Three a’s to remember when approaching a subject
Don’t pick up that brush until you have employed the three a’s. Awareness of what’s there. Assessment of the shapes colors, etc. Then action.
Oct 23, 202206:13
The three i’s. Ignore. Imitate. Impress. Three things to avoid.
Three things to watch out for when reaching an intermediate level of painting skills.
Oct 12, 202205:20
Criticism of art
Is criticism good for artists?
Sep 08, 202210:54
Do altered states of mind affect creativity?
Opening up to the way our ever changing bodily and mental states affect our creative process and how to use them or enhance them to be in flow.
Sep 07, 202207:48
Extroverted and introverted artists
How does personality type affect creativity?
Sep 05, 202207:36
How to approach dazzlingly beautiful subjects
Sep 04, 202205:14
Generalization vs simplification of visuals in painting subjects
Another level of deep observation. How to think beyond first impressions and avoid boring paintings.
Sep 03, 202207:49
Subconscious vs unconscious painting
Stay focused on the active creative work of painting and let the automatic do your bidding. But don’t let the mindless unconscious run away with the process.
Sep 02, 202204:22
Becoming an artist
What external and internal influences shaped your create life?
Sep 01, 202205:10
Seven kinds of contrast
Use this guide as you are creating a work of art to help you use tools of contrast to bring your vision to life.
Aug 31, 202208:38
Is a painting ever finished
How to not overpaint. When do you know it’s time to stop painting?
Aug 30, 202209:36
Expressing emotion through painting
How do we convey emotion through painting?
Aug 29, 202203:51
Brain function in painting
How to think about both the automatic unconscious part of painting as well as the higher levels of creating.
Aug 27, 202207:30
Relatively speaking. Who’s the artist in your family?
Arguing that anyone can open the artist within. Not just certain people
Aug 27, 202203:18
Five ways to appreciate art
Learning from other peoples art and your own how to have an enriching experience. Five tips
Aug 24, 202209:59
Sharing your process with others.
Whom should you show a work in progress to? What will help you move forward to deeper levels of expertise as a painter?
Aug 19, 202208:41
Illustration vs fine arts
What is the difference between illustration vs fine arts both as consumer and creator?
Jul 13, 202210:58
Upcoming zoom on Georgia O’keeffe
This Friday we are having another discussion and demo on the art of Georgia O’keeffe. Check out the series on wendysoneson.com. Secrets of the great watercolorists
Jul 11, 202203:44
Mindfulness and art
Why fine arts practice can mirror the effects of meditation and mindfulness practice.
Jul 10, 202216:56
Painting the ocean
Contemplating an upcoming zoom meeting about Winslow Homer. How do we approach a beautiful and challenging subject like the ever changing ocean?
Jun 30, 202213:45
Hopper: secrets of great watercolorists
Thoughts on upcoming zoom class about Edward Hopper. Wendysoneson.com
Jun 15, 202207:57
Stealing ideas from other artists
Let other original artists’ ideas give you a starting point for your own innovations.
May 30, 202208:33
Should you try to sell paintings?
This is what I know and believe about selling art.
May 10, 202215:15
Secrets of great watercolorists
A new series of zoom demonstrations for artists as well as art aficionados.
Apr 26, 202206:09
What is art?
From a discussion about the difference between original, professional art vs amateur or commercial art. Identifying it in the world and the approach to making it.
Apr 07, 202208:27
Four elements of art practice
We progress as artists not just when holding a brush. Other factors keep us moving forward
Mar 19, 202208:41
Art process as an escape
What is the value of being in the art mind? Can it help us endure the hardships of everyday life?
Mar 13, 202205:49
Copying great art
Why do I ask my students to copy a great work of art? What do they learn?
Feb 21, 202206:47
Becoming an artist
I will be working on my book “becoming an artist “ this year and publishing excerpts weekly on Patreon.com/wendysoneson. Here is an introduction. To be published in 2023.
Jan 06, 202202:59
Increase your painting hours by having things ready to go
Dec 28, 202109:44
Short definition of creativity
A quick reminder
Dec 21, 202101:37